— 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!

— Join AARP Colorado at the 37th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 20-21, 2019, 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 purchase tickets online. Use promo code New50. Any information you provide to the …

— 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 …

— Join AARP and Su Teatro* for an exciting presentation for the whole family this holiday season in Denver. Joaquin’s Christmas, written and directed by Su Teatro playwright and composer Anthony J. Garcia,  is about a 7-year-old boy who wants a new bike for Christmas, but in this 1950’s steel town, his father is on strike from his job, and money is tight. Can a talking dog and a magical Abuela save Christmas? Find out during this 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 9 matinee showing at Su Teatro — Denver …

— Holiday parties are right around the corner, do you know what’s on your menu? AARPCO’s The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” is offering two different menus you can learn to prepare at Stir Cooking School in December and discover what the New 50+ is all about. We will discuss why healthy living is important for all ages. Classes will run 2 – 3 hours, and are a fun filled, hands-on experience. You will have the opportunity to work side by side …

— Join AARP volunteers and other members at the the Arvada Center on Tuesday, December 11, 2018,  7:30  p.m. performance,  for Elf – The Musical. Arrive early for a special AARP Meet & Greet and learn more about what AARP is doing in your community. Discover the true meaning of Christmas and embrace your inner Elf! One of the most beloved holiday movies in recent years is live on stage! Elf – The Musical is the uproarious tale of Buddy, who as a …

— College football fans can take advantage of discount tickets from AARP Colorado and watch the Air Force Academy Falcons play a conference foe, the Boise State Broncos, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m., at Falcons Stadium in Colorado Springs. AARP Colorado will have a booth in the Falcon Alley tailgate section and will share information with members on caregiving, preventing scams and other initiatives and upcoming events. Members who purchase tickets with a discount code can buy lower seating …

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— Colorado becomes just the third state to be designated as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Colorado will be announced as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities at a Press Conference: 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 at the Colorado State Capitol. AARP Colorado State Director Bob Murphy will present the Age Friendly States and Communities recognition certificate to Gov. John Hickenlooper. “We congratulate Governor Hickenlooper on his decision to create …

— Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2018. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods and enjoy …

— Are we ready to live longer? How will our cities, jobs and social structures keep up, and what might we need to change? AARP Colorado would like to inform you of a series offered by Denver Public Library, Connected & Creative Aging. The series will showcase the opportunities and the challenges to aging, including retirement, working later in life, caregiving and housing. Film Screening & Series Kick-Off: Coming of Age in Aging America Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m-12 p.m. As …

— 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 …