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Keeping Coloradans informed, engaged and active
SEP 30, 2020
The U.S. Senate candidates share plans for protecting Social Security and Medicare, lowering drug prices and more.
OCT 7, 2020
Social Security imposter scam calls have turned into the most common scam of 2020.
OCT 2, 2020
Could someone you know use some help in navigating our complex world of information? We’re in an age of media overload, and it seems like we all could use a little help sifting through information — information that’s often misleading, deceitful or just plain untrue.
OCT 2, 2020
As this challenging, complicated, and confusing year draws to a close, I hear comments about how it can’t happen fast enough. I agree, except in one very important regard. That is the amazing amount of encouraging news coming from the Alzheimer’s and dementia scientific and medical community. 
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This live Q&A event will address how you can stay safe and protected from Coronavirus related scams. Get expert advice and the latest information on vaccines and how to care for loved ones during the pandemic.
Scam Alert
Scammers follow headlines and trends. That is why it is no surprise that they are now posing as representatives from Amazon. With more people staying home and shopping from home than ever before, many consumers rely on delivery services like Amazon for some of the products they used to buy at a store. Reports of scams invoking the Amazon name have skyrocketed in recent months. Here are some tips for avoiding Amazon imposter scams:
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2020 has been pretty rough so far, we know it. AARP ElderWatch is here to help you understand your credit report, get connected to benefits and community resources and in the tragic case of the loss of a loved one, help you organize your finances. All of this can be done from the comfort and safety of your home, via the phone or video call by one of AARP ElderWatch’s trained volunteers. Call AARP ElderWatch for assistance today at 800-222-4444, option 2 or email aarpelderwatch@aarp.org. Mention financial assistance in your message or subject line and we will get back to you within three (3) business days. In the meantime, check out these quick financial tips:
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Check out No Copay Radio* for the latest from the 9Health Fair and the Tri-County Health Department. See summary and get links to the show below:
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Universal absentee ballots are expected to increase turnout
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Join AARP Colorado for a vital discussion about the disparities of the state's Hispanic population in contracting COVID-19 and what we can do to keep our Latino communities safe with the help of local resources.
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AARP and AARP Foundation Urge U.S. District Court to Block Rollback of Civil Rights Protections in Health Care
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As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Colorado, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are preparing to resume visits for families. Visits won’t be the same as before the pandemic, at least until the threat of coronavirus has passed. There may be limits on when, where and for how long you can see loved ones, and distancing rules will likely be in place.
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AARP Colorado's advocacy team reports on its 2020 legislative activities
Scam Alert
Peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platforms like Venmo, PayPal, Cash App, Apple Pay and Zelle allow consumers to transfer funds online or through an app quickly from their bank account to other people or businesses. In a recent ElderWatch survey 43 percent of Coloradans 50+ indicated that they use these apps for the recommended purpose, transferring funds to friends and family. But beware, scammers are requesting payment via P2P apps more and more. Here are some tips to help stay safe:
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