— 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!

— Anniversaries are especially important when you’re a cancer survivor, which is one reason 70-year old Judye Wahlberg is so excited to participate in the tenth anniversary of Jodi’s Race for Awareness on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. Wahlberg, and her “Queen’s Team” have taken part in the event every year since the first Jodi’s Race in 2010. Wahlberg was celebrating an anniversary of her own when she first heard about Jodi’s Race – the 5-year mark from her ovarian cancer diagnosis. …

— March is my time to Celebrate the coming of Spring and my Birthday! I am so grateful to share my special day with my husband, ‘children’and grandchildren. It is also a Celebration of 28 years that Jack is Living with Cancer. Cancer is an awful disease to face, but thankfully there are an increasing number of resources available to patients and caregivers over the past 15 years. One of the potential resources available is seeking a consultation with an expert …

— AARP Colorado is hosting the AARP 2019 Denver City Council Candidate Forums through the month of April. Join us for candidate forums in five council district races – Districts 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 – to help make our city livable for all ages and help you learn where the candidates running for office in your district stand on the issues of affordable housing, transportation and community services. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 1-877-926-8300 to register. …

— This year’s BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair* will be bigger than ever. With booths from more than 100 vendors displaying senior-related products and services. BEACON Senior News’ annual mature lifestyle expo in Grand Junction has kept up with western Colorado’s growing retiree population, making it among the largest senior fairs in the state. The 19th annual boomer and senior expo takes place will be Tuesday, April 16 at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission …

— The AARP® Purpose Prize® Award deadline is March 31. Up to five $60K winners will be announced. The focus is on people age 50-plus whose work solves social problems, improves communities and gives back.  Are you, or do you know someone, age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives? If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize award. Up to five winners will each receive $60,000. The AARP Purpose …

— Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Coloradans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the world,” said Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director. “Congress, the administration, and importantly, our own Colorado legislators …

— Having worked in the field of hospice and palliative care for many years, I realize most people are not comfortable talking about death and dying. In fact, as a community educator, I became quite creative when advertising programs and events so as not to scare people away! We live in an age denying, death averse society. However, our reluctance to confront the reality of our mortality doesn’t serve us well. Instead, if we are able to accept the fact that …

— Please consider joining Global Dental Relief on an international volunteer trip and see the world as you have never seen it before! Do you ever find yourself wondering what it might be like to combine your fascination with traveling to far off places and a strong desire to give back to the local community?  With Global Dental Relief you can put your experience and skills to work to help children live happier healthier lives. GDR offers international volunteer opportunities for …

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— Senator Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, and Senator Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, have introduced Senate Bill 173 , which would move Colorado a major step closer to addressing the state’s looming retirement crisis. This legislation would require a thorough analysis of the options we have as a state, including the creation The Colorado Secure Savings Plan. This universal, portable and automatic retirement savings plan would allow Coloradans whose employers don’t offer a retirement program to plan for the future, while simultaneously saving taxpayers money. Nearly half of Colorado workers …

— Senate Bill 19-77 is currently moving through the capitol and could increase all Xcel and Black Hills utility bills $50-$75 per year, per consumer household, to build electric vehicle charging stations in only Denver, Pueblo and Grand Junction While we support clean technology, this bill is not the answer and here is why: There currently are 670 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations around the state.  Both Xcel and Black Hills already have the right to provide unregulated charging stations in …