— Saturday, July 29 – Sunday, July 30, 2017: Denver Dragon Boat Festival The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival in Sloan’s Lake Park has become a popular cultural bonanza in Denver over the past 17 years. Denver’s 5280 Magazine declared it “one of Colorado’s greatest festivals.” This year’s Dragon Boat Festival, scheduled July 29–30, 2017, promises to be the biggest and best yet.  Check out our AARP Block Party tent, which travels to many cities, visiting events all across the country. From skateboarding and lip-syncing to dancing and fashion tips for …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. MT, …

— Many of Colorado’s safest and most experienced drivers benefit from information that helps them adjust to an evolving array of changes in car technologies, roadway designs, traffic laws and rules, and also in themselves. Many of these Baby Boomers have no plans to retire their freedom and independence by giving up the wheel of their car anytime soon. To help seniors stay behind the wheel longer, the first annual seniors’ transportation fair will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, 10 …

— 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 did a …

— By Danica Lucker Tim Trumbo remembers being required to take a driver safety class back in 1970 when he was in the U.S. Navy. “They made everyone do it because accidents cost the military too much in money and personnel,” he recalled. Trumbo, 70, of Denver, learned a lot back then, but he learned still more when he attended an AARP Smart Driver class. “The instructor showed us how to adjust your side mirror better to avoid blind spots,” he …

— NEW INTERACTIVE SEMINAR PROMOTES CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN FAMILIES AND OLDER ADULTS ABOUT OLDER DRIVER SAFETY WHAT: Developed by AARP based on information created jointly by The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab, We Need to Talk is a 90-minute information seminar designed to help adult children and friends learn to talk with their loved ones about remaining active and participating in the community when it is time to limit or stop driving. A trained facilitator will lead seminar participants in a conversation …