Take the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Driver Safety | Volunteering By Danica Lucker Tim Trumbo remembers being required to take a driver safety class back in 1970 when he was in the U.S. Navy. “They made everyone do it because accidents cost the military too much in money and personnel,” he recalled. Trumbo, 70, of Denver, learned a lot back then, but he learned still more when he attended an AARP Smart Driver class. “The instructor showed us how to adjust your side mirror better to avoid blind spots,” he …

Cómo convertirte en un conductor más seguro

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Driver Safety | Español Por Danica Lucke Tim Trumbo recuerda que tuvo que tomar un curso de seguridad para conductores en 1970, cuando estaba en la Armada de EE.UU. “Nos obligaron a todos a hacerlo, pues los accidentes le cuestan demasiado a las fuerzas armadas, en dinero y personal”, recordó. Trumbo, de 70 años, quien vive en Denver, aprendió mucho en ese entonces. Pero aprendió todavía más cuando asistió al curso AARP Smart Driver. “El instructor nos mostró la mejor manera de ajustar el …

Mimi’s Fifth Commandment: Educate Yourself

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving It would have been so easy to “knee-jerk” when taking care of my two diverse elderly parents, but I wanted to do a good job and, just like when I was raising my two boys, I thought it was important to read up on the subject and then adapt the information I accumulated to my own personal situation.  In between administering to my parents’ immediate needs, I took to the internet and to purchasing a few select books to help …

Workshops In Denver Metro Regarding Long-Term Care Insurance

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Events Statistically, 70% of today’s 65-year-olds will need long-term care at some point. “Many people make the mistake of assuming Medicare covers it, and they’re wrong,” says Jeffrey Brown, professor of finance at the University of Illinois, who has spent the last decade researching long-term care insurance markets. There are only three choices: out-of-pocket, Medicaid, or insurance. “Long-term care is exactly the kind of low-probability, high-cost risk that you want to insure against,” he says. There are a couple of important …

AARP Colorado Webinars

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Local Resources Check out our latest archived webinars. Summer of ENCORE Mentoring Regional Webinar Monday, August 17, 2015 AARP,  the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Life Reimagined invite you to a live webinar that will help you put your small business plans into action. You will get advice from experts and hear about their experiences, while learning about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA, Life Reimagined, and a network of small business resource organizations.  From writing your business plan to seeking …

Relief for Family Caregivers: Tips on Managing Stress

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving Blog by Laura Kneeskern. According to new research by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (and funded in part by Home Instead Senior Care), 38% of family caregivers report high emotional stress from the demands of caregiving.*  Given that presently more than 42 million persons in the U.S. are family caregivers, this is an increasingly significant concern. Caregiver stress can manifest itself in many ways:  increased risk for long-term health concerns, emotional distress leading to anxiety, depression or unhealthy coping …