AARP 2015 Colorado Legislative Priorities

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado Colorado’s 65+ population will increase by 123 percent between 2010 and 2030. Meanwhile, services for older Coloradans remain sorely underfunded. In light of staggering older population growth and funding inadequate to meet future needs, AARP alerted members of the Colorado legislature about its 2015 legislative agenda. Caregiving and keeping older adults in their homes and independent top the list of AARP priorities. “We are excited to work with Rep. Steve Lebsock and Sen. Larry Crowder on legislation to increase the Older Coloradans …

Students Deliver Hi-Tech Lessons

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Ever wish you knew just a little bit more about your lap-top, e-reader/tablet, or cell phone to get more out of it? How about e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter? Would you like someone to sit down with you and explain what they are and how they work? AARP Colorado wants you to get your questions answered so you can have a satisfying online experience. Therefore, AARP has joined forces with a handful of Universities and high schools to host free Mentor-Up events, …

Young Author Writing Opportunity

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events | Home & Family AARP and the Colorado School and Public Employee Retirement Association are sponsoring an Essay Contest with the title “My Grandparents are the best grandparents in the world!”  Essays will be judged by CSPERA members and the results will be announced by April 20, 2015.  There will be a first- and second-place winner in each of the four CSPERA State Divisions:  the Metro Division, the Northeast Division, the Southern Division, and the Western Division.   Each winner will receive as follows: First Place – A …

AARP Local Discounts

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Local Resources AARP Night at the Colorado Mammoth January 10, 2015 DENVER Join AARP as the Colorado Mammoth take on the Calgary Roughnecks in the 2015 home opener. Come by the AARP table and meet AARP staff and volunteers and hear about the things AARP is doing here in the community.  AARP members and their guests receive a discounted ticket and service fees are waived. Colorado Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pepsi Center Ticket …

Legislative Agenda: Boost Support Services

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources By Roger Fillion Bernard Hynes was thrilled one September morning when he opened the door from his bedroom and looked into his Denver apartment. The living room and kitchen were clean. They had been a mess. Illness had left the 67-year-old Hynes unable to tidy up. “It was like Christmas morning as a little kid when you wake up. It was so nice,” said Hynes, who quit a part-time job because of illness. “It gave me a new lease on …

En busca de fondos para respaldar programas

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Por Roger Fillion Una mañana de septiembre, Bernard Hynes sintió gran emoción tras abrir la puerta de su dormitorio y ver el estado del apartamento en donde vive, en la ciudad de Denver. La sala de estar y la cocina estaban limpias. Poco antes, eran un desastre. La enfermedad le había impedido a Hynes, de 67 años, poner su vivienda en orden. “Me sentí como un niño que se levanta en la mañana de Navidad. Fue tan lindo”, manifestó Hynes, …