— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Colorado. We hope you’ll join us!

— 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. Speaking of busy… as the holidays roll around, here are …

— They are often the forgotten people in war, but never in its remembrance – the wives and families of those fallen in military service. Since its founding in 1945 at the end of World War II, Gold Star Wives of America, the wives of those who died in combat, has been providing emotional and practical support to those families. Now Gold Star Wives are reaching out to help honor and acknowledge another often forgotten military contingent, veterans of the Vietnam …

— Holiday parties are right around the corner, do you know what’s on your menu? AARPCO’s The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” is offering two different menus you can learn to prepare at Stir Cooking School in December. Classes will run 2 – 3 hours, and are a fun filled, hands-on experience. You will have the opportunity to work side by side with professional chefs while fully participating in everything being taught. If you want to learn how to cook, have …

— Dear Friends: October has been a busy and challenging month. We held our 3rd and final Cancer Caregivers Conference for 2018. Nearly 100 attendees came from throughout Arizona, plus a few from Colorado and California. We brought together a faculty of cancer researchers, clinicians, social workers, nurses and cancer caregiver families. Our focus on young families with caregivers highlighted the special concerns of this population. Trying to take care of a spouse, while managing a job and children is an …

— Nearly 7 million Latinos, or one in five in the United States, are 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. AARP and the Ad Council offer support with a new PSA campaign, encouraging Latino caregivers nationwide to access free Care Guides, self-care tips, planning resources, legal and financial guidance, and more. “Juggling work, …

— Don’t miss our local, online event for family caregivers. ONLINE CARE FAIR Tips, tools, resources and support for family caregivers in Colorado. Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2-5 p.m. PT When it comes to caring for a loved one, everyone’s journey is different. That’s why you shouldn’t miss AARP’s Online Care Fair, a FREE live online event that offers resources, answers and support no matter where yours takes you. Filled with tips, tools, and access to local and state services, the …

— By Cynthia Pasquale Colorado has one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation, yet it struggles to fund education, transportation projects and basic services. “Colorado is unique because we put a lot of our tax code in the constitution, and a couple of amendments that the voters approved have combined to put us in this situation,” said Carol Hedges, executive director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute. TABOR (Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights), the most restrictive tax-and-spending limit in the country, requires …

— Join AARP volunteers and other members at the the Arvada Center on Tuesday, December 11, 2018,  7:30  p.m. performance,  for Elf – The Musical. Arrive early for a special AARP Meet & Greet and learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. Discover the true meaning of Christmas and embrace your inner Elf! One of the most beloved holiday movies in recent years is live on stage! Elf – The Musical is the uproarious tale of Buddy, who as a …

— 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. How It Works: Scammers often leverage legal “robocall” technology unlawfully as a way to dial thousands of numbers at a time, looking for someone to pick up the phone so they can scam them out of their money or identity.  A common tactic is “caller …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5 p.m. MT If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …