Mentor Up

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By: PAMELA HOLT, City of Milton PIO and Director of Marketing
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This week on Real Life, you’ll learn about Mentor Up – a program where young people help older adults stay connected and adjust to the many challenges they face in today’s changing world.
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By Cynthia Pasquale
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Ever wish you knew just a little bit more about your lap-top, e-reader/tablet, or cell phone to get more out of it? How about e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter? Would you like someone to sit down with you and explain what they are and how they work?
Real Pad not just for Seniors
Español When AARP launched its Real Pads earlier this year its designers envisioned the tablet to be something that would appeal to seniors because they would find it easy to understand, easy to use and enjoyable. Ironically, seniors are not the only group who finds those technical characteristics to be very important when selecting a tablet.
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What a year 2014 proved to be! Members across the state enjoyed presentations on brain health and healthy behaviors. In Fort Collins, CSU students coached older Larimer County residents on how to use their technology, and in Mesa County, high school honor students turned the generational tables, offering technology assistance to an eager crowd. Throughout the year, AARP CO Caregiving ambassador Jane Barton offered advice and insights into healthy Caregiving and creating Caregiver support groups, which is a major AARP priority. In October, the volunteer Executive Council leadership and staff hit the highway to the lovely Western Slope where State President Terri Potente showed us her hometown and we marched in the Fruita Fall Festival and introduced attendees to Life Reimagined! On the advocacy front, a cadre of 25 highly skilled volunteers and staff took to the halls of the Capitol to advocate on bills supporting older Coloradans. Two new Executive Council members joined our ranks, Lorri Orwig of El Paso County and Jill Taylor of Larimer County, ensuring AARP representation remains geographically diverse. Local discounts abound and thousands of members enjoyed myriad cultural offerings including but not limited to: walks around the Denver and Grand Junction Botanic Gardens; approximately, 1,000 AARP members took us up on the offer to take them out to the Ballgame and enjoyed a beautiful day watching the Rockies; plays at the Arvada Center and Denver Center for Performing Arts; a symphony with Grand Junction’s Rockestra; the AARP supported Larimer County Silvertones; Movies for Grown-Ups; the Starz Film Festival; and, much more!
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Please join AARP CO for a one-of-a-kind film premier followed by a Mentor Up Technology Workshop  you won't want to miss!
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Are you looking for something to do this weekend? You and a guest can get a complimentary pair of tickets to see the humorous and heartwarming new documentary feature, CYBER-SENIORS . In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in an audience Q&A session with the movie’s director, Saffron Cassaday.
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