Hike for MS – Help Us Stay on the Path to a Cure

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Livable Communities | Local Resources Join the Rocky Mountain MS Center this August for Multiple Summits for Multiple Sclerosis (#MS4MS)! MS4MS is a do-it-your-way approach to raising awareness and support for the Rocky Mountain MS Center. Whether you hike a trail, walk laps in your own neighborhood, or set out with a team for the peak of a 14er… Pick your own summit and conquer it with us! Whether you hike a trail, take a challenging walk at a local park, or set out with …

Denver Mayoral Commission on Aging’s Second Annual “Seniors in September” Event

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Events | Livable Communities | Local Resources The Denver Commission on Aging and the Denver Office on Aging will be hosting the second annual Seniors in September event. Last year this event attracted over 300 older adults to the Denver Art Museum for a day of fun and learning about important services available. This year the event will offer free workshops on health, fitness and legal Issues pertaining to aging, as well as a community resource forum showcasing services from the City and County Denver and non-profit …

A Message from our State Director

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving I’m a pretty typical AARP member in CO. I’m in my 50s, active, working, have been a caregiver in the past for older loved ones while raising kids at home and balancing the challenges of being a member of the “sandwich generation.” I have felt the tug of never giving enough while having to balance some me-time to avoid burn out. I’m not unusual, I’m the new normal. That is why AARP has become so focused on providing support to …

Mimi’s Fourth Commandment: Communicate

Posted on 07/15/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving When I moved my mom to Denver, she was 90 years old and she suffered from a form of dementia that made her unable to speak.  Our family had decided that the best place for her to live would be a dementia unit in the same building where my dad would reside in independent living.   Mom’s dementia unit was beautiful.  It was sunny, upbeat, and attractively furnished.  We thought she would be very happy there.  The first day my …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Lazy Days of Summer

Posted on 07/15/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving Lazy Days of Summer   Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. We are well into the lazy days of summer. However, if you are a caregiver, I imagine …

AARP Colorado End of Session

Posted on 07/15/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Advocacy AARP Colorado is pleased to report on our 2015 legislative activities. All bills referenced in this report were signed by Governor John Hickenlooper unless otherwise noted.Check out the Colorado AARP Legislative end of session 2015.               AARP on Tour: Join AARP Colorado staff and volunteers to discuss AARP legislative priorities. Good conversation and light refreshments guaranteed. All forums are free and open to the public: Oct. 7, 2015 at the Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. …