Denver’s Emergency Rooms May be Bad for your Health

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in News from CSL

Now is a terrific time to update your emergency preparedness plan. With so many ER’s out there, you may not know where to go. Denver, Colorado – Could a consumer who has a serious heart incident have additional complications because he/she went to the wrong ER? Who decides where to go? What if an ambulance delivers the consumer to a small satellite emergency room rather than one attached to a full-service hospital that specializes in heart...

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Metro State Memories of Senior Day at the Capitol

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in News from CSL

Colorado Senior Lobby thanks Met TV’s journalists for covering Senior Day at the Capitol. Here is their report: In case you missed them, here are previous posts about Senior Day at The Capitol that Colorado Senior Lobby hosted on March 15, 2017 A thank you to our sponsors – CLICK HERE Met TV’s reaction to the day – CLICK HERE What a great event – CLICK HERE If you want to see the morning session live stream video –...

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The Senior Space April 24, 2017

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in News from CSL

It’s the same drill every year. Start the session out slowly; get the easy bills done. Soon, the tough stuff stacks up with the pressure of the clock ticking towards an inability to drive the big decisions over the finish line. What can be done about this repeat performance of our legislative leaders? Let’s meet the candidates at the beginning when life was fresh and full of promise. The family still loved them; and, the neighborhood was all...

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Mobile Homes a Sweet Spot for Seniors

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in News from CSL

Mobile Home living can be quite satisfying when it is finally given the respect it deserves. For those who strive to own their own home, and for those who need affordable rental opportunities: this Time Magazine article might expand your thinking – CLICK HERE There are many identified possible solutions to what in Colorado is a serious problem, affecting not only those who live here but also preventing some with needed talent and skill...

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Guest Commentary

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in News from CSL

Senator John Kefalas represents District 14 in Ft. Collins. His bill, SB17-098, on Mobile Home Parks was postponed indefinitely this session.  The Time Magazine article, “The Home of the Future” reaffirms the value and benefits of manufactured housing and resident-owned communities – economic vitality and home equity, a sense of community and pride, and an opportunity for unsubsidized and quality affordable housing. This article...

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The Senior Space April 17, 2017

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in News from CSL

Colorado Senior Lobby strongly supports HB 17-1264. It targets support for our most fragile older population by providing more employees to help. The PACE program (all-inclusive care for the elderly) has been in need of additional ombudsmen as the caseloads overwhelm the ability to keep up. This is where the rubber meets the road. Real help. When trying to really help seniors in need, always know your Area Agency on Aging. Those people are our...

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Let’s support HB-1253

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in News from CSL

Help Protect Seniors from Financial Abuse. Let’s support HB-1253 Dear Friends, Please allow me to share why HB-1253 is such a good idea for Colorado, and why this bill needs to become law. HB 1253 requires a financial adviser to flag regulators if a senior’s account is seeing unusual activity. That’s it. We often think of seniors being fleeced by predators. True. More common, however, are good people close to elderly family members who...

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Senior Space, So Much at Stake

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in News from CSL

Excellent timing! Remove the Federal healthcare threat so the General Assembly can debate the state budget on the very day the process gets underway. Half of Colorado’s seniors live in rural Colorado. As of now, $528M dollars is to be cut from the State Hospital budgets. In rural Colorado, these hospitals represent so much more than the vital services they provide. They are the economic engine in parts of the state where few economic...

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