— 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 …

— 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 …

— By Phil Nash, Executive Director The baby boom generation is rewriting the script for aging. Every day, ten thousand of us turn 65. But then what? More than ever, people of so-called “retirement age” are choosing to keep on working, keep on learning, and keep on finding ways to help their communities. Boomers Leading Change started with a big idea: older adults are healthier, better educated and have greater depth and breadth of work experience than previous generations. We are …

— Please email coaarp@aarp.org or call 1-866-554-5376 if interested in volunteering. Cultural Competency Volunteers AARP Colorado is seeking volunteers to make a difference in the community by building awareness and sensitivity for service providers of the LGBTQ community. We are working with Project Visibility, a program created by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging. Project Visibility’s goal is to co-create an aging services community that is informed, sensitive and supportive of LGBTQ elders. The Project Visibility course reviews LGBT history …

— AARP Colorado is looking for people who like to have fun, enjoy exercise, learning new skills and meeting new people. If this sounds like you or someone you know, consider becoming a member of the 2017 AARP Dragon Boat Race Team which will be comprised of  up to 26 people, half men and half women. The Dragon Boat Race and Festival is over a weekend (date for 2017 not yet finalized but will be sometime between mid as end of …

— AARP Colorado is excited to introduce you to our community partner, A Little Help. A Little Help is a Colorado nonprofit that connects neighbors across ages to enhance lives and strengthen our communities. A Little Help helps older adults thrive in their homes by connecting them intergenerationally with neighbors who volunteer for a variety of services. Organizational members have access to a little help with services like transportation, yard work, snow shoveling, home repairs and assistance with technology. As well …

— Americans age 50 and older face choices and pressures unlike those of any other age group – choices few could have prepared for. As the charitable affiliate of AARP, AARP Foundation is working with struggling people 50 and over so they can regain their confidence as good providers and members of their communities. The Foundation focuses on four priorities: hunger, income, housing and isolation. Every year AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling Americans 50+ win back opportunity. We could do nothing without …

— Retired? Yes, or maybe you’re close. Tired? No way! Whether you’re a retiree or empty nester looking to enrich your life through volunteerism or an outdoorsy-type wanting to get back to nature, look no further than Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). VOC is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to motivating and enabling people to care for Colorado’s natural resources. VOC is currently seeking adults ages 50 and older to participate in a range of fulfilling outdoor volunteer opportunities now through …

— The Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) is celebrating its 52nd anniversary during the annual Bernie Valdez Awards luncheon. The 2016 Bernie Valdez Awards Luncheon will be held Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave. in Denver. The theme for this year’s luncheon is “Las Raices de Nuestras Contribuciones.” As one of the sponsors for this event, AARP Colorado staff and volunteers congratulate the following awardees, who will be …

— Background “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer and society…” AARP NeighborWalks Volunteers are appointed and trained AARP volunteers who bring their passion for walking, connecting and health towards the goals of creating age-friendly and livable communities. Volunteers are the backbone of NeighborWalks and are responsible for developing and leading walks around the city and in their own neighborhoods. Depending on individual interest, volunteers can choose from a variety of roles …

— AARP Colorado is seeking a new volunteer State President to be the chief volunteer ambassador of the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, representing Colorado. The role of the AARP Colorado State President is in partnership with the AARP Colorado State Director, who leads the AARP Colorado office. The State President and the State Director work in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers and staff. The State President positions AARP in Colorado to achieve the AARP vision, mission and strategic priorities. The State President …