—   Friday, February 23, 2018:  Frauds and Scams Forum for Seniors 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive Please join us for an informative session about how to prevent and respond to fraud and scams targeting seniors.  Dr. Sheri Gibson, Clinical Geropsychology, will lead a panel of local, state and national experts to address this very serious issue. To register, call (970) 498-7790 or email ADRC@larimer.org   Tuesday, February 27, 2018:  Caregiving Workshop-Age By …

— The idea of “Wise Elder” suddenly occurred to me. While standing at the counter at a full service car wash, I observed the discounts available. “Are you:  Military, Student, or a Wise Elder?” Typically, I avoided the senior, senior citizen, or above X age options in so many other places.  However, this time I swallowed and even said out loud, “I am a wise elder” to the young person behind the counter!  It was the first time, at ‘my age’, …

— AARP is all about empowering people to choose how they live as they age. We are thrilled to be part of Denver Startup Week to interact with the region’s tech innovators and explore how tech can help improve our lives. Did you know that 50-plus people in Colorado generate $134.9 billion in economic activity? And that overall across the U.S. this demographic of 111 million people generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity? This trillion dollar number represents the sum of …

— Four Colorado senior athletes overcame extreme obstacles to help pioneer the sport of recumbent racing. While they won gold, each one says the experience was worth far more than medals. While serving the U.S. armed forces and stationed in Germany, Rodger D. Reddish, 68 of Colorado Springs, was hit by a car. That accident left him with neurological damage, making it difficult to communicate. His injuries led to a stroke, which left him with a slur. Once he was able …

— Join AARP Colorado and AARP Movies for Grownups at the Denver Film Festival November 2-13, 2016. In its 38th year, the Denver Film Festival will showcase over 250 films from more than 40 countries. The festival has films from several genres, including indie films, documentaries, short stories and blockbusters, and AARP members and guests can enjoy $2 off all regular-priced festival tickets. Simply use code “GROWNUPS” when purchasing tickets at the in-person box office.*  While you’re at the festival, be sure …

— Join Us at the Central City Opera for The Ballad of Baby Doe July and August matinee and evening performances available. Central City Opera House 124 Eureka Street | Central City, CO 80427 The Ballad of Baby Doe is a true riches to rags adventure of Elizabeth (Baby) Doe and Horace Tabor.  An intriguing epic of love and loss, boom and bust, the story is set to beautiful music by composer Douglas Moore. Matinees at 2:30 p.m. : July 13, …

— Background “AARP believes that volunteer service is a unique and valuable contribution which benefits both the volunteer and society…” AARP NeighborWalks Volunteers are appointed and trained AARP volunteers who bring their passion for walking, connecting and health towards the goals of creating age-friendly and livable communities. Volunteers are the backbone of NeighborWalks and are responsible for developing and leading walks around the city and in their own neighborhoods. Depending on individual interest, volunteers can choose from a variety of roles …