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Cynthia Pasquale

Fraud losses in Colorado have more than tripled since 2019, federal data shows. The state hopes a new mediation program and revamped Stop Fraud Colorado website will help protect consumers.
Soaring housing costs are worsening the crisis in Colorado. Most older residents want to stay in their homes, and 83 percent of Coloradans age 45-plus said being able to afford their home was an extremely or very important issue, a 2022 AARP survey shows. Legislators have failed to find a long-term approach to cutting or capping property taxes, and solutions to the crisis will be a focus of the legislative session beginning Jan. 10.
Wish of a Lifetime, an AARP charitable affiliate, has fulfilled more than 2,500 wishes for adults 65 and older. The wishes are wide reaching, from introducing a grandparent to a grandchild they had only recently learned existed to helping a woman go to clown college.
The need for family caregivers continues to rise in Colorado, as the state grapples with an aging population and persistent health care staff shortages.
Panorama Park in the city's southeast reopened last August after an $8.5 million overhaul—the largest neighborhood park renovation in city history.
Cybercrime has jumped in Colorado and nationwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And while people have largely returned to meeting and shopping in person, online fraud remains stubbornly high.
Pushing for legislation to address age discrimination in the workplace is a top priority for AARP during the Colorado General Assembly’s 2023 legislative session, which begins this month.
Advocates meet weekly during the annual state legislative session and have tracked 119 bills this year so far.
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.
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