— 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 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 …

— 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 …

— Have you received a phone call or a postcard in the mail offering you a back brace or knee brace? It is not uncommon for Medicare beneficiaries to receive these types of solicitations, even when your doctor has not deemed a medical device necessary. Often the “salesperson” will tell you that the product will help you and it’s “free” because it’s “covered by Medicare.” They will also request lots of personal information, including your Social Security number. If you receive …

— Greetings one and all… I find it hard to believe that we are knee-deep in the summer season. WOW! The entire year has been somewhat of a blur with work, caregiving demands, and health concerns. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little break in the action! So pull up a chair, grab your preferred beverage, and take a deep breath. Let’s chat. This past weekend, I had the honor to participate in a program for caregivers …

— Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency – like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam. They impersonate your loved one convincingly. Social networking sites make it easier than ever to sleuth out personal and family …

— Sunday, August 20:  AARP Day at the Rockies, 1:10 p.m. in DENVER The Colorado Rockies and AARP invite members and guests to come and enjoy a Sunday game at Coors Field. AARP believes age and experience can expand your possibilities. Join us; what we do might surprise you. Discounted tickets for AARP Day at Coors Field are limited, so purchase them now! Discounted Ticket Options: $10 Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) $10 Corner Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) Promo Code: RP2017 Purchase tickets online …

— Warm summer months often lead to more door-to-door solicitations. Regardless of if you believe the person at your door is a legitimate solicitor or not, it is important to remain skeptical and cautious about the stranger, especially if they are trying to sell you something. Scammers often try and solicit donations for charity, offer a home repair service or pose as a utility worker.   NEVER: Do business right on the spot! You can and should always get a second …

— Do Good… Feel Good. The many benefits of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Research has proven time and again that volunteering provides a wide range of mental and physical health benefits. Mental stimulation, social engagement, and staying active are just a few of the benefits volunteers gain. Longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Harry Pierce, understands the personal benefits of volunteering very well. He became a regular construction volunteer with Habitat 11 years ago upon his retirement. “Volunteering makes me feel …

— 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 …

— Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2017. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s 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 and enjoy …