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, …

Mimi’s Caregiving Commandment Number Nine: Do Your Homework

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

Each time that a crisis occurred when I was caring for my elderly parents, I took a deep breath and tried to focus on finding a temporary solution to the prevailing problem. It would be a time to investigate alternatives and options for the issue I was facing. That always required doing some research. One of the best examples of doing my homework centered on the question of whether or not either of my parents was a candidate for hospice. …

Cesar Chavez Remembered

Posted on 01/14/2016 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Cesar Chavez was a true leader. As a Latino organizer he was dedicated to the betterment of the lives of migrant farm workers, and his actions inspired and empowered people throughout the world. Because he was a great leader and the face of the Chicano movement, AARP Colorado recognizes the contributions of the late Cesar Chavez with its sponsorship of a celebration and parade in his memory to be held April 9, 2016. The march will commence at Regis University and …