— 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!

— 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 …

— Passionate about style and fashion, Jodie Filogomo has reinvented herself from a retired cosmetic dentist to a blogger who has developed Jodie’s Touch of Style.  She features models and fashion for women 50-plus on her blog. “It’s never too late to look great,” Filogomo said. Recently, she reviewed the Dior Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Here’s what this “age-disrupter” had to say: “Change your thoughts and you change the world,” Norman Vincent Peale. You could think of this quote as the way …

— 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 …

— Gayle Novak entered her first-ever pageant in May and was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior. She entered her second pageant in October and was crowned Ms. Senior America in Atlantic City, N.J. on October 18. “There is no third pageant,” said Novak, who competed with 38 other contestants 60 and older in the categories of interview, evening gown, philosophy of life and talent. As she did in the Colorado competition, Novak wowed the audience and the judges with her dynamic performance …

— They are often the forgotten people in war, but never in its remembrance – the wives and families of those fallen in military service. Since its founding in 1945 at the end of World War II, Gold Star Wives of America, the wives of those who died in combat, has been providing emotional and practical support to those families. Now Gold Star Wives are reaching out to help honor and acknowledge another often forgotten military contingent, veterans of the Vietnam …

— Gayle Novak, Denver area restaurateur, fund-raiser, wife, mother of six and grandmother of 13 is the 2018 Ms. Colorado Senior America. Novak was one of a dozen talented contestants in the 24th Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant held May 26 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The pageant celebrates women in the “age of elegance,” 60 and above, who capture the joy of living and the disruption of aging. This year’s oldest contestant is a youthful 92. Contestants compete in …

— The Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant has 12 amazing contestants from the Denver Metro area, ages 60 to 95, competing for the title of 2018 Ms. Colorado Senior America. These elegant and talented ladies will entertain you with their singing, dancing and comedy and don’t forget the sparkling evening gown competition. Come cheer them on. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant, which will be held May 26, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts …

— 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 …