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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, …

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— Join us July 29th to Screen a Community Caregiving Documentary   When:  Friday July 29, 6 pm Where:  Chinese American Council of Colorado (CACC),  1100 W Littleton Boulevard, Suite 320, Littleton, Colorado 80120 Other:  Free admission and food and refreshments will be provided.   The film is 15 minutes long, and after the screening we will have a discussion featuring AARP Vice President of Multicultural Outreach for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Daphne Kwok. Check out the online preview!    

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— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Greetings one and all…     Welcome back to the Caregiver’s Cairn. It’s time to take a deep breath and relax for a bit. We are knee-deep in the midst of summer, and these are far from the lazy days of summer, right? As the southern saying goes, every day is “lippin’ full” with things to do! So, pour a cold drink. Find a cozy chair. And let’s chat for a few minutes. As noted in the last posting, I …

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— The Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) is celebrating its 52nd anniversary during the annual Bernie Valdez Awards luncheon. The 2016 Bernie Valdez Awards Luncheon will be held Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave. in Denver. The theme for this year’s luncheon is “Las Raices de Nuestras Contribuciones.” As one of the sponsors for this event, AARP Colorado staff and volunteers congratulate the following awardees, who will be …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— AARP invites you and a guest to our Take A Stand Office Opening Party in Lakewood on Wednesday, July 6th at 4:30pm. Join us for hot dogs, cold beverages, and the opportunity to connect with other AARP members, learn more about our efforts to preserve Social Security and discover ways that you can take advantage of one of our exciting volunteer opportunities. As the 2016 election cycle heats up, AARP’s Take A Stand campaign will continue to focus on the goal of …

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— Keeping 9-1-1 deregulation at bay and fighting for your financial future topped the AARP legislative agenda for 2016. The following is a list of the bills AARP Colorado worked on either passing or opposing. (All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted. All bills with an asterisk (*) note a priority vote. To visit our bill list for more information, click here. What we did to ensure our 911 system remains regulated by the …

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— 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.

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— 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]

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— 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 …