—   Friday, February 23, 2018:  Frauds and Scams Forum for Seniors 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive Please join us for an informative session about how to prevent and respond to fraud and scams targeting seniors.  Dr. Sheri Gibson, Clinical Geropsychology, will lead a panel of local, state and national experts to address this very serious issue. To register, call (970) 498-7790 or email ADRC@larimer.org   Tuesday, February 27, 2018:  Caregiving Workshop-Age By …

—             The Weld Aging Well Program provides innovative workshops and classes that support the health and independence of older adults and their caregivers by giving them tools to better manage their health. Check out classes below.   Powerful Tools for Caregivers:  If you are caring for a loved one at home, this educational workshop for family caregivers (no professional caregivers, please) will help you learn relaxation techniques; to communicate effectively with other family members, doctors …

— Friday, February 23, 2018 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the  Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive Please join us for an informative session about how to prevent and respond to fraud and scams targeting seniors.  Dr. Sheri Gibson, Clinical Geropsychology, will lead a panel of local, state and national experts to address this very serious issue. To register, call (970) 498-7790 or email ADRC@larimer.org

— Are you open to keeping your mind active and alert? Are you ready for a “mind adventure” and a little personal enrichment or career advancement? Metro State University Denver has a new continuing education program titled “LearnOn.”  Offerings include non-credit, evening classes in US wines, a class on starting a for-profit or non-profit business, or even a class on Spanish for travel and fitness after 50.  MSU has a variety of options that might appeal to you.  Classes will be …

— Have you received a phone call or a postcard in the mail offering you a back brace or knee brace? It is not uncommon for Medicare beneficiaries to receive these types of solicitations, even when your doctor has not deemed a medical device necessary. Often the “salesperson” will tell you that the product will help you and it’s “free” because it’s “covered by Medicare.” They will also request lots of personal information, including your Social Security number. If you receive …

— Greetings one and all… I find it hard to believe that we are knee-deep in the summer season. WOW! The entire year has been somewhat of a blur with work, caregiving demands, and health concerns. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little break in the action! So pull up a chair, grab your preferred beverage, and take a deep breath. Let’s chat. This past weekend, I had the honor to participate in a program for caregivers …

— Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency – like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam. They impersonate your loved one convincingly. Social networking sites make it easier than ever to sleuth out personal and family …

— Sunday, August 20:  AARP Day at the Rockies, 1:10 p.m. in DENVER The Colorado Rockies and AARP invite members and guests to come and enjoy a Sunday game at Coors Field. AARP believes age and experience can expand your possibilities. Join us; what we do might surprise you. Discounted tickets for AARP Day at Coors Field are limited, so purchase them now! Discounted Ticket Options: $10 Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) $10 Corner Outfield Box ($40 Face Value) Promo Code: RP2017 Purchase tickets online …

— Warm summer months often lead to more door-to-door solicitations. Regardless of if you believe the person at your door is a legitimate solicitor or not, it is important to remain skeptical and cautious about the stranger, especially if they are trying to sell you something. Scammers often try and solicit donations for charity, offer a home repair service or pose as a utility worker.   NEVER: Do business right on the spot! You can and should always get a second …

— Do Good… Feel Good. The many benefits of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Research has proven time and again that volunteering provides a wide range of mental and physical health benefits. Mental stimulation, social engagement, and staying active are just a few of the benefits volunteers gain. Longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Harry Pierce, understands the personal benefits of volunteering very well. He became a regular construction volunteer with Habitat 11 years ago upon his retirement. “Volunteering makes me feel …

— Sunday, June 4, 2017   Yoga Rocks the Park     8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join AARP CO as we celebrate the New 50+ by sponsoring a Free Day of Yoga at Denver’s Yoga Rocks the Park, Sunken Garden Park in Denver on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Yoga Rocks the Park celebrates its 9th season of connecting community through yoga, music & Mother Nature. Each family-friendly, weekly event features an all-levels 75-minute live-music yoga class and kids yoga program, Camp YRP, complete …