The annual Andrus Award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive from AARP. This award, as well as awards in a number of significant community categories, honors those who make a powerful difference in their community.
Gayle Novak entered her first-ever pageant in May and was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior. She entered her second pageant in October and was crowned Ms. Senior America in Atlantic City, N.J. on October 18.
New research released today from the Association of Young Americans (AYA) and AARP show student loan debt preventing Americans across three generations from saving for retirement or buying a home. As many students begin their academic year, nearly half of those with student loan debt say they owe more than $30,000. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, borrowers have over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. The new research specifically shows that of those who have student debt, 45 percent of Millennials, 48 percent of Generation Xers, and 50 percent of Boomers owe $30,000 or more.
The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, including scammers! That is why it is critical we stay ahead of them to make sure consumers of all ages are aware of which scams are being perpetrated and how to avoid them. Please read and share the attached AARP Foundation ElderWatch Smart Tips on avoiding holiday scams. The Colorado Attorney General’s office also offers an excellent booklet on holiday scams.
Nearly 7 million Latinos, or one in five in the United States, provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see care giving responsibilities simply as something family members do for one another, and they do not seek outside help.
Few things can be more annoying than answering the phone while you're in the middle of something. Unfortunately, illegal telemarketing calls have our phones ringing more than ever, costing victims of scammers millions each year.
AARPCO asked candidates for Colorado treasurer how they would help reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement and work to provide essential services to older adults and their families. The two candidates were given 60 seconds to answer each of the questions that were posed. Check out the video to see how they responded, and remember to VOTE in the upcoming election on November 6.
Did you know there is a state agency representing your interests in electricity and natural gas utility matters before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)?
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