— The idea of “Wise Elder” suddenly occurred to me. While standing at the counter at a full service car wash, I observed the discounts available. “Are you:  Military, Student, or a Wise Elder?” Typically, I avoided the senior, senior citizen, or above X age options in so many other places.  However, this time I swallowed and even said out loud, “I am a wise elder” to the young person behind the counter!  It was the first time, at ‘my age’, …

— AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino (Every Step of the Way). The film showcases the powerful and emotional stories of four Latino family caregivers, including popular Spanish-language television personality and outspoken caregiver, Marco Antonio Regil.  Ultimately, the documentary aims to start a conversation among Latinos on how to best plan for and …

— AARP Colorado would like to inform you of an opportunity to learn about eating disorders. *The Eating Disorder Foundation in Denver is presenting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1901 E. 20th Ave., Denver, CO 80205. Register for one class. A light meal will be served. Seating is limited; reserve your spot now for this free event by calling 303-322-3373. Eating Disorders It is important to …

— On Nov. 15, 2017 AARP contacted all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. While the U.S. House of Representatives subsequently passed the bill, it still must be reconciled with a Senate version. AARP was very disappointed with the passage in the House. The following comments include what AARP relayed to Congress and is a good description of what is wrong with the House version of the tax bill. On behalf of our …

— By Cynthia Pasquale When Phyllis Watkins became a full-time caregiver for her 93-year-old mother, Marilyn, she thought it would be a short-term proposition. Doctors had said the cancer diagnosis meant Marilyn would live only a few months. So Watkins, a retired registered nurse, moved her mother from Oklahoma to a Lakewood condominium. Six months later, she moved in with Marilyn to provide 24-hour care for the ailing woman, who is nearly blind and susceptible to falls and broken bones. That …

— Join us online for free webinars, interactive videos, live chats and more AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair is Thursday, November 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MT As a child, your parents provided the care. Now the roles are changing. If you’re one of over 40 million adults in the U.S. who provide unpaid care to a family member — or a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair will help you make …

— How can he help you build your new business? From Passion to Profit, Part 2: Veteran Entrepreneurship takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. MST If you’re a veteran thinking about starting your own business, join AARP for a live webinar and hear from all of our inspiring veteran entrepreneurs as they share their journeys of starting and succeeding in business. Get new business insights from: Lee Dougherty, founder and host of Objective Rally Point networking event for …

— 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 …

— The evidence for the long-term brain health benefits of what most people consider “brain games” is weak to non-existent, according to a new consensus statement issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). The good news is that there are many mentally-engaging activities that can help your brain stay sharp over your lifespan. “Brain games” can be fun and engaging, but often the claims made by companies touting the benefits of these games are exaggerated. However, there are …

— AARP has delivered to members of the United States Senate a petition signed by more than 2 million AARP members urging the Senate to reject measures that would result in deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The petition follows a letter AARP sent to Senators late last week, which said “We urge you to vote no on this measure.”   “Tens of millions of Americans of all ages depend on Social Security and Medicare, and the proposed Senate budget, would impose …