AARP Colorado

Keeping Coloradans informed, engaged and active
NOV 19, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM MST join a free event (via Zoom) featuring two great resources for older adults seeking training and job opportunities in Colorado. Event is hosted by the National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC) and Denver Workforce Services. Learn about training opportunities and resources, with a focus on tips for seeking work during the pandemic.
NOV 16, 2020
Loss and the grief that emerges from it are both deeply personal and also universal experiences. The path through is not a simple one, but it is well worn and understood -- and you do not have to walk it alone.
NOV 4, 2020
Únase a AARP ElderWatch, con la Oficina del Fiscal General de Colorado, en este programa informativo para advertir a los habitantes de Colorado de habla hispana sobre fraudes y estafas en todo el estado y cómo puede detectarlos y protegerse a sí mismo y a su familia de ser víctimas.
NOV 4, 2020
About 30% of Coloradans in a new poll say they can't afford regular meals, a rate that's tripled since the start of COVID-19. And hunger-fighting advocates are urging lawmakers to increase food assistance programs to help.
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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AARPCO hosts virtual pet parade. Honor your special pet in the Grand Valley Virtual Pet Parade Contest. Winner of Western Slope contest gets $75 gift card toward pet supplies
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