— 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!

— Did you know there is a state agency representing your interests in electricity and natural gas utility matters before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)? The Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC), created by the State Legislature in 1984, is charged with representing the public interest by advocating for reasonable electric and natural gas utility rates, terms and conditions for three constituent classes:  residential, small business, and agricultural consumers. Over that time, the OCC has saved ratepayers over $2 billion. The …

— 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 – …

— AARP is a founding member of C-TAC and a Diamond Sponsor of the Summit October 9-11, 2018 | Hilton Denver City Center | 1701 California St, Denver, CO Every year, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) hosts the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care, which brings together hundreds of healthcare leaders, policy makers, consumer advocates, academics and others in the movement towards comprehensive, value- and patient-focused care for people with advanced illness. This year, the Summit is focused on …

— Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to join our team.  Volunteer training is provided, as well as ongoing support and education opportunities to be sure you feel ready and equipped to help our patients. Hours are flexible, depending on your schedule. Join a growing network of volunteers providing this critical support and find out what they have learned . . . it’s indescribably rewarding and life transforming! Contact Linda Freund at lfreund@seasons.org or 720-504-1309 for more information.   …

— AARP Colorado is hosting a very important community forum in Denver on Aug. 23 and is inviting the Denver public to join the conversation. The AARP Affordable Housing Forum scheduled for Aug. 23 will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the SEIU-Justice for All Center, 2525 W. Alameda Ave. The forums are free, but reserving your seat ahead of time is required. The deadline to reserve your seat is Aug. 22. A complimentary breakfast will be provided for those who are …

— Play golf AND support a local organization that supplies durable medical equipment to those in need. The South Metro Medical Equipment Loan Closet (SMMELC)* is hosting a 4-person scramble golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Heather Ridge Golf Course, 13521 E. Iliff Ave. Aurora, CO 80014. Shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. A sandwich lunch will be available at 1 p.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, 5101 S Dayton St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Golfers who do not …

— 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 …

— I am so honored to be able to share my Cancer Caregiver Journey with you. And, I am grateful to AARP Colorado for the opportunity to share what I have learned to help others. It is a Journey filled with Love, Faith, Courage, and Hope. I met wonderful people I might never have known if it wasn’t for Cancer! I have overcome challenges I never dreamed of and lived and loved more fully than I ever imagined. My Journey began …

— 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 …