The Caregiver’s Cairn: Got Bounce

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. Today, let’s chat about bouncing. Wait – stay seated! This is not an aerobics class. First, we will talk about bouncing. Then, …

Caregiving is a Family Challenge – Free Workshop!

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources The introduction of a serious illness or disability disrupts the stability of a family system. A family’s response to stress is predicated on several factors: family structure, communication patterns, family history, and belief systems. With enough stress, most families will display dysfunctional behaviors. By understanding the source of the dysfunction, we can respond to issues more compassionately and effectively. JFS will also explore how to conduct and hold an effective family meeting so everyone can be involved in the caregiving …

New Volunteer Joins AARP Executive Council

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Volunteering AARP welcomes Lorri Orwig to its eight-member Executive Council, which is AARP Colorado’s volunteer advisory committee that helps set AARP strategic priorities statewide. Orwig, of Colorado Springs, is the newest volunteer to serve with the highest AARP Colorado volunteer body. The Executive Council works on issues that range from keeping living expenses affordable for Coloradans to planning community events. Orwig has been chief development officer of Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs for six years. She plans and develops …

Summertime and the Grilling is Easy

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Blog by A.J. White   Before you throw that burger or steak on the grill, consider the following. A recently released study of nearly 89,000 women who ate varying amounts of red meat over a 20 years period show a startling result in the increase of breast cancer (Wise, 2014). This longitudinal study looked at five different protein categories – unprocessed red meat (beef, pork, or lamb and hamburger); processed red meat (such as hot dogs, bacon and sausage); poultry …

Lesson Learned…

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing According to Webster’s dictionary, the term Empty Nesters is defined as “a parent whose children have grown up and moved away from home.”  For about 4 years now, my husband and I have been Empty Nesters, and you know what? We Love it! There is something so peaceable about having the house to ourselves. We loved the time spent raising our two beautiful daughters, but they are both grown and out of the house and doing well.  Which brings me …

AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Volunteering Americans age 50 and older face choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group – choices few could have prepared for. As the charitable affiliate of AARP, AARP Foundation is working with struggling people 50 and over so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. The Foundation focuses on four priorities: hunger, income, housing and isolation. Every year AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling Americans 50+ win back opportunity. We could do nothing without …