— Monday, April 16, 2018:  Working together to care for each other Workshop Time: 2-3:30 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.,  Monday, April 16, Poudre Valley Hospital ,1024 S Lemay Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 PVH Café F Description:  At some point, we will all need someone to help us. This might be provided by family members, friends, neighbors, professional caregivers or all of the above. Some of us have many people to turn to, others, not as many. This program will help you …

— Explore concepts of home and sound-inspired painting during Foothills Art Center free day for AARP members on Thursday, 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 …

— 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 …

— Starting a company in Colorado can, for some, feel intimidating. Colorado is THE place to start a business in the U.S. these days. There is no shortage of entrepreneurs and finding good solid advice over the noise of everyone with an opinion can make anyone throw their hands up. If this is you, stop right there! Flip your perspective and put your hands back down. Colorado represents incredible opportunity to everyone who throws their hats into the ring. The reason …

— Mark your calendar – SATURDAY, JUNE 2.  That is the date of the FREE annual document shredding event sponsored by AARP Foundation ElderWatch and the Black Forest Chapter 1100 of AARP.  The shredding will be at the Black Forest Lutheran Church 12455 Black Forest Road.  Please enter from Black Forest Road.  The time is 9 am to 1 pm.  Three boxes or paper bags of paper documents will be accepted per car.  Please no plastic or 3-ring binders, as they cannot be recycled.  You …

— AARP Colorado would like to invite you to Pueblo’s Annual 5 de Mayo Festival, Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12 – 7 p.m. in Bessemer Park. AARP is a sponsor of the event and will have a bilingual booth with information about living healthy and more. Come visit with us and enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment, a workshop pavilion, car show and a Chicano exhibit.   Enjoy two stages of continuous cultural entertainment: Folklorico & Aztec Dancers Mexican Singers Storytellers …

— At some point, we will all need someone to help us. This might be provided by family members, friends, neighbors, professional caregivers or all of the above. Some of us have many people to turn to, others, not as many. This program will help you think through future caregiving needs in an effective way.  Many wonderful online resources and other strategies will be explored including CareMaps, Lotsa Helping Hands, and Caring Bridge to identify and help you create future care …

— Are you new to your community — or maybe just looking for ways to get more involved?  Why not check out an AARP chapter near you!  For example, the Black Forest Chapter is involved in fighting fraud!  This will be the 10th year Chapter 1100 has co-hosted this event.  Last year 15,800 pounds of paper was professionally shredded and recycled. The 371 individuals, from 18 different postal ZIP Codes, who took advantage of this opportunity to reduce their likelihood of being victimized by …

— In the world of modern business, you often see companies emerging with founders whose combined ages are younger than your classic car. On the other hand, there has been an explosion of new businesses started by older entrepreneurs on their second or third career. But, what about the more narrow slice on the pie chart that is made up of cross-generational partners? Here is the story of one such adventure in idea-generation and execution. The year was 1982, disco is …

— The members of the Black Forest AARP Chapter 1100 and their guests experienced a comprehensive discussion about Stroke and Heart Attack emergency responses at the February 14 meeting. Black Forest Fire and Rescue Assistant Fire Chief, and Paramedic, Jim Rebitski, provided the comprehensive and interesting discussion that covered the physiological aspects of a heart attack and a stroke. He also discussed the physical, hereditary, life style, age, and dietary elements that can contribute to an individual being at a high …