— 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!

Tax-Aide volunteers

— ¿Recuerdas la Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Ley de reducción de impuestos y empleo) del 2017? Esa ley marca la reforma más importante al código tributario de EE.UU. en más de 30 años. ¿Qué significará la nueva ley para tu declaración de impuestos del 2018? ¿Sabías que elimina la exención personal? Además, casi duplica la deducción estándar de $6,350 a $12,000 para individuos, y de $12,700 a $24,000 para matrimonios que presentan declaración conjunta. También hubo cambios importantes a la …

— Millions of Americans rely on Social Security and Medicare, and unfortunately, scammers often try to take advantage of that for their own gain. In our look back at trending scams of 2018, we look at two involving these programs, as well as scams involving gift cards as a form of payment. The Social Security Impostor Scam: This new scam burst onto the scene in the latter half of 2018. A caller claiming to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) …

— Today, a secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Coloradans, especially those who work for small businesses. AARP Colorado is supporting legislation that would increase the number of working Coloradans enrolled in retirement plans by creating a retirement savings strategy through employers who currently do not offer a work-place retirement plan. The purpose of the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, is to help promote greater retirement savings for employees in a convenient, low-cost manner that allows workers to move …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5 p.m. MT If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 5 p.m. MT The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 5 p.m. MT You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

—   AARP believes Americans are faced with a crisis in achieving adequate and secure retirement income, and SB-200, as written, is not the answer for the Public Employee’s Retirement Association. Tuesday, March 13, AARP volunteer advocates – increasingly known at the Colorado State Capitol as “the white shirts” – will address the Senate Finance Committee at 2 p.m. in the Senate Committee Room 357 of the Colorado State Capitol to oppose SB-200. One area of particular concern to AARP members …

— Coloradans who want to know more about AARP’s travel discounts and trip finder tool can stop by the AARP booth at the Daily Sentinel RV Open House, March 22-24, in Grand Junction. The online tool can help people find and plan a vacation tailored to their interests and schedule. AARP Colorado’s participation in the event reflects its interest in encouraging active lifestyles and expanding its presence on the state’s Western Slope. Show your AARP membership card at the booth for …

— Sunshine Home Share Colorado (Sunshine) is a nonprofit that uses geriatric social workers to safely and thoughtfully bring together seniors with available space in their homes and others needing an affordable place to live. This program tackles the affordable housing shortage currently facing the Denver metro area, while helping seniors receive the supportive services they need. Denver is in a housing crisis. There is a shortage of over 22,000 affordable units and more than 55,000 seniors 65 and older living in single family residences in Denver County, …