The Caregiver’s Cairn: What Do You Expect?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-15T07:58:00+00:00">August 15, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-07T12:02:26+00:00">August 7, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Greetings one and all… I don’t know about you, but I have yet to experience “the lazy days of summer” this year! The calendar reflects the fact that August arrived today. How did that happen? In a meager attempt to change the pace of life, I am choosing to sit down this afternoon and record a few thoughts that are percolating in my mind, heart, and soul. Earlier this week, I started listening to the book A Man Called Ove …

2018 NATIONAL SUMMIT ON ADVANCED ILLNESS CARE

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-09T16:36:12+00:00">August 9, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-15T10:16:15+00:00">August 15, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP is a founding member of C-TAC and a Diamond Sponsor of the Summit October 9-11, 2018 | Hilton Denver City Center | 1701 California St, Denver, CO Every year, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) hosts the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care, which brings together hundreds of healthcare leaders, policy makers, consumer advocates, academics and others in the movement towards comprehensive, value- and patient-focused care for people with advanced illness. This year, the Summit is focused on …

Care-FULL Conversation Video Resources

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-07T05:44:00+00:00">August 7, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-07T11:28:18+00:00">August 7, 2018</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. Looking at Legacy Linear is not a term I associate with the journey of life! Twist and turns. Yes. Ups and downs. Absolutely. Trails of tears. For sure. Jaunts of joy. Amen. It is the bittersweet nature of life that challenges, blesses, and enriches the journey. One of the great gifts of aging is the opportunity to …

Social Media Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-02T10:24:43+00:00">August 2, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram provide a convenient way to connect with friends and family. It is important to remember that scammers also use these platforms to find victims. Scammers often create fake profiles and pretend to either be someone you know, someone you want to know or an entity you trust. Because there are fake profiles it is difficult to know who you can trust. The following are some red flags that you might be targeted …

AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator Volunteer Position Description

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-31T13:12:58+00:00">July 31, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-31T13:44:54+00:00">July 31, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH AARP DRIVER SAFETY? Join a passionate group of individuals who are driven to save lives. Be a part of an award-winning program that is growing nationwide. Represent your community as an AARP Driver Safety volunteer. Sharpen your skills in a supportive, non-work environment for a social mission organization. “What every one of us does makes a difference in protecting drivers and their families, reducing accidents and fatalities, and teaching people to drive more safely.” — Volunteer Coordinator …

Cancer Caregiver Journey: Starting Our New Life

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-19T12:20:43+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Starting our new life together in 1991 was scary and exciting.  Jack and I were married and moving to Holland to advance his career with an International Company. My joy was over-shadowed by dread. Jack was diagnosed with myeloma a month before our wedding. Like many who hear “he/she has CANCER” my life changed forever! I was overcome by shock, anger and fear and wondered if I was strong enough. How will I survive the guilt of leaving my business, …

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to join our team.

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-17T12:07:02+00:00">July 17, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to join our team.  Volunteer training is provided, as well as ongoing support and education opportunities to be sure you feel ready and equipped to help our patients. Hours are flexible, depending on your schedule. Join a growing network of volunteers providing this critical support and find out what they have learned . . . it’s indescribably rewarding and life transforming! Contact Linda Freund at lfreund@seasons.org or 720-504-1309 for more information.   …

Care-FULL Conversations:Game Changers – Tipping Points Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-16T16:03:34+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

There are moments within the caregiving experience after which everything changes. A game changer. A tipping point. This is often an unwelcome, unanticipated wake-up call that requires a response from caregivers and care receivers—a change in plans or perhaps an increased level of care. While tipping points come in a variety of guises, all tipping points precipitate a caregiving crisis that necessitates a change in the plan of care. In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Helpless But NOT Hopeless

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-16T13:07:13+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Greetings one and all… It is a glorious morning—sunshine, blue skies, and a lovely breeze. It is one of those mornings when I am incredibly thankful to be alive! Sitting on my porch sipping coffee, I savored the scene of my dogs and cat patrolling the backyard and investigating every nook and cranny. I toured the gardens to welcome the new flowers on display. After our horrific hail storm two weeks ago, I have no idea how our flowers survived …

The Caregiver’s Cairn

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-08T07:57:00+00:00">July 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-16T13:14:24+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

AARP Colorado is featuring The Caregiver’s Cairn: A Roadmap to Caregiving, a new and very valuable caregiving blog written by Jane Barton and packed with information about caring for you, while you care for a loved one.  Join us each month for a new topic on caregiving, brought to you by Jane Barton. 2018 July 2018:  Helpless But NOT Hopeless June 2018:  Captivating Goodbyes May 2018:  Time to Remember April 2018:  What If March 2018:  A Lesson in Courage and …