March 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby News Highlights

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March & April 2017
Tax Help in Colorado
Free tax preparation assistance resources are available to families who earned less than about $55,000 in 2016. Called “Tax Help Colorado” – these are free tax preparation sites typically open from January through the tax filing deadline, and the days and hours of operation vary by site. Most sites operate on a first-come, first-served basis. These services are offered through The Piton Foundation. You can also dial 2-1-1 to find a free tax preparation site.

March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Check this web page in case date and hours of a meeting change
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee will be meeting every Monday morning starting January 9, 2017 while the Colorado Legislature is in session. At these meetings we review legislature and topics affecting older adults in Colorado and invite senior experts to make presentations to our group. Our meetings are open to our 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 our phone system.

* Call in number is 888-537-7715- code 47220300#

Preliminary CSL Legislative Committee Meeting Dates*
Colorado 2017 Legislative Session Begins: Jan 11th
March 2017: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April 2017: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
May 2017: 1st, 8th, 15th
Colorado 2017 Legislative Session Ends: May 10, 2017

* These dates are subject to change due to Federal Holidays and accommodating meeting dates for the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA).

March 2017, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00PM*
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Training for Members & Guests
Location: The Colorado State Capitol – Basement Cafeteria
Address: 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
The Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) is at its most effective when its presence is felt on the floor of the Capitol. Do you want to play a role in shaping the future of seniors? This is your opportunity. Our lobbying team is finalizing its 2017 Agenda, and we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join Ed Shackelford, CSL’s president and Jeanette Hensley, CSL Board Member who will be conducting training at the statehouse for those who want to make a difference in the senior agenda. Training begins at 1:00PM. Please RSVP or call Jeanette Hensley if you are interested in attending this training as space is limited. Jeanette Hensley can be reached at 303-249-5598 or by email at
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Note that the meeting time was changed to 1:00PM on January 26, 2017. This will be the meeting time on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. If you are planning to attend always contact Jeanette to let her know you are attending in case there are last minute changes.

March 9, 2017 – Thursday, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
A Town Hall on Transparent & Affordable Health Care!
Location: West High School – Denver
Address: 951 Elati St, Denver, Colorado 80204
Come hear about the work your state legislators and the Lt. Governor are doing to help expand access to transparent, affordable health care in Colorado, and our next steps if the federal government repeals the Affordable Care Act. Join Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, Lt. Governor Donna Lynne, Rep. Daneya Esgar, Rep. Janet Buckner & Rep. Susan Lontine. Snacks and beverages will be served. Spanish interpretation services will be provided. For any questions or concerns please call 303-866-2925 or email
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