Chasing Her Dreams: Marcia Starts Training

Posted on 04/27/2015 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!   T is for Time Limits as well as Trying I’m to the last letter of the S-M-A-R-T method that I’ve used in training for the half marathon. T stands for time limits in the model that Deepak Chopra and Oprah used in their 21 day meditation. Initially I thought this meant give …

Sign the Petition: Close the Conflict of Interest Loophole!

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy You’ve worked hard to save for retirement and you deserve a financial advisor who works just as hard to protect what you’ve earned. Right now, loopholes in the law allow bad-actors in the financial industry to provide retirement savings “advice” based on what’s best for their pocketbook, not yours. The result? They can recommend investments with higher fees, riskier features, and lower returns because they earn more money, even if those investments are not the best choice for you. Bad …

El Movimiento

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Events El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado exhibit immerses visitors in the urgency, passion and vitality of one of Colorado’s most important social movements. In the 1960s and 1970s, Chicano activists in Colorado fought to end discrimination, secure rights and gain political and social power through education, culture and the arts. AARP members are invited to experience this absorbing exhibit. Now through October 31, 2015. Exhibit and all programs are at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO. AARP members are …

Pueblo’s Cinco de Mayo

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Events AARP Colorado encourages you to check out Pueblo’s Annual 5 de Mayo Festival, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12-7 p.m. at Bessemer Park, 843 W. Northern Ave. in Pueblo. As one of the sponsors of this growing cultural event, AARP Colorado wants you to come down to Bessemer Park and enjoy two stages of continous cultural entertainment, a workshop pavilion, car show and a Chicano exhibit. Enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment: Folklorico & Aztec Dancers Mexican Singers Storytellers Drummers Check …

Crossing Culture with Care: Diversity and Aging

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Column by Marissa Volpe –   Cristina is a 48-year-old caregiver to her 82-year-old mother in Denver, Colo. She works full time as a custodian, is raising three children as a single mother and in the afternoons, after her early morning work shift ends, she takes classes to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Caring full time for her mother, who is paralyzed and living with Alzheimer’s disease, is around the clock work. She relies on the help of her children. Dolores, her …

Spiritual Caregiving: Soul tips for the journey

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Home & Family Column by Marissa Volpe   Recently I facilitated an interfaith training on spirituality and dementia. A spirited group of rabbis, pastors and ministers of care joined together to learn about dementia’s effect on one’s spiritual self, the warning signs of dementia, and how spiritual caregiving affects those with Alzheimer’s along with the caregivers themselves. When a person receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease a tendency toward planning for legal and medical aspects of a person’s life become paramount; at the …