— Thursday, November 16: Personal Enrichment: Beginning Crocket, 6 – 8 PM – Metro State University Come explore the many wonders of crochet in a relaxed environment!  Learn how to read patterns, work beginner stitches and finish off a project.  Students will leave with a completed project, extra yarn an lot of ideas! Register here and  select Andrus2017 at registration type on online registration page,  or call 303-556-8320 and request state “Andrus2017” or email learnon@msudenver.edu with class name and state “Andrus2017” AARP Members …

— Greetings one and all… It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone. WOW! The year has just flown by—or at least that is my perception. Consequently, I am choosing to S L O W down a bit today. I need (and want) some time to reflect on the happenings of the past year and to intentionally reflect on the lessons learned. As I shared in previous postings, this year presented some unexpected twists and turns that proved …

— Enjoy a Winter Tour of Denver When winter’s white reaches our doors, many of us head for the mountains. How about enjoying the delights of the season right here in town? Join the History Colorado Center for the Winter in the City tour, which includes three nights’ lodging at the Brown Palace, Oxford Hotel and Hotel Teatro, valet parking, bus transportation, guides, entrance fees, two drinks and four meals, including stops at the Palace Arms and Ellyngton’s. Don’t run away …

— The idea of “Wise Elder” suddenly occurred to me. While standing at the counter at a full service car wash, I observed the discounts available. “Are you:  Military, Student, or a Wise Elder?” Typically, I avoided the senior, senior citizen, or above X age options in so many other places.  However, this time I swallowed and even said out loud, “I am a wise elder” to the young person behind the counter!  It was the first time, at ‘my age’, …

— Join AARP and the National Western Stock Show for AARP Night at the Stock Show—January 17, 2018 TICKETS WILL INCLUDE: *All-Day Grounds Admission *Trade Show Entrance including over 900 vendors *Mutton Bustin’ and Baby Farm Animals Exhibit *5:15 p.m. – Rodeo 101: This must see event gives, a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of rodeo. *7:00 p.m. – Rodeo located in the Coliseum *Free parking on the west side of coliseum South of I-70 To order tickets call 720-838-6745 or …

— Thank you for checking out our Care-FULL Conversation Resources.  The videos are to provide information to help benefit the caregiver and care receiver. Called to Care Having served as a personal and professional caregiver, I understand the journey of caregiving from the inside out. I know that companioning others through the ups and downs of aging and illness is challenging….to say the least. However, I also believe that caring for another is a sacred journey if we are able to …

— Who is your family? Who can you count on at 3:00 a.m. to respond to your beck and call? And, who will you companion – without question – through the trials and tribulations of life? Your answers obviously depend on your age, your lifestyle (married, single, divorced, widowed, partnered, etc.), AND your relationship with critters – animals of all shapes and sizes! In our home, four-legged, furry critters are essential family members. So, critter care is an important aspect of …

— AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino (Every Step of the Way). The film showcases the powerful and emotional stories of four Latino family caregivers, including popular Spanish-language television personality and outspoken caregiver, Marco Antonio Regil.  Ultimately, the documentary aims to start a conversation among Latinos on how to best plan for and …

—   AARP Colorado would like to inform you of an opportunity to learn about eating disorders. *The Eating Disorder Foundation in Denver is presenting a Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1901 E. 20th Ave., Denver, CO 80205. Register for one class. A light meal will be served. Seating is limited; reserve your spot now for this free event by calling 303-322-3373. Eating Disorders It is important …

— On Nov. 15, 2017 AARP contacted all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. While the U.S. House of Representatives subsequently passed the bill, it still must be reconciled with a Senate version. AARP was very disappointed with the passage in the House. The following comments include what AARP relayed to Congress and is a good description of what is wrong with the House version of the tax bill. On behalf of our …

— Greetings one and all… This morning I am particularly thankful to be HOME enjoying a lazy Sunday morning. As always, the fall season has been incredibly busy with conferences and other speaking engagements. Please know I am NOT complaining! I am blessed with abundance. However, a little break in the action is welcome—time to relax, recharge, and reflect. Today, I am remembering the family caregivers I met over the past several weeks. Listening to their heart-warming as well as heart-breaking …