— 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!

— 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 …

— By Danica Lucker When April Hagestad, 51, of Denver, thinks of AARP, she doesn’t picture “a bunch of old people sitting around in rocking chairs.” Instead, her associations are more energetic. “It’s people who want to be active and have fun.” Recently, Hagestad took a cooking class with her mother, Arnette Schouten, 72, through an AARP Colorado initiative—the New 50+ “It’s a Mindset”—which offers creative courses and fitness activities. “My mother had no idea what fun it would turn out …

— 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. …

— 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 …

— Enjoy guided historical walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. The goal of Neighborwalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods and enjoy the cities walking and pedestrian infrastructure, historic and cultural districts, parks and public spaces. …

— The Colorado Division of Insurance is hosting an online consumer forum on Jan. 31, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The topic will be property and casualty insurance (such as homeowners, auto, renters insurance). Our consumer forums are opportunities for Coloradans to ask their questions to the insurance experts at the Division. Ahead of each forum, we also issue a short, 5-minute survey to gather people’s questions and concerns. We use this information to help set the agenda. The details for our Jan. 31 …

— The Summit County 50+ Winter Games will take place at Keystone Resort, the Frisco Nordic Center and the Summit County Community and Senior Center February 10-12, 2019. This year there also will be three free ski racing clinics prior to the games: one at Keystone Ski Resort, one at Breckenridge Ski Resort and one at the Frisco Nordic Center. The Summit County 50+ Winter Games are in their 39th year and feature ice skating, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, hockey skills …

— Passionate about style and fashion, Jodie Filogomo has reinvented herself from a retired cosmetic dentist to a blogger who has developed Jodie’s Touch of Style.  She features models and fashion for women 50-plus on her blog. “It’s never too late to look great,” Filogomo said. Recently, she reviewed the Dior Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Here’s what this “age-disrupter” had to say: “Change your thoughts and you change the world,” Norman Vincent Peale. You could think of this quote as the way …

— Join AARP Colorado at the 37th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 20-21, 2019, at Rendezvous Events Center in Winter Park, Colorado. Check out the 2019 lineup here. 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 receive a $10 discount for general admission and VIP tickets through May 31, 2019. Tickets can be purchased by calling 866-461-6556 or purchase tickets online. Use promo …