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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 […]

Marine Accounted For: Sergeant Donald D. Stoddard

By Grady Birdsong, Coopers Troopers & 1st Marine Division Association – Rocky Mtn Chapter ~ Sergeant Donald Deloy Stoddard of Boulder, Colorado, has been accounted for as of 6 April 2020. Born in South Dakota on 5 January 1922, Stoddard began his senior year at Boulder High School in 1939 when he decided to join […]

Salute To Seniors Returns Virtually August 13 And 14

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER CO.  The Salute to Seniors is coming to your living room again.  While we would like to think that the pandemic is behind us and many of us are vaccinated, out of an abundance of caution, the Salute to Seniors will be virtual on August 13 and 14, 2021 […]

Jodi’s Race for Awareness Offers Hope and Inspiration for those Battling Ovarian Cancer with In-Person and Virtual Events

DENVER, Colo. (April 29, 2021) – On Saturday, June 12th, the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA) will celebrate the 12th anniversary of Jodi’s Race for Awareness with an in-person run/walk at Denver’s City Park. Jodi’s Race, which is the second largest ovarian cancer walk/run in the country, is an annual tradition that takes place the […]

Western Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans, March 11th

Veterans are gaining ground in the search for employment as recently shared by Cronkite News.  While the transition from military to civilian work can be confusing and challenging for service members, one organization stands at the ready with the mission to help put veterans and military spouses to work – now.

Colorado’s Citizen Legislature – Mar. 2021

By Doris Beaver ~ House Bill 21-1048: HB 1048 concerns “a requirement that retail establishments accept United States currency for purchases (if an individual accepting payment is present).” While HB 1048 does not specifically pertain to the over 50 crowd, any requirement that requires purchases be paid for with means other than cash would most […]

Vitalant and Colorado State Patrol Team Up for Virtual Blood Drive

(COLO) – Donations of blood often see a sharp decline in the winter months and the COVID-19 epidemic has complicated things further, canceling many blood donation events across our state. But the need for donations is still there.  That is why the Colorado State Patrol is teaming up with Vitalant to hold a virtual blood drive throughout February.  But: […]

Medicare Supplement Special Enrollment Period

Changing Your Medicare Supplement To A Place D, G Or G+ ~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Colorado Medicare beneficiaries who have a Medicare Supplement Plan C, F, or F+ should consider changing to a Plan D, G, or G+ between now and June 30, 2021 during a special enrollment period approved […]

Mental Health Colorado support for decriminalizing mental health within the clinical setting of the state mental hospital

Casting police and sheriffs in the lead role for responding to the mental health needs of the population is neither appropriate, nor healthy, nor sound fiscal policy. The legacy of our society’s systematic discrimination against people with mental health needs—defaulting to law enforcement and the justice system to respond to health crises—is a wasteful misapplication of resources and yields poor health and safety outcomes at tremendous cost […]

A Journey to 100

By the Family of Helena Virlee ~ Helena Virlee, a resident of Garden Plaza of Aurora, celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, September 20th. And thanks to GPoA it was quite a celebration, even in the midst of these COVID days. Garden  Plaza hosted an outdoor surprise party with all residents invited (masked and socially […]

A Change in Utilities

Consumers will have a choice in how their electrical usage is measured and billed ~ Beginning in 2022, most residential consumers in Colorado will be able to choose how their electric rates are charged as Xcel Energy converts to two-way “smart metering.” AARP, along with the Office of Consumer Counsel, advocated for consumer choice of […]

New AARP Colorado Poll: 65-plus Voters May Tip the Scales in 2020

Findings Show Social Security and Medicare Transcend Party Lines ~ Denver, Colo.—Today AARP Colorado released the full survey results that shows voters age 65-plus are not a lock for either of Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates. Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (48 percent) leads incumbent Senator Cory Gardner among voters 65-plus (47 percent), a difference of only 1 percent.

Coloradans Turning Out In Record Numbers to Serve as Election Judges

DENVER, Colo- Coloradans are expressing their enthusiasm for the upcoming November 3 election by applying to serve as Election Judges in record numbers.  Over 6,300 people have signed up to work the election through the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, more than for any other election in recorded state history, and many more have signed […]

AARP Fights for Social Security

On Social Security’s 85th Anniversary, Survey Finds Nearly All Americans View Social Security as an Important Program. Majority Believe it is More Important in Light of Pandemic ~ A new AARP survey, released in conjunction with Social Security’s 85th anniversary, confirms that Americans highly value Social Security, and even more so due to the pandemic. Most Americans – 93 […]

A look at Alzheimer’s research among free September webinars

The latest advances in research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease will be the subject of a free, live webinar offered by the Alzheimer’s Association during September. It is one of a series of webinars that will be offered throughout the month for Alzheimer’s caregivers and those who wish to learn more about the […]

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