Meet AARP 2014 Andrus Award Winner

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

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: …

New Volunteer Joins AARP Executive Council

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Volunteering AARP welcomes Lorri Orwig to its eight-member Executive Council, which is AARP Colorado’s volunteer advisory committee that helps set AARP strategic priorities statewide. Orwig, of Colorado Springs, is the newest volunteer to serve with the highest AARP Colorado volunteer body. The Executive Council works on issues that range from keeping living expenses affordable for Coloradans to planning community events. Orwig has been chief development officer of Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs for six years. She plans and develops …

AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Volunteering Americans age 50 and older face choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group – choices few could have prepared for. As the charitable affiliate of AARP, AARP Foundation is working with struggling people 50 and over so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. The Foundation focuses on four priorities: hunger, income, housing and isolation. Every year AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling Americans 50+ win back opportunity. We could do nothing without …

Submit Photos Depicting Colorado’s Chicano Movement

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Volunteering AARP and Denver Public Library (DPL) are working together to select and identify 100 photos that depict the powerful events and people that reflect the Chicano movement in Colorado. The photographs will be digitized and accessible online through DPL’s Digital Collections. “This is really a great opportunity for Coloradans who witnessed the events of El Movimiento en Colorado first hand in the 1960s and 70s to share their story and enrich the state’s historical offerings at the same time,” said …

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 …

Two Colorado Education Pioneers Bring Hispanic Voice to Powerful AARP Advocacy Team

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Volunteering As two pioneers in the field of education, Teresa Reed and Irene Martinez Jordan bring decades of experience, common sense and activism to the 26-member advocacy team at AARP Colorado. The AARP Colorado advocacy team has been in the spotlight recently, not only for the dynamic work its members accomplish at the Colorado Legislature and beyond each year, but because the group has grown to its largest membership ever. Among the group are professionals with expertise in education, biology, Medicare, …