Chasing Her Dreams: Marcia Starts Training

Posted on 03/27/2015 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! Entry 7- Stretched Short I did not want to run Tuesday. My last run had been a measly two miles. My pedometer wasn’t working. It was raining and cold. Besides training for the half-marathon, I am participating in a 21-day meditation challenge with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. This time they are working …

Practice Makes Perfect for Seniors

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing Singing for Seniors kicks off another season in Larimer County. Singing for Seniors provides an avenue for active, older adults to engage in recreational singing and, at the same time, realize their health, wellness, and life-long learning goals. The senior choir is made up of 50-plus adults, who want to sing for the joy of it.  The choir currently has about 175 members.  AARP Colorado has been a sponsor since the pilot phase in 2012 and has been instrumental in assuring the …

AARP Colorado: Keep Public Transportation Service Affordable

Posted on 03/23/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy | Community RTD is proposing new bus fares that would go up to $2.60 for local routes, among other changes. Light rail fares would be the same as bus fares, transfers and light rail zones would be eliminated. AARP is part of a broad coalition working to ensure the new RTD bus and rail rate structure is affordable for the Denver region’s low-income population, which is disproportionately Latino and African American and are strong public transit users. The RTD Board of Directors is expected to approve the changes and rate hike in …

Coloradans are in danger of losing their voice

Posted on 03/23/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy Column by AARP Colorado State Director Morie Smile Since 1984, the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel has represented ordinary consumers when utility companies attempt to raise their rates. The office has saved Coloradans an estimated $1.7 billion in energy and telecommunications rates. But now, some special interests are trying to shut down the office, and we shouldn’t allow that to happen. The seven-member OCC represents residential, small business and agricultural consumers in telecom, electric and gas cases before the state …

Give a year…Change a life!

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Local Resources Do you… Have an interest in a year of service? Have a passion for working with kids? Have a Bachelor’s degree? If so, then apply today to the Denver Math Fellows Program! Commit to instructing a small number of students in math during the school day and you will receive: A $21,000 salary for a year of service (paid over 13 months) Potential $2,000 bonus Medical and dental benefits options Learn more and apply today for the 2015–2016 school year:

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Ya Gotta Laugh!

Posted on 03/13/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving | Home & Family Blog by Jane Barton Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. If you are feeling a wee bit stressed or overwhelmed, you’ve come to the right place. Today, it’s …