— 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!

— 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 …

— 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 …