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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, …

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29.

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days, advancements in technology have allowed Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. [photo credit: istockphoto.com/BakiBG]

Cadena

— With one in four Americans between the ages 44 and 70 interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to ten years, the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are renewing their “Summer of Encore Mentoring” educational events targeting entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who want to start or grow their small business. Building on the existing experience, knowledge, networks and skills of those 50+ – all aspects that make those 50+ to be …

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— AARP has launched a new job-search tool powered by Simply Hired to help the 50-plus navigate the cluttered job market. The tool helps users narrow their search by title, company, work preference (full or part-time), skill, education and experience. Visit the job-search tool by clicking here, and see what it can do for you. The AARP job search tool powered by Simply Hired matches your interests and experience with opportunities near you and for you. It allows you to tailor your job search …

Grand Junction

— Let the Western Colorado Senior Games begin! Need a reason to visit Colorado’s Western Slope? Well, we got it: The Western Colorado Senior Games are being held in beautiful Grand Junction, August 20-26, 2016. With over 55 events at one price, it’s going to be a great event for competitors 50 and older.  Events include Pickleball, Track and Field, Swimming, Archery, Table Tennis, 5K Walk/Run, Billiards, Cards, Basketball, Golf, Bowling, Dance, Horseshoes, and Bocce Ball. Registration forms are available by clicking here. Registration deadline is …

Jane W. Barton, MTS, MASM, CSA

— Greetings one and all… I hope you and yours enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day weekend. The holiday heralds the coming of summer and the many activities associated with the season—outdoor adventures, fun in the sun, and excursions. As the Caregiving Ambassador for AARP Colorado, I enjoy traveling throughout Colorado during the summer months to present educational programs in various and sundry places. It matters not where I travel, caregiving is a common concern for both professional caregivers and family caregivers. …

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— AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Murphy as state director for AARP Colorado. Murphy joined AARP in April. After 8 years as the mayor of Lakewood, Murphy said he is thrilled to continue his focus on issues that are relevant to the 650,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older Coloradans and their families. He brings an extensive background in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors. During his tenure as mayor of Lakewood, Murphy oversaw …

Rockies

— The Colorado Rockies and AARP invite AARP members to come and enjoy a Sunday game at Coors Field. Discounted tickets for AARP Day are limited, so purchase them now! Hey, baseball fans get your discount tickets to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. in Denver, on Sunday, July 24, 2016, AARP Day at the ballpark. To buy tickets, to go www.rockies.com/aarp and use promo code RP2016. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m., and …

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— Join AARP Colorado at Little Man Ice Cream for a free scoop. All you have to do is let us know what you think about Social Security. We’ll be there to collect your comments and have a treat with you. It’s easy, fun and free. And Little Man ice cream is so good, especially on those warm evenings in Denver. So come see us at Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver, CO 80211, on June 28, from 4:30 to …

foothills 2016

— Join AARP for a free day at the Foothills Art Center on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For the first time in its history, Foothills Art Center is inviting outstanding American artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metals, wood and mixed media to exhibit major bodies of their work. Cleveland glass artist, Brent Kee Young, San Francisco clay artist, Bean Finneran, Washington State wood turner, Ron Gerton and basketry artist, Carol Eckert are among the accomplished …