Don’t miss the Grinch

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

Colorado | Local Resources Yup, Mr. Grinch, he is a mean one. But the holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a must see and AARP Colorado has a discount that would make even the ol’ Grinch smile. AARP members and guests may receive a free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket in price level 2 for the showing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Denver Center for the Performing …

Adventures in Living Arrangements

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Cynthia Pasquale For more than 10 years, Jane Barton and a few girlfriends have had an ongoing conversation about sharing a home when they are older. “I want to get older and weirder with people I know and love. Our social networks are incredibly important if we want to age well,” said Barton, an expert on aging issues. This year she became an ambassador for AARP Colorado and travels the state presenting seminars on aging and caregiving. Barton and …

Let Your Creative Juices Flow…

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC Fall, autumn, whichever you prefer, is my most favorite time of the year. There is something about the smell in the air, the changing of the leaves, a drop in temperature, and an almost slowing down of the world that seems to put me in my most creative mood. For the last three years I have designed and created my own line of all occasion greeting cards made from recycled products. The fact that they are …

Discounted tickets to Denver Film Festival

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events Join AARP Colorado for the 37th Annual Starz Denver Film Festival.* AARP members are entitled to receive $3 off a regular, or matinée, screening during the 37th Stars Denver Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 12-23, 2014 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., and Buell Theatre, 1031 13th St. All venues are located in Denver. To receive the discount, go to denverfilm.org and create a Customer Profile. Select your desired screening by clicking …

What Not To Down Size When You Down Size

Posted on 10/27/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family In our later years, many of us begin simplifying our lives; getting rid of things we don’t use or need any more and scaling back our possessions including smaller houses, smaller cars, maybe even smaller pets.  Downsizing can make things easier for us in many ways, but there are certain items that it is better not to reduce in size. One of those, new research tells us, is your cat’s litter box. There is a temptation to go to a …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Grief Savvy

Posted on 10/16/2014 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 explore a rather daunting …