— Thursday, November 16: Personal Enrichment: Beginning Crocket, 6 – 8 PM – Metro State University Come explore the many wonders of crochet in a relaxed environment!  Learn how to read patterns, work beginner stitches and finish off a project.  Students will leave with a completed project, extra yarn an lot of ideas! Register here and  select Andrus2017 at registration type on online registration page,  or call 303-556-8320 and request state “Andrus2017” or email learnon@msudenver.edu with class name and state “Andrus2017” AARP Members …

— Join AARP and the National Western Stock Show for AARP Night at the Stock Show—January 17, 2018 TICKETS WILL INCLUDE: *All-Day Grounds Admission *Trade Show Entrance including over 900 vendors *Mutton Bustin’ and Baby Farm Animals Exhibit *5:15 p.m. – Rodeo 101: This must see event gives, a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of rodeo. *7:00 p.m. – Rodeo located in the Coliseum *Free parking on the west side of coliseum South of I-70 To order tickets call 720-838-6745 or …

— AARP Colorado named Charlene Gardner of Pueblo as its 2017 Andrus Award winner. The Andrus Award is the highest honor AARP bestows upon an outstanding volunteer each year. Gardner, who has volunteered with AARP Tax Aide since 1995, spends many hours preparing for the tax season, sometimes working six days a week. Gardner is a shining example of living up to the mission of AARP. She is willing to help everyone she can, and she is a role model for all who …

— Each volunteer is unique and valued for his or her desire to contribute to the good of the community. Together, volunteers are the face and heart of AARP. Staff is the structure but we, the volunteers, can touch the community because we are the community. We can and do make a difference — from movies for grownups through tax aide to the AARP drivers’ programs and all the programs and efforts that volunteers take into their communities. And, my favorite, legislative advocacy, …

— Join AARP Colorado and YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region for a 50+ Yoga Retreat on Saturday, October 21, 2017 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center. The cost for the retreat will be $25.  Lunch will be included. Take a step away from the busy weekend and treat yourself to this special yoga retreat. Many different classes will be offered such as Vinyassa Flow & Hatha yoga, yoga for stress management, and breathing techniques. All …

— AARP is sponsoring the Su Teatro play I Don’t Speak English Only! on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 in Pueblo, Colorado. Written and directed by Anthony J. Garcia, I Don’t Speak English Only! is a Su Teatro Classic. La Carpa imagines a future world where all diversity is prohibited and any expression of the other has been forced underground. The play with music is based on the Mexican “tent show” tradition. some of Mexico’s greatest performers came out of the carpa tradition, …

—   Latina Safehouse is hosting an event Oct. 20, 2017 to honor individuals and organizations that have supported the Safehouse and to raise the financial resources needed to continue programs and services. AARP is a sponsor of this event because Latina Safehouse provides support for hundreds of women in our community. Latinas Honoring Latinas will be at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 20 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Learn more at Latinasafehouse.org Latinas Honoring Latinas DATE: Friday, …

— Join us for a free webinar at 12 pm MNT on October 18!  Currently in the United States, both men and women are expected to live into their eighties. This represents an increase in life expectancy of thirty years over the past century. The increased longevity is due in part to advances in medical technology, improved hygiene, and development and availability of effective medications. Fabulous news, right? Perhaps. The blessing of a longer life often depends on how we age. …

— AARP is all about empowering people to choose how they live as they age. We are thrilled to be part of Denver Startup Week to interact with the region’s tech innovators and explore how tech can help improve our lives. Did you know that 50-plus people in Colorado generate $134.9 billion in economic activity? And that overall across the U.S. this demographic of 111 million people generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity? This trillion dollar number represents the sum of …

— Are you open to keeping your mind active and alert? Are you ready for a “mind adventure” and a little personal enrichment or career advancement? Metro State University Denver has a new continuing education program titled “LearnOn.”  Offerings include non-credit, evening classes in US wines, a class on starting a for-profit or non-profit business, or even a class on Spanish for travel and fitness after 50.  MSU has a variety of options that might appeal to you.  Classes will be …

—   Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks Colorado Springs. Enjoy guided walks through some of Colorado Springs’ most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods …