— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Are we ready to live longer? How will our cities, jobs and social structures keep up, and what might we need to change? AARP Colorado would like to inform you of a series offered by Denver Public Library, Connected & Creative Aging. The series will showcase the opportunities and the challenges to aging, including retirement, working later in life, caregiving and housing. Film Screening & Series Kick-Off: Coming of Age in Aging America Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m-12 p.m. As …

— 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 …