AARP Fighting for Colorado Consumers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-19T15:26:25+00:00">January 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-19T15:26:42+00:00">January 19, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP Colorado is deeply concerned about the proposal by Xcel, Black Hills and others to join the Little Rock-based Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which would turn over most regulatory authority to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The utility companies, known as the Mountain West Group, include Xcel (Public Service Company of Colorado), Black Hills, the Western Area Power Administration and Colorado Springs Utilities. The push to join the Arkansas SPP seems to be rushed and counterintuitive because the SPP …

Join AARP for Chavez Celebration

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-19T15:15:18+00:00">January 19, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

The late Cesar Chavez was a migrant farmer worker and organizer, and a powerful example of what people can do when they unite for a meaningful cause. His struggle, hard work and dedication inspired and empowered people throughout the world. AARP Colorado recognizes this great leader and the face of the Chicano Movement with its sponsorship of a celebration and parade in his memory to be held March 31, 2018. The march will commence at Regis University at 10 a.m. and end in celebration at Cesar Chavez Park on …

Smart Driver Discount

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-18T16:10:44+00:00">January 18, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

In recognition of Black History Month, AARP Driver Safety is offering a 25 percent discount on the award-winning AARP Smart Driver online course throughout the entire month of February. Drivers can refresh their driving skills, and have a chance to qualify for a multiyear discount on your car insurance.* Register by Feb. 28, 2018 and use Promo Code: BHM25. Details: Driver Safety will be offering 25 percent off the online Smart Driverℱ course From February 1-28 Promo Code: BHM25 Click here …

AARP Tax-Aide Getting Ready

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-18T15:47:23+00:00">January 18, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-19T16:03:58+00:00">January 19, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

    Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. This year in Colorado, AARP adds a second bilingual Tax-Aide site at the Aurora Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway. The other location that caters to mono-lingual Spanish speakers is …

I, Too, Am Qualified

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-09T17:02:49+00:00">January 9, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-10T12:10:58+00:00">January 10, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

While job hunting, my husband, Michael Lindenberger, and I noticed that we weren’t getting any responses from employers even though our resumes matched their required skills and qualifications.  Fearing our age may be a factor, I suggested taking graduation dates off our resumes. It was disheartening to think that age discrimination in the workplace is alive and well, but we knew it was a plausible explanation for the lack of interest from employers. We started an awareness campaign called I, Too, …

Bad News for Internet Users

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-20T14:53:06+00:00">December 20, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

The Federal Communications Commission last month repealed net neutrality, which were the rules that regulated businesses that connect all of us to the internet. By doing this, the FCC is adding a toll road to internet broadband, allowing fixed and mobile internet providers to treat some programs preferentially. Other providers and consumers could pay more for their offerings. In 2015, the FCC found broadband to be a regulated telecom service – similar to other utilities – that must treat all …

AARP Opposes Tax Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-19T11:21:12+00:00">December 19, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP sent a letter to all members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives raising its concerns with significant shortcomings in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as well as highlighting some important provisions for older Americans.  The full text of the letter to the Congressional Leadership is below:     December 18, 2017 Dear Senator/Representative: On behalf of our members and all Americans age 50 and older, AARP is writing to express our views on the Tax Cuts …

Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-18T17:05:02+00:00">December 18, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-18T17:06:02+00:00">December 18, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

With the holiday season behind us, it isn’t surprising that family members start to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one. Family members and friends who have not seen one another for months or even a year gather, and the signs of memory loss or behavioral change become obvious. The Alzheimer’s Association’s free and confidential 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) sees its highest volume of calls at the end of the year. Changes in memory or behavior that seem …

Living Life on Purpose

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-22T14:08:29+00:00">November 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-06T16:07:25+00:00">December 6, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

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 to Raise Awareness About Latino Family Caregiving

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-17T10:37:12+00:00">November 17, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

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 …