Colorado gained an additional congressional seat in the once-a-decade redistricting process. The newly formed 8th District extends from Denver’s northern suburbs into Weld County.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteers continue to help Colorado residents prepare tax returns. The program is geared toward low- to middle-income older adults, but services are available to anyone.
A recent survey from AARP ElderWatch and the Colorado Attorney General's Office show disciplined spending habits for most residents over 50. But an increase in online shopping means a rise in fraud.
New laws on affordability and oversight for drug prices and AARP supported a bill that extends the Office of Consumer Counsel, which represents the interests of utility customers in proceedings of the state Public Utilities Commission.
Post-pandemic, AARP Colorado is continuing its robust offering of online fitness, cooking, cultural and other events, developing two to four new classes each week.
Under Colorado law, residents 55 and older who complete the AARP Smart Driver course qualify for a three-year discount on their auto policy premiums, depending on their insurance carrier.
AARP Colorado is advocating for more virtual visitation options for nursing home residents and their families to help combat social isolation, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raised beds and a handwashing station in a community garden are just one of the projects funded by AARP Community Challenge grant winners in Colorado this year. The projects must be completed by year’s end.
An accurate census count is critical to ensuring Colorado receives billions of dollars in federal funding for programs that support residents of all ages, such as Medicaid and housing assistance.
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