Fun Time in the Summertime…

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC My mother was a teacher and a nurse; a teacher before I was born, then a nurse in my formative years and beyond. To this day, I still joke with my friends back home that while they were reading Cat in the Hat, and Green Eggs and Ham, I was reading the PDR (the Physicians’ Desk Reference). I can see my mother studying for Nursing School and having this mauve colored book with gold lettering that …

AARP CO Presents Cyber Seniors Film Premier Plus Technology Workshop September 17, 2014

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Events | Home & Family Please join AARP CO for a one-of-a-kind film premier followed by a Mentor Up Technology Workshop  you won’t want to miss! Cyber Seniors is a  humorous and heartwarming documentary that follows the journey of a group of older adults as they discover the world of the Internet with the help of their tech-savvy youth mentors.  The film offers a look at the obstacles and accomplishments when crossing the digital divide. This wonderful documentary will be followed by refreshments and an …

Plan for Your Pet’s Care

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family Pets have been shown to be good for seniors.  Over the past 20 years or so numerous studies have shown the benefits sharing life with a pet can have for a variety of populations, including seniors.  Pets provide constant companionship and social support that family members sometimes can’t.  They also serve as “social lubricants”, making it easier to connect with other people.  Studies have shown that people are more likely to start a conversation or approach a person with a …

Senate race features sharp disagreements

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Colorado By Cynthia Pasquale Distinct differences over Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act separate Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Cory Gardner in the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The candidates are a study in contrasts: Udall, 64, the first-term Democratic incumbent who previously served 10 years in the House, generally follows a Democratic agenda; Gardner, 40, elected to the House from the 4th Congressional District in 2010, most often sides with his Republican peers. The AARP Bulletin asked candidates …

Meet AARP 2014 Andrus Award Winner

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Volunteering At 60 years old, Clifford Boxley has been driving veterans from his hometown of Lamar, Colorado to medical appoints in Denver, as well as La Junta and Pueblo for the past seven years. That dedication has earned him the AARP 2014 Andrus Award, the highest honor a volunteer can receive from AARP. Following the recent award ceremony, AARP Colorado sat down with Mr. Boxley to talk about his award, volunteerism and veterans. AARP: Clifford, what are you retired from? CB: …

Join AARP Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?”

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Español | Events Join AARP Colorado and History Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?” The traveling exhibit runs from Sept. 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015 and features a number of programs. AARP Members are also entitled to America’s Story: A Community Conversation with Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa on Sept. 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. The exhibit was developed by the American Anthropological Association and supported by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The educational goal of the exhibit is …