— 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 …

— 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 …

— By Cynthia Pasquale Within 12 years, it’s likely that 1 in 5 Coloradans will be 65 or older. Wade Buchanan says the aging trend will have a positive impact on the state, but he doesn’t discount the challenges, either. In January, Buchanan was appointed the state’s senior adviser on aging, a new position in Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office. His task: coordinate policies that affect older residents and work with state and local governments, foundations, health care providers and others …

— Join AARP Colorado at the 36th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 21-22, 2018, at Hideaway Park in Winter Park, Colorado. Meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members at the AARP table and hear what AARP is doing in your community. AARP members and their guests receive a $10 discount for general admission and VIP tickets through June 30. Tickets can be purchased by calling 866-461-6556 or go to playWinterPark.com. Use promo code New50. Any information you provide to the …

— Grand Family Coalition is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides social activities, support groups, education and referrals for children at risk that have been left behind due to death, mental illness, military deployment or neglect and abandonment. Keeping these children from entering a foster home, “Kinship Families” (grandparents and other family members parties my contact Gail at 970-699-2837 or gail@grandfamilycoalition.org Title: Volunteer Staff: We are currently looking for volunteer staff to assist the Executive director with day to day operations. …

— Earlier this spring, Filipino veterans of World War II received long-overdue recognition for their service in the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East. AARP was proud to be a sponsor of the Regional Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony, held at the Filipino-American Community of Colorado Hall, 1900 Harlan St. in Edgewater, which collectively honored Filipino veterans of World War II with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their outstanding wartime achievement and honorable service to the United States during …

— 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 …

— A Little Help, along with wonderful sponsors, is proud to host the 2nd Annual Engaging in Aging.  This event will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Lakewood Cultural Center (470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 80226).  The event will include information from community resources, workshops on various topics, a light breakfast and connections with your friends and neighbors. If you are interested in attending please RSVP, space is limited for this event.  Please RSVP by visiting …

— Explore concepts of home and sound-inspired painting during Foothills Art Center free day for AARP members on Friday, May 25. “Finding Home” brings together Denver multi-media artists Ramon Bonilla, Pam Fortner and Lauri Lynnxe Murphy. Through their individual installations in separate rooms of the center’s north gallery, the trio express their sense of home and their connection to the Denver area’s housing issues as residents and artists. Combined with info-graphics and other descriptive material, the exhibition is intended to “create …

— 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 …