May is mental health awareness month, you may or may not know that 1 in 5 individuals in the U.S. suffers from a mental health condition. Unfortunately many more experience symptoms of conditions such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder and don't ever seek help. There is a local nonprofit in Denver working to change the stigma surrounding mental illness, in fact the Colorado Mental Wellness Network (The Network) is comprised of individuals who live with these conditions and use their experiences to help others. www.coloradomentalwellnessnetwork.org
Conscious Aging is an eight-week series about embracing aging and living and passionate and fulfilling mature life. The program, offered by the Denver Public Library, is facilitated by Catherine Dockery, MA*, and is held every Monday at 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 27, 2017.
Now is a great time to be a woman. As mature women, we are becoming aware of our power and wisdom, which is based on our life experiences and knowledge. Like seeds in the garden, we are waking up and bursting forth with wisdom to create a new world.
One of the greatest Track and Field athletes, Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, once said “Age is no barrier. It’s the limitations you put on your mind”. AARP would like you to know that on June 5-9, 2013 over 800 participating athletes over the age of 50 will meet at the Greeley Senior Activity Center for the 36th annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games, to put their lifelong training, preparation, and hard work to the test. They will compete in multiple events including: track, cycling, power walking, pickleball, tennis, pool and many other events over five days of competition. Results from the events will determine whether or not the athletes will qualify for the National Senior Games held in Cleveland, OH in July 2013. These seniors will prove that their age has no barrier and that they too, can continue to live out their dreams.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains a complicated law for many Americans to understand. And because AARP knows that there is a lot of misinformation about the ACA, AARP Colorado is providing two tools via its website to help more people understand how the law works.
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