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On Health Care – We Can Do Better

By Ed Shackelford – President Colorado Senior Lobby
“Health care issues are not accurately presented to the public – thereby clouding an understanding of something critical that affects the lives of all Americans. It is necessary to expand our thinking to achieve the most important result: a reduction in the cost of providing health care services. …” – READ MORE

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Please print out the flyer and invite a friend to the Summer Social
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Remember that the Colorado Senior Lobby Annual Business Meeting follows the Summer Social – READ MORE

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Our Summer Social & Annual Meeting is on Friday, August 18, 2017
“This year’s Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social & Annual Meeting is on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Covenant Village of Colorado in Westminster. Plan to attend and bring a friend and we are encouraging organizations and their members to attend. This year we are honoring Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R), Senator Lucia Guzman (D), Representative KC Becker (D), and Representative John Becker (R) for the work they did on Senate Bill (SB) 17-267 …” – READ MORE

The Campaign for Sustainable Drug Prices

“Summit Information Services, a Colorado-based public relations and communications organization hosted a meeting for the ‘Campaign for Sustainable Drug Prices’. Participants from local organizations including Colorado Senior Lobby’s President, Ed Shackelford and Colorado Senior Lobby member, Diane Robinson. The group met with Andy Merritt, State Director for Senator Cory Gardner and Annie Larson, Senator Cory Gardner’s staff member to discuss increasing drug prices and their impact on older adults …” – READ MORE

Recommended by Members

Urgent Care or the ER?
“All too often an illness or injury appear out of the blue: You wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your baby spikes a high fever on the weekend. Whenever an illness or injury occurs, you need to decide how serious it is and how soon to get medical care …” – READ MORE

Technology & Aging in the News
“Colorado Real Estate Journal,” has a July 2017 special insert focused on real estate and older adults. The insert called “Health Care Properties Quarterly” has some interesting articles about seniors and aging. In particular page 22, the article “Integrating Technology into Senior Living Communities,” mentions the senior-oriented technology group Aging 2.0. The Denver Chapter of Aging2.0 is led by Karen Brown, who was a Colorado Senior Lobby Board Member. Aging2.0 is promoting technological innovations in aging, as a way to support older adults in the community – READ MORE

Colorado Senior Lobby 2017 Legislative Scorecards
Before the Summer Social you might want to revisit our Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Scorecards. Of the 16 bills strongly supported by Colorado Senior Lobby, 11 passed. Colorado Senior Lobby was particularly pleased with a greater effort on both sides of the aisle to make some difficult decisions this year – READ MORE

Upcoming Events for Older Adults
In case you missed it there are some interesting events coming up. From a Dementia Presentation at Peregrine Landing in Aurora, to Aging2.0 in Denver, Seniors in September at the Botanic Gardens and the Amazing Aging Expo at the Crowne Plaza in Denver – 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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