Resources for Retirees

Volunteers of America: RSVP: Retired Senior Volunteer Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s mission is to assist volunteers age 55 and over find meaningful volunteer opportunities in which they can share their experience, abilities and skills for the betterment of their community and themselves. It is specially designed to provide a variety of opportunities to meet your interests and time. You decide how much time to give, where you want to serve and the type of work you do.

OLLI at DU

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Denver is an adult learning membership program designed for men and women age 50 and "better" who wish to pursue lifelong learning in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere. Thanks to the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI at the University of Denver joins a network of more than 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes across the United States that are meeting the needs of older learners who want to learn simply for the joy of learning and personal fulfillment. Community education at an adult learning center helps imaginations thrive and OLLI at DU is an essential community education program.

Road Scholar

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.

Senior Citizens' Program

Enroll at UC Denver on a no-credit audit basis. Area residents who are sixty years of age or older may enroll at UC Denver on a no-credit audit basis without tuition. Senior citizens may take any course listed in the Schedule of Courses, except:

  • courses which require laboratory or special equipment use,
  • computer courses,
  • courses offered through the Division of Extended Studies.

Acceptance in class will be determined by the instructor based on space availability, and the previous level of education obtained by the senior citizen student. There is no limit to the number of courses a senior citizen may take.

Active Minds

Active Minds is a Colorado-based company that provides on-site lifelong learning programs for seniors in retirement communities, assisted living communities, nursing homes, senior centers and other types of locations. Active Minds offers programs that cover a broad range of international and domestic current affairs as well as history, poetry, and music programs. Our belief is that lifelong learning is part of living and aging well and that it is part of living a meaningful and purposeful life, regardless of age.

WEBSITES

Colorado PERA

Social security Retirement Planner

GENERAL

ACC Community Education

Arapahoe County Senior Resources

Buck Center

Colorado Gerontological Society

Denver Senior Services and Resources

Foothills Park & Recreation

Jobs Over 50

Lakewood Older Adult Activities

Seniors Bluebook

Senior Meetups
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South Suburban Centers

Suzy ORMAN Retirement Planning

CURRENT BOOKS

45 Affordable Retirement Towns: Best Places to Retire on a Budget in the U.S. (The Best Places to Retire Book 1). By Kris Kelley.

65 Things To Do When You Retire: Travel - 65 Intrepid Travel Writers and Experts Reveal Fun Places and New Horizons to Explore in Your Retirement. February 18, 2013. by Mark Evan Chimsky.

America's 100 Best Places to Retire. August 1, 2013. by Mary Lu Abbott.

Choose Your Retirement: Find the Right Path to Your New Adventure. May 18, 2015. by Emily Guy Birken.

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor. September 1, 2009. by Ernie J. Zelinski.

How to Survive Retirement: Practical Answers to “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” July 7, 2015. by Steven D. Price.

Retirement Basics: Help for Broke Baby Boomers. October 29, 2014. by Donna Davis.

Retirement Is a Full-time Job: And You're the Boss! January 15, 2009. by Bonnie Louise Kuchler.

Revolutionary Retirement: What's Next for YOU? October 7, 2014. by Catherine Allen.

Shifting Gears To Your Life & Work After Retirement: A Boomer's Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life, Created by Two Boomers Who Did It. July 2, 2013. by Carolee Duckworth.

The 5 Years Before You Retire: Retirement Planning When You Need It the Most. January 1, 2014. by Emily Guy Birken.

The 6 Secrets to a Happy Retirement: How to Master the Transition of a Lifetime. March 15, 2013. by Mark Singer et.al.

The Baby Boomer's Guide to Retirement: Simple, Complete Steps to Financial Prosperity. September 30, 2015. by Atlantic Publishing Group.

Where to Retire: America's Best & Most Affordable Places. January 6, 2015. By John Howells. 

PLACES TO VOLUNTEER

Butterfly Pavillion

Children’s Hospital

Colorado Mountain Club

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Denver Art Museum

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Center for Performing Arts

Denver Dumb Friends League

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Habitat for Humanity

History Colorado

Hudson Gardens

Keep Denver Beautiful

Meals on Wheels

United Way

YMCA

GENERAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Metro Volunteers

Volunteer Calendar Opportunities

Volunteer Match

Volunteers of America: RSVP: Retired Senior Volunteer Program