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Saturday, May 21, 2016,  2:00 p.m. – Boulder    Check Out the Motus Theater Company’s Salsa Monologue Project Boulder Public Library-Canyon Theater 1001 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302 Salsa Loteria Monologues explore the life, strength and resilience of Latina immigrants from our community. Learn about the obstacles they face, the love of family that inspires them and celebrate their courage to leave their home and venture to a new country.  Then monologues are written and performed by Rosa Elena Valle Cerezo, …

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AARP Colorado encourages you to check out Pueblo’s 46th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12-7 p.m. at El Pueblo Museum, 301 North Union Ave. in Pueblo. As one of the sponsors of this growing cultural event, AARP Colorado wants you to visit El Pueblo Museum and enjoy two stages of continuous entertainment and cultural awareness. Enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment: Folklorico & Aztec Dancers Mexican Singers Chicano Speakers Thursday, May 5, 2016 EL Pueblo Museum, 301 North Union Ave., …

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AARP Colorado invites members to have a blast this summer at the Winter Park Jazz Festival, one of the state’s premier music events. Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the festival will be July 16-17 at Hideaway Park in Winter Park. AARP members can buy tickets at the discounted prices of $40 for general admission and $60 for VIP tickets. To request the discount, call the box office for will-call pick-up at 888-409-5974 toll-free, and mention that you are an AARP member …

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Arapahoe County Foundation fund for Southview Apartment Fire Victims established LITTLETON, CO — A fund has been established through the Arapahoe County Foundation to assist victims of the Southview Place Towers Apartments fire that occurred on April 6 in the 5800 block of S. Windermere St. More than 130 senior citizens have been displaced by the fire and although all are now in housing, the crisis is far from over and many of the current housing solutions are temporary. Residents …

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National Honor Society students at Green Mountain High School hosted a Senior (Citizen) Prom recently at Lakewood Estates Retirement Community. Student volunteers transformed the lobby area of the retirement home into a cheerful Hawaiian atmosphere. Student disc jockey James Grebb played big band, swing and other tunes familiar to the older generation. Residents, students, and guests danced and laughed together. There were several generations present, including an 8-year-old girl who came to spend the evening with her great grandmother, and …

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Did you know that ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer? One in 72 females in Colorado will be diagnosed with invasive ovarian cancer. The most common age of diagnosis is between 55 and 64 and the majority of those diagnosed have no family history. Learn additional facts about ovarian cancer – and help the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) to educate women (and the men who love them) – by joining thousands of runners and walkers Saturday, June 11 …

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Emergency officials, along with AARP and other activists, are opposing a 911 deregulation bill by the telecom industry for being anti-consumer and potentially unsafe. “When you dial 9-1-1, you should be connected to police, fire and paramedics,” said Kelli Fritts, AARP Colorado advocacy director. “It sounds simple, but a couple of years ago, Colorado deregulated phone services.” While AARP fought prior deregulation, a 2014 package of bills passed overwhelmingly. Now Senate Bill 16-183 has been introduced by Sens. Mark Scheffel and …

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Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Coloradans, especially those who work for small businesses. AARP Colorado is supporting a bill that would increase the number of working Coloradans enrolled in retirement plans by creating a retirement savings strategy through employers who currently do not offer a work-place retirement plan. The purpose of HB 1403, the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, is to help promote greater retirement savings for employees in a convenient, low-cost manner that allows …

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AARP Colorado would like to invite you to Pueblo’s Annual 5 de Mayo Festival, Thursday, May 5th, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at El Pueblo History Museum. Come down to the El Pueblo History Museum and enjoy two stages of continuous 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 out these workshops featured at the Workshop Pavilion: Curandersimo 3 …

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Make your Encore Years Count with Peace Corps Sunday, May 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm Posner Center for International Development 1031 33rd St., Denver, CO 80205   Have you always wanted to serve in the Peace Corps? It’s never too late!  Join your Colorado Peace Corps representatives on May 1 to learn more about service opportunities overseas for older applicants. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served after age 50 will be available to share stories and answer questions about their experiences. …

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What do you do when reading becomes very difficult? Ask people to read your mail, newspaper or books? Hopefully, someone knows and shares with you, the best kept secret in Colorado. For over 85 years, the Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) in Denver has provided free library service to print disabled residents in Colorado. Library service includes audio, Braille, and large print books, delivered directly to your residence postage paid. How great is that! It is awesome, especially when one …