—   Tuesday, March 28, April 4:  LearnOn What’s the Good Word?  Best Use of Word on Your Computer, Metro State University AARP Discount 6 p.m.-8 p.m.– DENVER AARP members receive 15% off on the class.  This small and relaxed class will help you get fancier with “Word” on your computer – create tables, insert graphics, and explore other Word features that you may not know even existed!  All class is hands-on in a computer lab. AARP Members and their guests can access …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 5 p.m. MT Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

—  Greetings one and all… Can you believe it? March has arrived and Spring will make an official entrance in a few short weeks. Spring is an amazing season of rebirth, renewal, and growth. I am also realizing that Spring is a season for launching new adventures and exploring new worlds. Serving as the Caregiving Ambassador for AARP Colorado, I collaborate with the state office to continually develop new platforms for caregiving education. In 2017, we are expanding our educational offerings …

— Greetings one and all… Every month when writing the posting for the Caregiver’s Cairn, I am always amazed that another month has come and gone. Today is no different. In fact, the first month of 2017 seemed particularly fast paced. That is not totally unexpected. January is the month when I get my “ducks in row” professionally. Submit proposals. Schedule educational events. Finalize contracts. However, the pace seemed particularly swift (and stressful) this year due to unexpected and disturbing events. …

— AARP Colorado is featuring The Caregiver’s Cairn: A Roadmap to Caregiving, a new and very valuable caregiving blog written by Jane Barton and packed with information about caring for you, while you care for a loved one.  Join us each month for a new topic on caregiving, brought to you by Jane Barton. 2017 March 2017:  Eager to Learn February 2017: We Need More “Happy” January 2017: Great Expectations 2016 December 2016: Let HOPE Light the Way November 2016: November—National Hospice and …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 5 p.m. MT Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— Greetings one and all… Sitting at my desk this morning, I am pondering the advent of 2017. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to shift gears into the New Year. The past year proved to be particularly trying for me. However, I am not taking this too personally. I am not the only person challenged by the events of 2016. In fact, when chatting with my family, friends, and colleagues, there seems to be a consensus that …

— The holiday season offers opportunities to reflect on all that is good in our lives, and how we can give back to those less fortunate.  We’ve all seen the red kettles and bell ringers outside local grocery stores or heard about local soup kitchens serving up holiday dinners.  Volunteers like these are motivated to be agents for change in their communities, and many will say that community service defines who they are.  However, these individuals often experience significant health and …

— Greetings one and all… This morning I am sitting at my desk, sipping coffee, and reflecting on the holiday season. I am somewhat amazed by how quickly the holidays arrived this year. However, it shouldn’t be surprising. Every day is “lippin’ full”—an expression I learned from my sister-in-law. So, it’s time to slow down the pace. Take a deep breath. And be present to the moment. Care to join me? The holidays are an interesting time of the year. Some …

— Every 60 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops dementia. As adult children reunite with their aging parents during the holidays, they often notice worrying signs that their elders’ memories are failing. When does forgetfulness signal something more? What are the early warning signs of dementia? What’s the best way to initiate a conversation with a loved one who seems increasingly forgetful? For answers to those questions, call the 9News 9Line — 303-698-0999 between 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 12. …

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— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET/2 pm CT/1pm MT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information …