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 …

Chasing Her Dreams: Marcia Starts Training

Posted on 02/26/2015 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 3-Running with New Shoes Last week I wrote about having my gait analyzed. I have a few friends who think I maybe should get my brain analyzed too but most people have been encouraging. I worked on running on the balls of my feet and Richard, the coach said, I am doing …

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 …

AARP Colorado: Keep Public Transportation Service Affordable

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

Advocacy | Community AARP is part of a broad coalition working to insure 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 staff has put forward a proposed rate structure for community feedback and RTD board approval in May of this year. The new rates would go into effect in 2016 when a number of new fastrack light rail lines open. There are a …

AARP Sponsors El Movimiento

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

Community | Español | Local Resources In the 1960s and 1970s, Colorado was at the forefront of El Movimiento, the fight to end discrimination and promote civil rights for Chicanos. The Chicano movement in Colorado was a hard-fought struggle to gain social and political power through education. Some believe it is still being fought to this day. A turbulent time, but an era of great growth, Colorado played a critical role in the activism that shaped this movement and a generation. AARP Colorado is sponsoring a History …