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October 2017 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

Jill Grano Receiving Colorado Senior Lobby’s Serving our Seniors Award

Each year Colorado Senior Lobby presents a “Serving our Seniors” award to a Colorado citizen. This year the recipient was Jill Grano from Boulder. Jill was not able to attend the 2017 Summer Social but she did come to a Colorado Senior Lobby Board meeting where she accepted her award and talked about her experience in helping mobile home owners and what it was like to testify at the Capitol – READ MORE

It is Cost Effective to Provide Services for the Less Fortunate

By Ed Shackelford, President of Colorado Senior Lobby

“Solutions are known and are already in place – just waiting for more impactful action by government at many levels. For example, a recent article in TIME comments that the USA has some of the most robust programs in the world for people facing hunger …” – READ MORE

New Colorado State Advisor on Aging Position Announced

“On September 20, 2017 one of our Colorado Senior Lobby Board Members attended the press conference at the Denver Capitol where Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne announced that Colorado has received a grant from the NextFifty Initiative to fund a Senior Advisor on Aging position in the Governor’s Office. This role will drive leadership on senior issues and focus on the coordination of key aging-related concerns like mobility, health care, housing and more …” – READ MORE

Colorado Senior Lobby Volunteer Information Meeting on Wednesday – October 18, 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby has an event coming up in October 2017! This event is on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. A few of our volunteers and CSL board are hosting a Colorado Senior Lobby Volunteer Information meeting. The event will be from 2:00PM to 3:00PM. We are holding this event at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus located at 2445 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80231. There is plenty of free parking – READ MORE

Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training is on Wednesday – November 15, 2017

Join Colorado Senior Lobby members, volunteers and some of our board member at The Capitol on Wednesday, November 15th. We are hosting Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training in the Capitol. The event will be on the 3rd floor in Senate Committee Room 352 – READ MORE

Professional Conference on Aging is coming up on Friday – November 3, 2017

Join a growing network of businesses and professionals on Friday, November 3rd, for the 6th annual Age Well Conference, taking place at the Plaza Convention Center in Longmont. This annual event draws hundreds of professionals and advocates from services industries, healthcare, retail, academia, and the public to learn about the latest in gerontechnology, marketing, healthcare and community services, behavioral economics, and much more – READ MORE

How a Minority can and does Control Legislation

By Ed Shackelford, President of Colorado Senior Lobby

“The recent special session was called by the governor to correct errors in the drafting of Senate Bill SB17-267. The result is a classic example of how a small group of legislators can use ideology to prevent governance. This was done by one party, (but both parties at times use the same tactics). The two bills the governor wanted passed were never voted on by all the senators. Instead three senators in a committee hearing voted to prevent the bills from being voted on by the entire senate …” – READ MORE

Check out the Summer Social Photo Gallery

We have photographs from many of you but special compliments to Harvey McWhorter and 50Plus Marketplace News who provided most of the photos – CLICK HERE

Conversations on Aging Regional Tour

“As part of its continued effort to prepare the state for the nearly 68 percent increase of people more than 65 years old by 2030, the State’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) will begin a series of meetings across the state to gather input from local residents responding to, and building on, the Planning Group’s Initial Strategic Action Plan on Aging for Colorado, released this past November …” – READ MORE

A Reminder about Legislative Committee Meetings

The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings are now in the summer session where there is generally a meeting every 2 weeks for the rest of the year. At these meetings the group reviews topics affecting older adults in Colorado and invite senior experts to make presentations to the group. The meetings are open to members and the general public. If this is your first meeting, contact CSL Board President at 720-353-3775 because meetings can change at the last minute. You can attend in person or call in using the phone system

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