AARP Colorado

Keeping Coloradans informed, engaged and active
DEC 5, 2022
A guide to when, where and how to sign up for health insurance in Colorado
DEC 1, 2022
The AARP Community Challenge grant program this year funded four quick-action projects in Colorado to enhance public spaces for residents of all ages.
NOV 21, 2022
AARP mourns with the families and friends of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The LGBTQ+ community deserves to feel safe and live their lives without fear of violence. We would be remiss in not recognizing the additional lives that were lost this year to violence in the transgender community. Their names are not always known, but they will never be forgotten.
NOV 18, 2022
Every registered voter automatically receives a ballot by mail.
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During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging all Americans to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors that may help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
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AARP ElderWatch is here to help you organize your finances whether you’re a caregiver, have recently lost a loved one, or if you are looking to learn more about making and sticking to a budget. Meet with one of AARP ElderWatch’s trained peer-to-peer financial counselors in-person or over the phone for assistance. Call 800-222-4444 #2 to schedule your session today, free of cost. In the meantime, consider these quick financial tips to safeguard your hard-earned money:
FIRE
Wildfires are increasing in frequency and intensity – and the state has seen two of its worst in the past two years. How can residents prepare? AARP has tips.
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Bertha Gallegos’ interest in family research started with doing genealogy projects in high school. But it fully sparked in 1986 when her brother took her to a meeting of the Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy (hispanicgen.org), “to give me something to do,” she said.
Scam Jam
Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and any app that lets you connect (chat) with people can provide a convenient way to interact with others. It is important to remember that scammers also commonly 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 on social media sites. The following are some red flags that you might be targeted by a scammer on Facebook or another social media platform:
Vote
As the Tuesday, June 28, primaries approach, AARP Colorado is encouraging voters to make sure their voices are heard.
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Xcel’s 1.5 million electric and 1.4 million gas customers, over 90 percent of whom are residential, already pay three clean-air surcharges and more have been written and passed into law since 2019. This year has been especially hard hit with rate hikes.
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On Saturday, June 11th, thousands of teal-clad women, men and children will come together at Denver’s City Park for the 13th annual Jodi’s Race for Awareness benefitting the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA). For survivors who have battled ovarian cancer, this showing of solidarity and support provides hope, inspiration and invaluable connections. Judy Sherman (69), who attended her first Jodi’s Race in 2019 just one month after completing her first round of chemotherapy, recalls the power of the beads. At the Race, each survivor is given a strand of beads for every year of survival since their initial diagnosis. “I looked around and saw all these women with their necks draped in beads,” recalls Sherman. “I walked up to several and asked them if I could touch their beads for luck. It gave me such strength.”
Election
AARP POLL: WOMEN 50+ HAVEN’T MADE UP THEIR MINDS ABOUT MID-TERMS
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For the past 18 months, a half dozen area artists have been creating dozens of portraits that explore the visual dimensions of age and the life experiences that lie beneath. Beginning on April 23, their results will be on display in the exhibition Beauty of Age at Foothills Art Center in Golden.
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