— 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 on Saturdays in September for Downtown Walking Tours in collaboration with the Colorado Springs YMCA. Downtown Walking Tours* are hour-long guided tours introducing the historic landmarks, contemporary artwork, and cultural highlights of Downtown Colorado Springs. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational, social events that can bring communities together in a healthy and fun environment. Tours will begin at the Downtown YMCA. Space is limited for each tour. Saturday, September 8, 2018 9 – …

— The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming right up, and we’d love to see you there! The Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s* will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at City Park. We are looking for bilingual field volunteers to help register and engage walk participants. These volunteers will be responsible for assisting participants with registration throughout walk grounds. For more information or to sign up, please contact Marlene Franco at mafranco@alz.org. Interested in a different role? No problem! We have tons of event day volunteer opportunities. To sign up, …

— Summer means we can all get excited about relaxing in the sun and engaging in some of our favorite outdoor activities. However, with the extra sunlight, high temperatures and humidity come added health concerns — especially for at-risk groups like seniors. The statistics bear this out: A CDC study found that adults aged 65 and over accounted for 36 percent of heat-related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2010, while another study done by the Harvard School of Public …

— Do you remember playing croquet in your backyard as a child on those long summer evenings? The Jiminy Wicket® Foundation’s award winning Through Hoops to Hope® service/learning program* trains and equips high-school students to play croquet indoors with the residents of a local senior care community. Every two weeks, seniors go to the school for a safe, weatherproof and playful outing. In the fall of 2017, 10 agents from New York Life volunteered to help run this program for the …

— Need to borrow a wheelchair, walker, toilet riser, or bath bench? No longer need that transport chair, bed cane, or knee cruiser? If so, South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet (SMMELC)* may have the answer you’ve been seeking. SMMELC is a nonprofit whose purpose is to provide used durable medical equipment for a donation to the organization, to anyone age 18 and over who is in need. Loans are short term for up to three months in length to any …

— With one of every seven health care dollars being spent treating diabetes and its complications, diabetes is now considered the most expensive chronic condition in the U.S. To help support the millions of Americans living with diabetes, AARP and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have joined forces to provide a new offering for people with type 2 diabetes, the Let’s Be Well Diabetes Box. The box includes everyday wellness resources for people with diabetes, and contains expertly chosen products and …

— While ongoing efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have helped reduce the risky off-label use of antipsychotic drugs among dementia patients living in nursing homes, the use of these drugs has increased slightly among dementia patients living in the community, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report. Using data from OptumLabs Data Warehouse, the report, “Off-Label Antipsychotic Use in Older Adults with Dementia: Not Just a Nursing Home Problem,” found that the share of elderly …

— Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2018. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. 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 …

— Join the Seniors’ Council of Douglas County as we present, Vintage & Vibrant, a day-long educational event that will feature a number of exciting workshops and two very special keynote addresses. The morning keynote will be from Karen Brown, the Chair of the 2018 Colorado Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, and Wade Buchanan, the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Aging.  During the luncheon keynote, participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Ryan the Robot and her …

— Did you know ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer? One in 72 women in Colorado will be diagnosed with invasive ovarian cancer. The most common age of diagnosis is between 55 and 64 and the majority of those diagnosed have no family history. Learn additional facts about ovarian cancer – and help the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) to educate women (and the men who love them) – by joining thousands of runners and walkers Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Denver’s …