Brain Health at 9Health Fair

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy AARP Colorado is bringing brain health to the 9Health Fair April 18, 19 and May 3. The popular “Gray Matters: A fun and Engaging Look at the Importance of Brain Health” includes sessions on fitness, nutrition and how the brain works. Experts also will offer tips that may help people avoid dementia. Call 1-877-926-8033 to register for the free workshops. Dates and times are: Saturday, April 18, 2015 10-11 a.m. Broomfield United Methodist Church 545 W. 10th Avenue Broomfield, CO 80020. Aurora, CO 80011. Registration Deadline: April …

AARP 2015 Legislative Agenda

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Caregiving tops the AARP agenda this session, and AARP is strongly supporting four bills that provide for older adults: HB 1033, by Reps. Dianne Primavera and James Wilson and Sen. Larry Crowder, creates a strategic planning group. A single comprehensive strategic plan can among other things determine the impact of the demographic shift on the state’s workforce and economy, assess the regional impacts of this shift, determine the long-term effects on the state’s budget, and assess the impact of caregiving …

Chasing Her Dreams: Marcia Starts Training

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Congratulations Marcia on being named AARP Colorado’s Life Reimagined 1/2 Marathon Contest Winner!  Check out her blog each week as she trains for the Colfax 1/2 Marathon! Entry4- Half Marathon Status Report I am about a month into training for the Colfax Half Marathon. Here are the reasons I was running with abbreviated results in italics. I wanted to lose weight. Thus far the pounds are winning, but I feel fitter. I was chasing challenge.  I started at about running three …

AARP Foundation Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on 03/2/2015 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 …

April Symposium Will Help Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Colorado is hosting a caregiving symposium April 24 in Arvada. Empowering the state’s 843,000 family caregivers is a top priority for AARP. Speakers at the event will include experts on caregiving and elder law. The symposium will feature information and resources that can ease the burden of caregiving. In addition, chair massage, video presentations and prizes will be available in the exhibit hall. The symposium will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arvada Center for the …

AARP Advocacy and El Comité Volunteer Recognized

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Volunteering AARP Colorado volunteer Irene Martinez Jordan is being honored in Miami by Hispanicize, a national recognition of Americans of Hispanic descent who have made great strides in their fields to improve the lives of other Latinos. The Positive Impact Awards were created in honor of the late Louis Pagan, co-founder of Hispanicize and well-known social media entrepreneur. Pagan was widely known for his kindness and commitment to giving the community a voice through his vast social media networks. In the same …