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— Events below qualify for the Passport Program in the Denver Metro Area. July and August 2016 – Matinee and Evening Performances -Central City Opera The Ballad of Baby Doe Central City Opera House 124 Eureka Street Central City, CO  80427 The true riches-to-rags adventure of Elizabeth (Baby) Doe and Horace Tabor.  An intriguing epic of love and loss, boom and bust, the story is set to beautiful music by composer Douglas Moore. Matinees at 2:30 p.m.: July 13, 15, 17, …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— Check out our latest archived webinars. Does Parkinson’s disease affect thinking and memory? Tuesday, August 24, 2016 Does Parkinson’s disease affect thinking and memory? What is dementia? I’m having problems with my memory, do I have dementia? Are there any treatments for dementia? These are some of the questions that Dr. Kluger will address in this webinar on Parkinson’s disease and cognitive issues. Cognitive problems are common in Parkinson’s disease and the possibility of developing dementia is one of the …

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— Greetings one and all… Can you believe we are knee-deep in the middle of August? The summer seems like a blur. So, let’s slow down for a moment and Take 5. Grab your favorite beverage and settle into a cozy chair. Today, I want to chat about an essential aspect of life for personal and professional caregivers—self care. Having been a caregiver and knowing countless caregivers, I know that the task of self care usually falls to the bottom of …

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— Retired? Yes, or maybe you’re close. Tired? No way! Whether you’re a retiree or empty nester looking to enrich your life through volunteerism or an outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, look no further than Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). VOC is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating and enabling people to care for Colorado’s natural resources. VOC is currently seeking adults ages 50 and older to participate in a range of fulfilling outdoor volunteer opportunities now through …

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— Soaring temperatures and extreme, prolonged heat pose serious threats to seniors. On average, more than 1,500 people in the U.S. die annually due to heat complications. According to the CDC, there are several reasons why seniors are at greater risk: Seniors don’t adjust as well to sudden temperature changes. They’re less likely to notice the heat and they don’t cool down as quickly. Seniors are more likely to have chronic medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes which can …

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— Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks.  Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. NeighborWalks take place in neighborhoods around Denver and is designed to be inclusive and to help Denver residents explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods, learn …

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— Join AARP Colorado for its free Financial Resilience seminar in Fort Collins on the evening of Sept. 12 to discuss how to get the most out of your retirement savings. Whether you are still working, or getting ready to collect Social Security, we introduce you to the tools to help you calculate what you have and what you’ll need. We also help you find real advice about collecting your benefits, how to save more money and how to cut down on …

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— Join AARP for its Take A Stand tour. AARP will visit Fruita, Aurora, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Pueblo this year and you are invited to attend at a location near you to discuss state and federal legislative priorities with AARP Colorado staff and volunteers throughout the month of September. Why Take A Stand? If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year in Social Security benefits. Doing nothing is not an option. That’s why AARP …

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— Survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch Finds Four-out-of-Five Colorado Adults Have Donated to Charity, but only about Half are Properly Vetting Before Giving DENVER, CO –A recent survey by AARP Foundation ElderWatch found that close to 80 percent of Colorado adults ages 18 and older made a charitable donation in the last twelve months. Though many are giving, the survey also found that most consumers don’t know how to verify a charity’s legitimacy. “I encourage the many generous people in our …

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— The Latina Legacy Circle honors the spirit of Lena Archuleta by recognizing outstanding Latina leaders Thursday Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rodolfo “Corky”Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 N. Irving St. in Denver. AARP Colorado is happy to sponsor this event in the memory of Lena Archuleta, and educator, activist and AARP volunteer. We are thrilled to help honor this year’s group, which exemplifies the spirit of Latinas who have advanced Hispanics in their Colorado communities and beyond. The Latina Legacy Circle invites you to join in …