—   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 …

— AARP Colorado is sponsoring the 13th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival finale, Chasing the Light, November 9, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Chasing the Light, director Blackhorse Lowe (Diné), is an improvisational film that defies classification in any genre, developed scene by scene as it was being shot. A story of love and love lost, of depression and the support of friends, of trying to find your way back and become …

— 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 …

— Our good friends at Wish of a Lifetime recently launched their second annual #14er4aSenior campaign to help raise funds to grant life-enriching wishes to seniors. The campaign encourages people in Colorado to hike any 14er in honor of a grandparent, a neighbor, or a senior that inspires you. By making a donation to the organization, not only will you be helping to improve the lives of seniors in Colorado and across the country, you’ll also be entered into a giveaway to …

— This week, volunteers and staff from Colorado headed to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans about the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, volunteers and staff made these crucial asks: AARP Colorado advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act …

— For those who didn’t attend this years Cinco de Mayo celebration in Pueblo, it is definitely worth putting on your calendar next year and making the journey to Southern Colorado for an authentic experience. “It’s a very grass-roots celebration with so many educational opportunities,” said AARP multicultural outreach director Robero Rey. “It’s not the typical commercial celebration that you see in some of the larger cities.” The event took place at El Pueblo Museum, 301 North Union Ave. in Pueblo. The celebration is very authentic, …

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— From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

— Blog by Jane Cracraft Ken Marquardt heard about the game in 2010 when there was only one place to play in Denver. Today there are 37. Ken started the program at 17 of those locations. As the Denver Metro Area North Pickleball Ambassador, he has introduced more than 2,000 Colorado players to the game in four years.  . Pickleball Ken tries to greet every new player and collect the person’s name, telephone number and e-mail address for his master list. When …

— Check out the following recorded webinars for free. Seniors and Livable Communities Bill of Rights Living in a common interest community affords many with the joy of independent living, yet can also present some unique challenges as we age in these communities. Join the Division of Real Estate, part of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, on effectively navigating your HOA. Understand how HOAs are governed, applicable laws and how to handle disputes. This webinar will also address common consumer …

— -Deadline for nominations is January 11, 2016- DENVER – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Colorado District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to our nation’s economy.  National Small Business Week is May 2-6 and Denver was selected as one of four …