— Wednesday, June 20, 2018:  Tools for your Caregiving Journey Workshop 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Park Hill Library, 4705 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207. The journey of caregiving – like any other journey – benefits from a bit of preparation and planning. Please join us to discuss and to “test drive” some fabulous tools for mapping the caregiving journey including CareMaps by Atlas of Caregiving which will help you to map and then assess your current and future care …

— 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 …

— AARP Colorado has two lift tickets to Arapahoe Basin for your best health care, caregiver, or Medicare story. Just write an essay, 250-500 words about your experiences gaining or maintaining your health, or helping a friend and/or relative, and enter a chance to win two free lift tickets from AARP. We want to hear from you. Contest rules are below, as is the official entry form. Simply copy and paste into an email to acortez@aarp.org anytime between now and March 16, …

— Goal of Arthritis Treatment Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and decreased function. It is especially common in adults 50+. Osteoarthritis treatment focuses on your ability to exercise consistently at a pain-free level. You may want to try these slight exercise modifications to maximize the benefits of your aerobic activity. Different Exercises for Different Pains What happens when arthritic pain limits your ability to exercise? Well, here are some adjustments for you. If high-intensity running bothers …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …