Better Choices, Better Health- Free Online Class for Health Conditions

Posted on 02/10/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Individuals with diabetes, arthritis, depression, other health conditions invited to take free online class developed by Stanford University Adults in Colorado with ongoing health conditions are invited to enroll in a nationally recognized online workshop called Better Choices Better Health, designed to support participants in taking charge of their health. The six-week computer-based workshop is being offered at no cost for 50 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested individuals must enroll by Feb. 25. Stanford University developed the Internet workshop …

Black History Month: Civil Rights in America

Posted on 02/9/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP Celebrates Sung and Unsung Heroes The American Civil Rights Movement started the journey to equality for everyone. In celebration of Black History Month, AARP proudly recognizes those who started the movement and through actions large and small, known and unknown, worked to achieve equality for all. We all have stories of success and triumph that deserve to be told. The contributions of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Thurgood Marshall and many others to the civil rights …

Resolve to Enjoy Benefits of Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Posted on 01/20/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

With the start of a new year, many of us resolve to commit to a healthier diet and lifestyle. The benefits can be many:  increased cognitive function, higher energy levels, improved immune system, resistance to illness, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health issues. Why Proper Nutrition is Important for Older Adults For adults aged 55 and older, establishing good dietary habits is especially important. As we age, a number of changes occur which may reduce appetites and …

Speak Up! AARP Is Turning Up The Volume On Caregiving

Posted on 01/20/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

We want to hear your thoughts on caregiving and give you the chance to win a $75.00 Walmart gift card. It’s simple! Swing by the AARP Resource Center which is  on the first floor of the SRDA, located at  230 N Union Ave, Monday through Friday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, and share which emotion resonates most with you when you think about being a caregiver? Is it loving?  Being responsible?  Appreciated? We want to know your perspective on caregiving!  You can …

Bilingual Tax Prep in Denver

Posted on 01/19/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado’s first bilingual Tax-Aide site at Centro San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence St, is in its fifth year of offering tax preparation for Spanish speakers, or taxpayers who just feel more comfortable working with a tax preparer or volunteer in Spanish. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. There are locations throughout the state to assist low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Although Tax-Aide maintains a particular focus on people 50 and older, taxpayers do …

Calling All Spanish-Speaking Caregivers

Posted on 01/15/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Istockphoto/(c)monainshanghai The Alzheimer’s Association offers peer or professionally-led groups for Spanish-speaking caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals.  Círculo de Apooyo or Circle of Support aims to create a welcoming environment for monolingual Spanish-speaking caregivers. Spouses, adult children, family members, neighbors and friends are all encouraged to take part in this monthly gathering.  The Support group will take place at: Círculo de Apoyo Innovage Thornton Center (Training Room) 445 E 124th Ave Thornton, …