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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.
Worried Senior Woman Answering Telephone At Home
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.
Do you remember playing croquet in your backyard as a child on those long summer evenings?
by René Green
Gayle Novak, Denver area restaurateur, fund-raiser, wife, mother of six and grandmother of 13 is the 2018 Ms. Colorado Senior America. Novak was one of a dozen talented contestants in the 24 th Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant held May 26 at the Lone Tree Arts Center.
Nancy LeaMond
The following is a letter Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president, sent to Senators Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer and Representatives Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, urging them to  protect older Americans and their families:
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According to the Census Bureau, there are nearly 57 million people living with disabilities in the United States. Thirty percent of American adults help provide care for a sick or disabled family member. Caregivers provide physical and emotional support for the people in their care. It’s a demanding job with its stresses and rewards, but it can also be a labor of love.
seniors in september
The Denver Commission on Aging and the Denver Office on Aging will be hosting the second annual Seniors in September event. Last year this event attracted over 300 older adults to the Denver Art Museum for a day of fun and learning about important services available. This year the event will offer free workshops on health, fitness and legal Issues pertaining to aging, as well as a community resource forum showcasing services from the City and County Denver and non-profit organizations. Mayor Michael Hancock will deliver a keynote speech, and a free lunch will be served to attendees. The event will be held at the Denver Art Museum on Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to the public and those interested in issues concerning aging and older adults. Transportation will be provided by Innovage from select Denver locations.
Caregiving tops the AARP agenda this session, and AARP is strongly supporting four bills that provide for older adults:
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As RTD expands bus and rail services, its fare structure has become complex and hard to navigate for a lot of consumers. RTD is currently evaluating its current fare policies, including how fares are calculated based on distance, zones, and class of service such as Regional, Express, and Local/Limited.
For too many Coloradans, the promise of longer life expectancy is severely undermined by the prospect and fear of financial insecurity in retirement.
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