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 When Colorado Really Rolls Up Its Sleeves

By Ed Shackelford – President Colorado Senior Lobby
“Every legislative session there is a lot of talk about partisanship and Republicans and Democrats can’t work together to get anything important done. While there is a grain of truth in this statement – there are several examples of the Republican controlled Senate killing bills from the Democratically controlled House and vice versa – there also are dozens of bills every session that make it to the governor’s desk with bipartisan support …” – 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

Celebrating Citizen Lobbyists
Our back story on HB17-1253 – Protect Seniors From Financial Abuse
By Karin Hall – Member Colorado Senior Lobby
“… Colorado Senior Lobby is proud to acknowledge that HB17-1253 – Protect Seniors From Financial Abuse was one of many bills that we were monitoring and ‘Strongly Supported’ through our Legislative Committee meetings. Many of our citizen lobbyist members took an active interest in this bill and attended hearings and testified. This is what being a member of Colorado Senior Lobby is all about …” – READ MORE

Recommended by Members

Lessons to be Learned in Regard to Hospital Discharge
“The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help …” – READ MORE
Source: Kasier Health News – Author – Judith Graham

Revisiting Mobile Homes
Early this year we ran an article about mobile homes being a solution for low cost senior housing, “Mobile Homes a Sweet Spot for Seniors“. One of our members found an interesting article regarding the number of people living in mobile homes, vans, boats, in Colorado, by county. “What percentage of American Households are Mobile Homes, RVs, Boats, and Vans?” – READ MORE
Source: Overflow Data – Author – Chase

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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