AARP Night at the Stock Show

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-21T10:07:43+00:00">November 21, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Join AARP and the National Western Stock Show for AARP Night at the Stock Show—January 17, 2018 TICKETS WILL INCLUDE: *All-Day Grounds Admission *Trade Show Entrance including over 900 vendors *Mutton Bustin’ and Baby Farm Animals Exhibit *5:15 p.m. – Rodeo 101: This must see event gives, a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of rodeo. *7:00 p.m. – Rodeo located in the Coliseum *Free parking on the west side of coliseum South of I-70 To order tickets call 720-838-6745 or …

Care-FULL Conversation Video Resources

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-19T05:44:00+00:00">November 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-20T15:27:35+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Thank you for checking out our Care-FULL Conversation Resources.  The videos are to provide information to help benefit the caregiver and care receiver. Called to Care Having served as a personal and professional caregiver, I understand the journey of caregiving from the inside out. I know that companioning others through the ups and downs of aging and illness is challenging….to say the least. However, I also believe that caring for another is a sacred journey if we are able to …

Care-FULL Conversations: Critter Care Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-17T11:42:04+00:00">November 17, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Who is your family? Who can you count on at 3:00 a.m. to respond to your beck and call? And, who will you companion – without question – through the trials and tribulations of life? Your answers obviously depend on your age, your lifestyle (married, single, divorced, widowed, partnered, etc.), AND your relationship with critters – animals of all shapes and sizes! In our home, four-legged, furry critters are essential family members. So, critter care is an important aspect of …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: I LOVE Caregivers!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-13T16:09:14+00:00">November 13, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Greetings one and all… This morning I am particularly thankful to be HOME enjoying a lazy Sunday morning. As always, the fall season has been incredibly busy with conferences and other speaking engagements. Please know I am NOT complaining! I am blessed with abundance. However, a little break in the action is welcome—time to relax, recharge, and reflect. Today, I am remembering the family caregivers I met over the past several weeks. Listening to their heart-warming as well as heart-breaking …

In-Home Care: Hope and Help for Families

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-07T15:29:46+00:00">November 7, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-07T15:30:08+00:00">November 7, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

 “Whatever happens to me, I don’t want to end up in a nursing home!” Sound familiar?  Almost all express that wish, fearing becoming dependent on others.  However, reconciling one’s wishes with the reality of their needs can pose challenges and feelings of guilt for even the most devoted family caregiver. You want to do everything you can for your loved one, but it’s likely you will eventually need some type of outside help. In-Home Care may be an important part …

Care-FULL Conversations: Long-Distance Caregiving Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-02T09:15:18+00:00">November 2, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-02T09:19:20+00:00">November 2, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You can also find the podcast on TuneIn, which also has an iPhone and Android app as well. In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You can also find the podcast on TuneIn, which also has an iPhone and Android app as well.

Safe Online Shopping

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-31T14:18:06+00:00">October 31, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

‘Tis the season for excessive shopping and since many people will purchase their holiday gifts online, this is a good time to brush up on some internet safety tips. Here are a few reminders for protecting your personal and financial information while shopping online: Don’t share your banking information while using free public Wi-Fi or public computers. Only shop on secure sites that begin with “https” and/or display a padlock in your browser. Verify the reputation of the online merchant. …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: CareMaps—A Catalyst for Conversations About Care

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-16T15:17:26+00:00">October 16, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Greetings one and all… I hope you and yours are enjoying the Fall season. As I write this blog posting, it feels more like Summer than Fall. A bit toasty in Denver for the middle of September. However, I will relish my memory of today when the snow is flying a few short months from now! Today, I want to share some information regarding a beneficial resource for caregivers and care receivers that I learned of last week. I attended …

Care-FULL Conversations Round Table Three Part Discussion

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-12T12:18:00+00:00">October 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-13T09:31:44+00:00">October 13, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Part 1.  Greetings and welcome to the round table rendition of Care-FULL Conversations—a program made possible by the collaborative efforts of AARP Colorado and Dementia Friendly Denver. Featured guests are Nadine Roberts Cornish, founder of The Caregiver’s Guardian, LLC and Paul Leon Ramsey, Executive Director of a Little Help.   Part 2.  Greetings and welcome to the round table rendition of Care-FULL Conversations—a program made possible by the collaborative efforts of AARP Colorado and Dementia Friendly Denver. Featured guests are Tina Wells …

Care-FULL Conversations: Legacies of Care Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-06T15:33:57+00:00">October 6, 2017</time> by AARP Colorado

Today, let’s chat about how we learn to care—for others and for ourselves. Who serves as your role model for caregiving? Care receiving? What is your family legacy of care? What family or cultural patterns of caregiving are you repeating or rejecting? What legacy of care are you conveying to your family and friends? In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You …