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Paws For A Cause

Senior Care Authority, in collaboration with our partners: the Senior Hub, Meals on Wheels, Arvada Fire Protection District, K9 First Aid and CPR, and Westminster Fire Department and Community Table invite you to join us for our 1st Annual Paws For A Cause Pet Food Pantry Food Drive, October 1 – November 15.

Aarp Foundation Receives Funding To Expand Voice Technology Program To Colorado

Grant Supports Effort to Create More Vibrant Communities for Seniors in Affordable Housing  AARP Foundation is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the recipients of a grant from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

Creative Eldering: Sleep Well For Your Health

For centuries, people in all cultures have developed lullabies to encourage sleep, especially for infants and children. Adults find them pleasurable and effective as well. In 1849, Johannes Brahms composed a beautiful lullaby that has endured for almost two centuries. His relaxing lullaby is very popular and, of course, is available in many different styles […]

2020 Brings Major Changes To Medicare Beneficiaries

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Each year as we near the end of the year, Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review their current coverage and decide if the plan(s)n in which they are enrolled still meets their needs.  This year is no different.

Understanding Social Security Spouse’s Benefits

Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP) runs from October 15 – December 7. Check your plans! Make sure it’s still the best for you. Benefits in Action can help. 720-221-8354. There can be a lot that goes into choosing between a Medicare stand-alone prescription drug plan (Part D), or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). Benefits […]

Simple and to the Point, Period Kits

Simple and to the point, that is what Period Kits aims to be. With a name that doesn’t attempt to dodge the mission it strives to uphold. Period Kits provides a 90-day supply of sanitary period products to individuals experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty.

Creative Eldering – Digestive Discomfort

Do you wonder if your digestive system is working well?   Do you have heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, belching, constipation, diarrhea, or irregular bowel movements? These are all symptoms of an unhappy digestive system.

Life-long lawyer pursues new career as fulltime pastor for Aurora church

A life-long lawyer who decided to pursue a new career in the ministry is now the pastor for Holy Family Church in Aurora. Cynthia Drew, once a practitioner of environmental law, succeeds pastor Scott Jenkins, who founded Holy Family in 1998, and recently retired.

Medicaid Can Help With Long Term Care Costs

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO  – As families become overwhelmed with providing care for their mother or father, they often find long term care to be expensive and out of their reach. According to Genworth, the monthly cost of homemaker services is about $4900, adult day care is $1600, assisted living is $4000, a […]

Coloradans Need Relief from Rx Greed

By Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado State Director ~ For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Colorado, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Coloradans increased only 12.2 percent. Prescription drugs do not work if patients […]

Bessie’s Hope: Bringing Generations Together

Celebrating Its 25Th Year Of Building Bridges Of Love ~ Bessie’s Hope will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at the Bridge of Love Gala on Saturday, August 17th at the Marriott DTC. The Work of Bessie’s Hope: Across the country, over 60% of nursing home elders receive NO personal visitors. As a second grader told Bessie’s […]

Benefits in Action

The National Council on Aging and Benefits in Action have teamed up to bring you Colorado’s newest Benefits Enrollment Center. As a Benefits Enrollment Center, we screen Medicare beneficiaries for income-based subsidies through state and federal agencies.

Thinking and Planning Ahead

This has got to be one of the best times of the year. Here in Denver the sun is shining, the days are pleasant, the flowers are in bloom, and the birds are singing. The stock market is doing great, with regular record highs. It’s vacation time for many and even city traffic is light. […]

College Students Work Against Social Isolation in Boulder County

After a childhood full of adventures with my loving grandparents, being away from them and my family added another worry to the looming move to Stanford University for my freshman year of college. My grandparents were an integral part of my upbringing. My paternal grandparents took me on hikes in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National […]

AARP Colorado Statement on Strong Bipartisan Senate Finance Committee Vote for the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019

AARP Colorado State Director Bob Murphy issued the following statement July 26, 2019, applauding Sen. Michael Bennet for voting in favor of the Senate Finance Committee’s Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019:


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