— Saturday, August 12, 2017: Triple S Brewery Walking Tour, Colorado Springs, CO Join AARP Colorado and Triple S Brewing for a walking tour of Colorado Springs downtown breweries.  you will be guided through 3 breweries where you will get something special from each; learn the brewing process, meet the brewers, and tour each brewery.  You may even receive a special Brewer’s Reserve beer. AARP members and their guests will receive 15% off the regular tour price.   Tuesday, August 15: …

— Please join us Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the process of aging and learn how we can enhance the quality of life. 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. …

—   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 …

— Working family caregivers face unique challenges that can leave them exhausted, overwhelmed, and worried about meeting commitments both at work and at home. New research by Home Instead Inc. found working family caregivers report experiencing additional strain in multiple areas of their life including finances (60%), career (65%), physical and mental health (74% and 81% respectively), and ability to manage work-life balance (83%). Per the survey, top stressors for working caregivers were: Feeling torn between work and family responsibilities.  25% …

— Organizers for AARP and the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) today announced they will partner in 10 U.S. communities to create and deliver programming and local events focused on the health and well-being of residents of all ages.  AARP and Y-USA said the communities were selected in order to reach a variety of people, cultures, and community sizes. They are: Asheville, NC; Bismarck, ND; Treasure Valley, ID; Burlington, VT; Colorado Springs, CO; Long Island, NY; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Rapid …

— Please join us for a caregiving workshop presented by Atlas of Caregiving on September 6 or 7, 2017. Family caregiving is an isolated and underappreciated endeavor, it is not well understood and so current systems intended to support them cannot scale. Atlas of Caregiving is uncovering the hidden world of caregiving utilizing a CareMap…. A CareMap is a hand-drawn representation of a family caregiver’s network. Your CareMap visualizes your caregiving daily activities and is the first step to seeing where …

— AARP believes that an active lifestyle and healthy living are important at any age and is proud to present the Getaway 5K/10K, September 10, at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. A registration discount is available to AARP members. This experience is designed for the entire family. No matter what your age, you’re sure to have a good time. The event will feature a 10K (added for Denver), 5K, a one-mile walk and a fun run designed especially for the kids. …

— Greetings one and all… This morning I am particularly thankful for my home, my family, and my life. I’m not surprised. Gratitude often grows in the aftermath of adversity—one of the blessings to be embraced following challenging times in life. No doubt, the past 4 months have certainly been challenging for my family and me. In addition to a nonstop schedule of presentations and events, two of our beloved cats recently died of renal failure following months of intensive care. …

— By Cynthia Pasquale Shari Wilkins recently served as a caregiver for her aunt, a closeted lesbian who married her partner three days before dying at age 89. Wilkins was left to address the issue with surprised family, friends and church members. “I told everyone that at the end of her life, a life well lived, came the ultimate joy: She had gotten married,” Wilkins recalled. Wilkins, 70, of Denver, is a former manager for SAGE of the Rockies, a program …

— Per the National Council on Aging, every 13 seconds an older adult is seen in an ER for a fall related injury, and 1 in 3 older Americans falls every year.  Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for persons aged 65 and older.  Even minor falls can be problematic when they instill a fear of falling, making it difficult for elders to stay active, sometimes leading to depression. The good news is that most falls …

— Sunday, June 4, 2017   Yoga Rocks the Park     8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join AARP CO as we celebrate the New 50+ by sponsoring a Free Day of Yoga at Denver’s Yoga Rocks the Park, Sunken Garden Park in Denver on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Yoga Rocks the Park celebrates its 9th season of connecting community through yoga, music & Mother Nature. Each family-friendly, weekly event features an all-levels 75-minute live-music yoga class and kids yoga program, Camp YRP, complete …