AARP Colorado Now Accepting 2024 Community Challenge Grant Applications

The annual program aims to make communities in Colorado more livable for people of all ages ~ AARP Colorado invites local eligible nonprofit organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2024 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 6 at 3 p.m. MST. AARP Community Challenge grants fund quick-action projects that […]

AARP Colorado 2023 State Tour

AARP to visit Grand Junction, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Colorado Springs, Aurora, and Pueblo to talk about legislative priorities ~ AARP Colorado staff and volunteers will discuss AARP legislative priorities from this past legislative session. Light refreshments will be provided. All forums are free and open to the public. Refer to the registration link for each location. Space is […]

AARP Colorado Continues to Challenge Xcel’s Proposed Rate Hikes

Xcel has proposed a settlement that reduces the company’s initial base rate increase request from $312 million, later lowered to $258 million, to as low as $45 million, a reduction of about 86%, depending on two issues to be resolved that could double the increase.

AARP Colorado invites all to sign up for the Caregiving Symposium on Wednesday, June 7

Hear from multiple experts in their field and engage with others about the topic ~ AARP Colorado is now accepting registrations for its 2023 Caregiving Symposium. Join us to learn more about the information and resources available for important topics such as: collaborative care, as well as tough conversations about death.  “AARP Colorado is honored to gather those in Colorado who have experienced […]

AARP Colorado Accepting 2023 Community Challenge Grant Applications

The annual program aims to make communities in Colorado more livable for people of all ages ~ AARP Colorado invites local eligible organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2023 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 15 at 3 p.m. Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving […]

AARP CO fight results in lower Xcel gas rate hike

AARP helped save Colorado Xcel customers $138 million, thwarting the energy company’s unfair natural gas rate hike proposal and its ongoing “pancaking” of rate increases ~ AARP Colorado’s opposition to a proposed $202 million hike in base rates for natural gas by Xcel Energy resulted in a Public Utilities Commission decision to reduce the rate […]

A Momentous Day for ALL Older Coloradans

AARP Colorado Thanks Colorado Delegation for Historic Vote Toward Real Relief on Prescription Drug Pricing, Bill Allows Medicare to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices and Caps Out-of-Pocket Spending on Medications for Seniors ~ Aug. 12, 2022 – Earlier today the House voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a bill that includes several key provisions to […]

Increased Social and Community Connections Are Important for Health of Colorado Seniors

By Rhonda L. Randall, D.O. ~ We are all wired for emotional connection and that doesn’t stop when we retire. In my experience as a geriatrician, seniors who have family or a strong support network by their side are more likely to remain living in their homes longer, get the care they need, and have […]

AARP Seeks 2022 Andrus Award For Community Service” Nominees

Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community ~ AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Coloradans, aged 50-plus, who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

AARP report shows Xcel proposed rates hurt low income consumers

Even with the settlement, residential consumers – including the most vulnerable – would pay more ~ AARP Colorado strongly supports the transition to renewable energy. However, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates on behalf of older adults and their families, is extremely concerned that residential ratepayers, who can least afford it, are being asked to absorb […]

Former Aurora Councilwoman Named AARPCO Advocacy Director

Hiltz to advocate for Coloradans 50-plus by leading volunteers in monitoring the CO State Legislature, concentrating on health care, retirement savings and affordable housing, among other issues ~ AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Hiltz as advocacy director for AARP Colorado. Hiltz joined AARP in October.   After four years as an Aurora […]

Centennial Man Wins Andrus Award from AARP for Community Service

AARP Colorado recognizes Greg Glischinski for his dedication and commitment to community service with its most prestigious volunteer award ~ Greg Glischinski of Centennial has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Colorado Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible state […]

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