Care-FULL Conversations: The Last One Standing Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-21T12:53:52+00:00">February 21, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

My godmother, Aunt Jane, was one of my greatest mentors. She was full of life! I always thought of her as my personal Auntie Mame. She lived life large to say the very least. She married a man, my Uncle Doc, who was 12 years her senior. She always knew that she would probably outlive him. However, she never imagined she would outlive all of her friends as well. By witnessing the journey of my beloved Aunt Jane, I learned …

How Can Co-Founders With a 40-year Age Gap Expect to Disrupt Internships?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-19T13:22:11+00:00">February 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-20T10:30:23+00:00">February 20, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

In the world of modern business, you often see companies emerging with founders whose combined ages are younger than your classic car. On the other hand, there has been an explosion of new businesses started by older entrepreneurs on their second or third career. But, what about the more narrow slice on the pie chart that is made up of cross-generational partners? Here is the story of one such adventure in idea-generation and execution. The year was 1982, disco is …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Caregiving Takes Center Stage

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-16T15:09:51+00:00">February 16, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-16T15:14:42+00:00">February 16, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Greetings one and all… Today was an amazing day! I attended a virtual caregiving conference offered by Age Without Borders. In fact, I have logged into this conference every day this week from the comfort of my study—a luxury afforded to me by the magic of technology. When I can attend a conference in my cozy pants and sweatshirt, I feel blessed indeed! As a conference attendee, I have enjoyed learning from the leaders in the field of aging and …

To Age Well is to Live Well

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-08T10:07:52+00:00">February 8, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

            The Weld Aging Well Program provides innovative workshops and classes that support the health and independence of older adults and their caregivers by giving them tools to better manage their health. Check out classes below.   Powerful Tools for Caregivers:  If you are caring for a loved one at home, this educational workshop for family caregivers (no professional caregivers, please) will help you learn relaxation techniques; to communicate effectively with other family members, doctors …

Care-FULL Conversations: The Wisdom of Geese Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-07T10:11:53+00:00">February 7, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

For most people rooted in Western culture, it is difficult to ask for and receive help from other people. However, the reality is that we will all need help due to the challenges posed by aging and/or illness. So, how are we to overcome our resistance to assistance? Well, our friend the goose has much to teach us about giving and receiving care. Look to the skies. As geese fly in formation, they embody the essential ingredients of collaborative care: …

Simple Aerobic Exercise Modifications For Your Arthritis Pain

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-05T15:43:09+00:00">February 5, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-14T18:15:44+00:00">February 14, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Goal of Arthritis Treatment Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and decreased function. It is especially common in adults 50+. Osteoarthritis treatment focuses on your ability to exercise consistently at a pain-free level. You may want to try these slight exercise modifications to maximize the benefits of your aerobic activity. Different Exercises for Different Pains What happens when arthritic pain limits your ability to exercise? Well, here are some adjustments for you. If high-intensity running bothers …

Care-FULL Conversations: Compassion Fatigue Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-02T12:27:05+00:00">February 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-02T12:28:46+00:00">February 2, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

As professional or personal caregivers, we witness the suffering of others – physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering. To witness the pain and suffering of others is to be forever changed. Compassionate people bear the suffering of others and often times compromise their own health and well being when they assume too much of the burden. We must always be aware of where we end and the other person begins – the importance of boundaries. We can companion others in life, …

Recognizing a Romance Scam

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-01T14:27:46+00:00">February 1, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Online dating has become one of the most popular ways for people of all ages to meet friends, significant others and spouses. While most people have good intentions when using online dating websites, scammers also use the same sites to obtain money, gifts or personal information. When meeting people online, it is important that you use a reputable website and always consider the possibility that the love interest you are chatting with might be a scammer. The following are some …

Care-FULL Conversation Video Resources

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-28T05:44:00+00:00">January 28, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-19T10:28:10+00:00">February 19, 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. Critter Care I love critters. Always have. Always will. My family includes cats and dogs, always. I am not alone in my love of critters. According to American Pet Products Association, over 60 percent of all households in the United States have a pet. We love critters! Consequently, over 60 percent of households will be called to …

Care-FULL Conversations: Plan for LIFE – Advance Directives Podcast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-25T10:06:32+00:00">January 25, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Advance Directives—a topic that confuses or frightens most people. This is NOT something you want to consider. Medical care options and end-of-life decisions are emotionally charged and daunting, to say the least. However, if we reframe the conversation, maybe you will be more inclined to embrace the planning process. Instead of thinking about various death scenarios, consider the infinite options for LIFE! Planning for LIFE is a much more appealing and productive approach. How do you wish to LIVE until …