— 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!

— On May 16, Governor Jared Polis signed into law SB19-005, Import Prescription Drugs From Canada, a bill sponsored by Senators Joann Ginal and Robert Rodriguez, as well as Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis, to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Coloradans by importing them from Canada. “AARP strongly supported the legislation and testified on behalf of it, and we are excited to see it get underway,” said Kelli Fritts, AARP Colorado director of advocacy. Americans often pay far more for …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5 p.m. MT No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Over the course of my 60+ years on this earth, I have been blessed to know and to love some amazing elders—individuals who are a bit older and certainly much wiser than I. Today, let’s discuss how our lives can be enriched if we choose to listen and learn from the elders in our world. 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 app on both iPhone and Android. …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— Evergreen, Colorado, is about 1,400 miles from New Orleans. But July 26-28, the scenic mountain community will become “Bourbon Street with Altitude” as it hosts the 18th annual Evergreen Jazz Festival. Nationally known for its combination of top bands, intimate venues and appealing mountain setting, the festival will offer over 80 hours of live traditional jazz ranging from Dixieland to swing, blues, boogie-woogie and more. Eleven bands from Colorado and across the country will appear, with four stages active at …

— 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 …