Take the Grandkids to Whoville and Laugh at the Grinch

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Colorado | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources The Denver Center for Performing Arts is offering a discount to AARP members who take a child or grandchild to the Dec. 17 evening performance of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. AARP staff and volunteers will be on hand before the show to discuss the various ways AARP is active in the community. AARP members and guests can get a free child’s ticket (for those 17 or younger) with the purchase of an adult ticket in …

Participate in RTD Meetings

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado | Events | Money & Work As RTD expands bus and rail services, its fare structure has become complex and hard to navigate for a lot of consumers. RTD is currently evaluating its current fare policies, including how fares are calculated based on distance, zones, and class of service such as Regional, Express, and Local/Limited. RTD has developed fare structure alternatives. The RTD Board of Directors will be holding a series of public meetings between December 3, 2014 and December 11, 2014 throughout the metro area to present …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: The Power of Stories

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Blog by Jane Barton 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. It’s time for a break and a moment of reflection. Today, I want to recognize the power of stories …

Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC For many people the Thanksgiving season is the one time of the year where being grateful seems to be the conversation as we gather around the dinner table enjoying the turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. Something that I started to do about three years ago was to concentrate on being grateful all year long, not just on turkey day. What I’ve learned to do is: *Appreciate what I have, and not worry about what I …

Happy Holidays from State Director Morie Smile

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Colorado | Events | Home & Family What a year 2014 proved to be! Members across the state enjoyed presentations on brain health and healthy behaviors. In Fort Collins, CSU students coached older Larimer County residents on how to use their technology, and in Mesa County, high school honor students turned the generational tables, offering technology assistance to an eager crowd. Throughout the year, AARP CO Caregiving ambassador Jane Barton offered advice and insights into healthy Caregiving and creating Caregiver support groups, which is a major AARP …

More member discounts

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Are you a sports lover? How about a lacrosse game? Or maybe you’re into something more cultural. Well, AARP Colorado has you covered. Join us for a Colorado Mammoth game and/or The Westside Oratorio, a tale of seven generations of a Denver Mexican-American family. AARP invites you to see The Westside Oratorio on Dec. 7, 2014, 2 p.m. at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. This play has been described as a “beautiful, sweeping and poignant epic that …