— 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!

— After the initial cancer diagnosis, most patients have a structured treatment plan with appointments, and a time structure. As the caregiver, you are adjusting your life to help the patient with medications, getting to the doctor visits, and handling the everyday responsibilities of running the household, and trying to continue a job, business, or career of your own. You will try to balance ‘his/her needs and your own. If you have children, you are also trying to maintain a ‘normal’ …

— Join us for Poudre River Public Library’s New Directions / 50 & Better at the Harmony Library on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. The spring session, Meaningful Time Well Spent, explores life enhancing options for the Over 50 population of Northern Colorado. Each free program features an interactive and informational session including new research on aging, meaningful direction and activities in the next phase of life, and available resources in the community. Monthly sessions are Thursdays from 1:30-3:00pm. April 18, 2019 …

— AARP Colorado would like you to know of  Vintage & Vibrant, a day-long educational event.  Join us as we explore the Latest Trends in Living Well & Aging Well. *Morning Keynote – The Health Benefits of Laughter *Luncheon Keynote –The Amazing World of Wearable Health Care *Plus 9 enlightening breakout sessions throughout the event May 22 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138 Seating is Limited. Register Early!  Registration …

— I hope you are doing well and loving life. If you are like me, you are savoring the first few days of the Spring season. What an amazing time of year! As is usually the case, the arrival of Spring is not a smooth process along the Front Range. We were teased this week with temps in the 70’s. However, this evening, snow is back in the forecast. Such is the nature of seasonal changes. Two steps forward and one …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— AARP released its Grandparents Today National Survey highlighting the latest trends among grandparents in the United States. Since 2001 the number of grandparents has grown by 24 percent from 56 million to 70 million. The research found that grandparents spend an average of $2,562 annually on their grandchildren, equaling approximately $179 billion dollars per year. The youngest grandparent is about 38 years old, with 50 being the average age of becoming a first-time grandparent. The research found that grandparents have, …

— It is spring and time to get healthier and start walking together with AARP’s annual walking challenge and sweepstakes. The challenge? Starting May 1, walk 30 minutes a day for eight weeks. Then visit the site daily to track your progress. Get inspired by AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and share photos with walkers across the country. Just by entering, you will earn a chance to win a spa getaway for two. No purchase necessary. To get started, join the national …

— It started in 2002 as a poetry class in a church basement. When the majority of participants turned out to be seniors it inspired a light bulb moment for Active Minds co-founder John Henderson. Seniors, he thought, might be interested in some classes on the arts and history. To test his idea, Henderson sent flyers to 11 senior living communities. He received nine responses expressing a desire for programs on current events and Active Minds* was born. With Henderson as …

— AARP Colorado and No Copay Radio have teamed up and will periodically alert you to the topics being broadcast on No Copay Radio that are important to AARP members in Colorado. Visit this blog often to find past broadcasts that you want to hear. No Copay Radio helps you learn the truth behind health headlines. Starring longtime Colorado broadcaster Murphy Huston, this podcast offers the inside story on health news. Click here for the podcasts. Be sure to follow the podcast …

— Please Join AARP Colorado and watch the 2019 AARP Denver City Council Candidate Debates Friday nights from April 5 to April 19 and on Friday May 3 on Colorado Public Television, Channel 12. AARP Colorado presents a series of debates looking at the major races for the Denver City Council in 2019. Tune in to Channel 12 at the following dates and times: District 1 – Runs Friday April 5 at (60-minute debate). AARP Colorado presents a debate featuring the …