— 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!

— AARP has opened applications for the 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its third year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand dollars for larger projects. “The AARP Community Challenge helps local leaders and organizations make immediate improvements that benefit residents of all ages. With direct support from AARP, communities …

— 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. …

— Colorado has made big gains in insurance coverage in recent years, but consumers often run into barriers and challenges when using their insurance. That’s why the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) launched its Consumer Assistance Program in the summer of 2018 to empower Coloradans to navigate health insurance billing and claims issues. CCHI is a non-profit, non-partisan membership-based advocacy nonprofit working so all Coloradans have equitable access to quality, affordable health care and bringing the voices of everyday people into …

— 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 …

— Join us for Poudre River Public Library’s New Directions / 50 & Better at the Harmony Library on Thursdays, beginning January 24, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The winter session, Gearing up for Active Retirement, 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 …

— Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president and chief advocacy & engagement officer, commented on Friday’s court ruling, in which a Texas judge ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, saying AARP is deeply disappointed in the verdict. But the association will continue fighting for older Americans to have access to affordable health insurance. “This decision is a profound blow to millions of Americans who have benefited from the ACA, including its protections against charging older Americans an age tax and for …

— Shelly Hartmann says she was born with “a horse bug,” and at 51 with 18 years of competition behind her, she is just getting warmed up. Hartmann and her Palomino horse, Mistresses Milky Way, have won the National Reining Horse Association’s 2017 North American Affiliate Championship in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro divisions, and they have several top 10 titles, including American Quarter Horse Association World Show. In January, Hartmann will be one of 14 riders invited to …

— Holiday parties are right around the corner, do you know what’s on your menu? AARPCO’s The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” is offering two different menus you can learn to prepare at Stir Cooking School in December and discover what the New 50+ is all about. We will discuss why healthy living is important for all ages. Classes will run 2 – 3 hours, and are a fun filled, hands-on experience. You will have the opportunity to work side by side …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5 p.m. MT If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— 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 …