— After the initial cancer diagnosis, most patients have a structured treatment plan with appointments, and a time structure. As the caregiver, you are adjusting your life to help the patient with medications, getting to the doctor visits, and handling the everyday responsibilities of running the household, and trying to continue a job, business, or career of your own. You will try to balance ‘his/her needs and your own. If you have children, you are also trying to maintain a ‘normal’ …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— It started in 2002 as a poetry class in a church basement. When the majority of participants turned out to be seniors it inspired a light bulb moment for Active Minds co-founder John Henderson. Seniors, he thought, might be interested in some classes on the arts and history. To test his idea, Henderson sent flyers to 11 senior living communities. He received nine responses expressing a desire for programs on current events and Active Minds* was born. With Henderson as …

— 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 …

— If you receive an unsolicited phone call or a pop-up window appears on your computer screen claiming to be with a computer tech support company, don’t engage! 70% of Coloradans 50+ have been approached by this type of scam. It is also one of the most common scams reported to the ElderWatch helpline. The “support company” says they can help fix your computer, but in reality they just cause more problems, from installing malicious software to obtaining bank account numbers …

— By Danica Lucker When April Hagestad, 51, of Denver, thinks of AARP, she doesn’t picture “a bunch of old people sitting around in rocking chairs.” Instead, her associations are more energetic. “It’s people who want to be active and have fun.” Recently, Hagestad took a cooking class with her mother, Arnette Schouten, 72, through an AARP Colorado initiative—the New 50+ “It’s a Mindset”—which offers creative courses and fitness activities. “My mother had no idea what fun it would turn out …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— Anniversaries are especially important when you’re a cancer survivor, which is one reason 70-year old Judye Wahlberg is so excited to participate in the tenth anniversary of Jodi’s Race for Awareness on Saturday, June 8th, 2019. Wahlberg, and her “Queen’s Team” have taken part in the event every year since the first Jodi’s Race in 2010. Wahlberg was celebrating an anniversary of her own when she first heard about Jodi’s Race – the 5-year mark from her ovarian cancer diagnosis. …

— March is my time to Celebrate the coming of Spring and my Birthday! I am so grateful to share my special day with my husband, ‘children’and grandchildren. It is also a Celebration of 28 years that Jack is Living with Cancer. Cancer is an awful disease to face, but thankfully there are an increasing number of resources available to patients and caregivers over the past 15 years. One of the potential resources available is seeking a consultation with an expert …

— This year’s BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair* will be bigger than ever. With booths from more than 100 vendors displaying senior-related products and services. BEACON Senior News’ annual mature lifestyle expo in Grand Junction has kept up with western Colorado’s growing retiree population, making it among the largest senior fairs in the state. The 19th annual boomer and senior expo takes place will be Tuesday, April 16 at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission …