Don’t Run Away From Winter, Let’s Embrace It

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-12T19:21:47+00:00">December 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-12T19:22:31+00:00">December 12, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Enjoy a Winter Tour of Denver When winter’s white reaches our doors, many of us head for the mountains. How about enjoying the delights of the season right here in town? Join the History Colorado Center for the Winter in the City tour, which includes three nights’ lodging at the Brown Palace, Oxford Hotel and Hotel Teatro, valet parking, bus transportation, guides, entrance fees, two drinks and four meals, including stops at the Palace Arms and Ellyngton’s. Don’t run away …

Colorado Springs Yoga Retreat

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-28T15:13:09+00:00">September 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-28T16:44:46+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

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 …

New Classes for Metropolitan State University – Denver’s LearnOn Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-06T11:06:18+00:00">September 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-13T16:53:06+00:00">September 13, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

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 …

Neighborwalks comes to Colorado Springs

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-31T15:14:42+00:00">August 31, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-31T15:14:43+00:00">August 31, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

  Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks Colorado Springs. Enjoy guided walks through some of Colorado Springs’ 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 …

Free Day at Foothills Art Center For AARP Members

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-29T12:03:00+00:00">August 29, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-29T14:53:49+00:00">August 29, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Please join AARP at Foothills Art Center to view 3 Scientists, 3 Artists, 3 Forms; An Exhibition of Stone on Friday, September 15, 2017. AARP members will enjoy free admission from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For this unique exhibit we have partnered with the Foothills Art Center to provide this event. Three Golden artists with professional backgrounds in geology will show the beauty of stone art through the lens of science. Visitors will be presented with 3 distinct approaches …

AARP Disrupt Aging

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-17T14:00:31+00:00">August 17, 2017</time> by

Throughout life, many of us find ourselves with multiple opportunities to invent and reinvent our destinies. A chance to start anew, regardless of age, background or circumstance. Born in Washington, D.C. in the early 60’s, the son of a poor, 16-year-old unwed mother, statistically, the odds were not in my favor. The love, support and Christian foundation given by my grandparents often carried me through where privilege and legacy could not. Nonetheless, I had a burning determination for something better …

Finding Work-Life Balance for Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-17T13:48:58+00:00">August 17, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Working family caregivers face unique challenges that can leave them exhausted, overwhelmed, and worried about meeting commitments both at work and at home. New research by Home Instead Inc. found working family caregivers report experiencing additional strain in multiple areas of their life including finances (60%), career (65%), physical and mental health (74% and 81% respectively), and ability to manage work-life balance (83%). Per the survey, top stressors for working caregivers were: Feeling torn between work and family responsibilities.  25% …

Join us for the Atlas of Caregiving Workshop

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-08T16:37:26+00:00">August 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-08T17:01:44+00:00">August 8, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Please join us for a caregiving workshop presented by Atlas of Caregiving on September 6 or 7, 2017. Family caregiving is an isolated and underappreciated endeavor, it is not well understood and so current systems intended to support them cannot scale. Atlas of Caregiving is uncovering the hidden world of caregiving utilizing a CareMap…. A CareMap is a hand-drawn representation of a family caregiver’s network. Your CareMap visualizes your caregiving daily activities and is the first step to seeing where …

Getaway 5K/10K comes to Denver

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-01T16:49:58+00:00">August 1, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP believes that an active lifestyle and healthy living are important at any age and is proud to present the Getaway 5K/10K, September 10, at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. A registration discount is available to AARP members. This experience is designed for the entire family. No matter what your age, you’re sure to have a good time. The event will feature a 10K (added for Denver), 5K, a one-mile walk and a fun run designed especially for the kids. …

The Caregivers Cairn: Gratitude is a Life Changing Attitude

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-13T15:31:42+00:00">June 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-14T12:53:42+00:00">July 14, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Greetings one and all… This morning I am particularly thankful for my home, my family, and my life. I’m not surprised. Gratitude often grows in the aftermath of adversity—one of the blessings to be embraced following challenging times in life. No doubt, the past 4 months have certainly been challenging for my family and me. In addition to a nonstop schedule of presentations and events, two of our beloved cats recently died of renal failure following months of intensive care. …