— Wednesday, June 20, 2018:  Tools for your Caregiving Journey Workshop 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Park Hill Library, 4705 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207. The journey of caregiving – like any other journey – benefits from a bit of preparation and planning. Please join us to discuss and to “test drive” some fabulous tools for mapping the caregiving journey including CareMaps by Atlas of Caregiving which will help you to map and then assess your current and future care …

— Greetings one and all… Although a spring day in Denver, the scene outside my office is reminiscent of winter—grey skies and falling snow. Springtime in the Rockies! No worries. The forecast is for 80 degrees this weekend. Soon, winter will be a distant memory. To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose, right? And for now, it is the perfect time to reflect and to write. This past weekend, I watched the media coverage of the …

— One of the more challenging aspects of aging, illness, and caregiving is lack/loss of control. Granted, we like to believe we are in control. We love the illusion of control. But the reality is this—there are some things beyond our control. So, focus your time, attention, and energy on aspects of the journey you can affect. You and yours will be much better served in the long run.   In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In …

— 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 24th Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant held May 26 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The pageant celebrates women in the “age of elegance,” 60 and above, who capture the joy of living and the disruption of aging. This year’s oldest contestant is a youthful 92. Contestants compete in …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 5 –5:30 p.m. MT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— By Cynthia Pasquale Within 12 years, it’s likely that 1 in 5 Coloradans will be 65 or older. Wade Buchanan says the aging trend will have a positive impact on the state, but he doesn’t discount the challenges, either. In January, Buchanan was appointed the state’s senior adviser on aging, a new position in Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office. His task: coordinate policies that affect older residents and work with state and local governments, foundations, health care providers and others …

— Sunday, June 10:  AARP Day at the Rockies, 1:10 p.m. in DENVER Special priced tickets for AARP Day at Coors Field are limited, so purchase them now Online. Stop by the AARP booth and bring your membership card! Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Coors Field, 2001 Blake Street | Denver, CO 80205 $11 Outfield Box and Corner Outfield Box tickets Limited lower and mid-level seating* *Once the allotment of $11 lower/mid-level tickets is gone, tickets in the lower level seating area will be …

— Join AARP Colorado at the 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 21-22, 2018, at Hideaway Park in Winter Park, CO. Come meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members at the AARP table and hear what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members and their guests will receive a $10 discount for general admission and VIP tickets through June 30. Tickets can be purchased by calling 866.461.6556 or go to playWinterPark.com. Use promo code New50. *Any information you provide …

— As we all know, the journey of caregiving is comprised of twists and turns, ups and downs, joys and sorrows. Dealing with the changing landscape is challenging indeed. Perhaps by realizing that everything is temporary, we would be more tolerant of the bad times and more appreciative of the good times. A perspective certainly worthy of consideration.   In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile …

— Grand Family Coalition is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides social activities, support groups, education and referrals for children at risk that have been left behind due to death, mental illness, military deployment or neglect and abandonment. Keeping these children from entering a foster home, “Kinship Families” (grandparents and other family members parties my contact Gail at 970-699-2837 or gail@grandfamilycoalition.org Title: Volunteer Staff: We are currently looking for volunteer staff to assist the Executive director with day to day operations. …