— 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!

— AARP Colorado and No Copay Radio have teamed up and will periodically alert you to the topics being broadcast on No Copay Radio that are important to AARP members in Colorado. Visit this blog often to find past broadcasts that you want to hear. No Copay Radio helps you learn the truth behind health headlines. Starring longtime Colorado broadcaster Murphy Huston, this podcast offers the inside story on health news. Click here for the podcasts. Be sure to follow the podcast …

— The Colorado Division of Insurance is hosting an online consumer forum on Jan. 31, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The topic will be property and casualty insurance (such as homeowners, auto, renters insurance). Our consumer forums are opportunities for Coloradans to ask their questions to the insurance experts at the Division. Ahead of each forum, we also issue a short, 5-minute survey to gather people’s questions and concerns. We use this information to help set the agenda. The details for our Jan. 31 …

— 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 …

— New research released today from the Association of Young Americans  (AYA) and AARP show student loan debt preventing Americans across three generations from saving for retirement or buying a home. As many students begin their academic year, nearly half of those with student loan debt say they owe more than $30,000. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, borrowers have over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. The new research specifically shows that of those who have student …

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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 …

— AARPCO asked candidates for Colorado treasurer how they would help reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement and work to provide essential services to older adults and their families. The two candidates were given 60 seconds to answer each of the questions that were posed.  Check out the video to see how they responded, and remember to VOTE in the upcoming election on November 6.  

— 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 …

— Despite continued suburban sprawl, communities across the nation are taking steps to become better places to live and age in, according to data analyzed from the newly updated AARP Livability Index. More communities are enacting policies to improve livability with notable increases in housing trust funds that set aside revenue for a variety of affordable housing strategies—now in over 200 counties. Along with overall livability trends, AARP identifies the top ten large, mid-size and small cities. This is the first, …