Love Sports?  Check out the Rocky Mountain Senior Games.

Love Sports? Check out the Rocky Mountain Senior Games.

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Health & Wellbeing The 37th Annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games June 4-8, 2014  The Rocky Mountain Senior Games* are Colorado’s qualifying event for the biennial Summer National Senior Games. The City of Greeley has collaborated with the Colorado Senior Sports Development Council (CSSDC) to bring the Rocky Mountain Senior Games to Colorado. CSSDC is the governing board of the Rocky Mountain Senior Games and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. CSSDC and the Recreation Division of the City of Greeley Leisure Services Department work together to coordinate the Games.  Athletes …

Singing for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express Yourself

Singing for Seniors: A Fun Way to Express Yourself

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family By Cynthia Pasquale Edith Brooks began singing at age 3 but never had formal training. Esther Parsons—with a degree in music theory and piano—has made a career out of melodies. Now the two, along with a hundred or so others who are 50 and older, regularly come together to share their love of song in a northern Colorado program designed for them. Singing for Seniors allows older people to sing for fun while reaping the physical and mental benefits of …

What To Do If Your Dog Barks At Others On Walks

What To Do If Your Dog Barks At Others On Walks

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family You’re walking your dog on a fine spring day, enjoying the exercise and the warmer weather, when your dog spots another dog walking straight toward you.  Your dog begins to bark, pulls at the leash, lunges for the other dog, acting as though he’s ready for a fight.  What do you do? From our observations of these situations, it seems many people don’t know what to do.  Many seem embarrassed by the behavior of their dogs; others laugh as if …

Hang Up on Big Telecom Deregulation

Hang Up on Big Telecom Deregulation

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Colorado Your reliable landline phone service is at risk. The Colorado Legislature is considering four bills that could: Make  it difficult – or impossible – for you to reach 911 in an emergency. Raise your monthly phone bill. Eliminate your ability to alert the Public Utility Commission if you have trouble with your phone service. Call 1-800-485-9401 to let your State Representative know that your landline is your lifeline – and to oppose House Bills 1328 through 1331. We know your landline phone service is your lifeline: During emergencies and prolonged power …

Colorado could be hit hard again by spring thaw

Colorado could be hit hard again by spring thaw

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family | Local Resources Federal Emergency Management Agency is saying everyone is at risk for spring flooding, but too many people remain unprotected. Just a few inches of water can cause severe damage and threaten human wellbeing.   “Don’t be caught off guard,” said Morie Smile, AARP Colorado State Director. “Know the risks and take action to protect yourself, your family and your business before it’s too late.”   According to FEMA, you can reduce your risk by considering the following:   Prepare now: …

 Fort Collins woman named to AARP Executive Council

Fort Collins woman named to AARP Executive Council

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Volunteering AARP welcomes Jill Taylor of Fort Collins to its seven-member Executive Council, which is AARP Colorado’s volunteer advisory committee that helps set AARP’s strategic priorities statewide. Taylor has been the manager of the Senior Services/Aspen Club program for 23 years with University of Colorado Health. She manages health screenings, wellness programs and overall benefits for the Aspen Club members, who are age 50 and older. She has worked with older adults in a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations for …