— 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 …

— The New 50+, “It’s a Mindset” says ‘we’re better than ever’ and AARP is here to urge active adults to learn more, play more and exceed all expectations AARP Colorado knows the best years begin at 50 and we are out to prove it by working with some of the most amazing people in the state – people who are climbing 14ers, running marathons, starting new businesses and passing on what they know to younger generations. The new 50+ is …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— As tax time approaches, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is redoubling its efforts to help taxpayers avoid criminal imposters who aim to defraud them. The problem is serious, with the Federal Trade Commission reporting that tax fraud ranked second in 2017 in types of identity theft reported, as over 82,000 reports were made last year. But a new poll from AARP, which surveyed 1,005 Americans by phone, reveals that people may have a false sense of security, as 62 percent report …

— Listen to the best music ever with your best friends ever. Join AARP Colorado at the 3rd Annual Cover Rock Festival, in Avon, CO. This year’s theme is Made in the USA and will be celebration of American rock and roll bands. You can enjoy tribute bands performing full sets of the artists we grew up with. Bands will pay homage to rock and roll greats like Tom Petty, The Eagles, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and an …

— Coloradans who want to know more about AARP’s travel discounts and trip finder tool can stop by the AARP booth at the Daily Sentinel RV Open House, March 22-24, in Grand Junction. The online tool can help people find and plan a vacation tailored to their interests and schedule. AARP Colorado’s participation in the event reflects its interest in encouraging active lifestyles and expanding its presence on the state’s Western Slope. Show your AARP membership card at the booth for …

—             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 …