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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 […]

Colorado Gerontological Society Presents Salute To Seniors

A Virtual Senior Expo A New Way, A New Look ~ Living Longer Living Healthier Living Life To The Fullest

9Health Offers Covid-19 Antibody Testing & Preventive Health Screenings

Denver, Colo. — July 20, 2020 — For more than 40 years, 9NEWS and 9Health have maintained a partnership focused on keeping Colorado healthy through preventive care and health awareness. Through a continued collaboration with Quest Diagnostics, 9Health will offer COVID-19 antibody testing*** and preventive health screenings at Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers throughout Colorado.

Denver Announces the Denver Emergency Food Relief Fund

Funds from the Federal CARES Act become available for nonprofit organizations providing groceries and meals to Denver residents in need of food as a result of COVID-19 ~ DENVER – The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) announced today the creation of a rapid response grant program to provide meals and groceries to […]

Colorado Secure Savings Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor Polis to Sign into Law

Advocating for its passage for more than six years, AARP Colorado finally sees bill to help workers save for retirement go to Governor for signature ~  This week, the Colorado Legislature delivered good news to about 909,000 private-sector workers in the Centennial State who don’t currently have access to a retirement savings option at work. […]

Biodesix and Boulder Community Health Offer Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

Drive-up Testing Sites Offer Appointments for Patients ~ BOULDER, CO, May 20, 2020 – Biodesix, Inc., a leading diagnostic company in lung disease, announced today that it has partnered with Boulder Community Health (BCH), a community owned-and-operated not-for-profit health system, to offer expanded COVID-19 testing in the greater Boulder, CO area. The Biodesix SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR™ Test detects […]

Alzheimer’s Association expands Denver metro services

While the coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies and organizations to curtail operations, the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is busy ramping up service across the state with enhanced programs and services tailored for social distancing.

State files lawsuit defending Colorado streams and wetlands from flawed federal rule

May 22, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.) — On behalf of the State of Colorado, Attorney General Phil Weiser today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Denver to protect Colorado’s streams and wetlands from a dangerous federal rule that would leave them vulnerable to pollution under the Clean Water Act.

Mental Health Colorado starts initiative for Coloradans to connect with friends, allies, and neighbors

“In This Together” initiative will help build social closeness as we maintain social distancing guidelines ~ DENVER— This is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times imaginable for many. This pandemic drives the message home that our physical health and our mental health are not separate. To combat feelings of loneliness, isolation, and stress, and to […]

9Health Launches New Program “9Health Neighbors”

Denver, Colo. — March 27, 2020 — 9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has launched a new program, 9Health Neighbors, to provide answers to your health questions and a simple human connection during the new coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. The 9Health Neighbors are dedicated 9Health medical volunteers who are […]

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