April 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby News Highlights


April – May 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby eNewsletter – CLICK HERE


Special Report: Mobile Homes a Sweet Spot for Seniors
Mobile Home living can be quite satisfying when it is finally given the respect it deserves.
By Ed Shackelford – President Colorado Senior Lobby
“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 from moving here …” – READ MORE


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Visit Senior Space – Legislative News for Older Adults – CLICK HERE


April 3, 10, 20 & 17 & 24, 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
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).


April 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 jlhens@hotmail.com.
Read Article – CLICK HERE
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.


May 1, 8 & 15, 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
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).


Events around Colorado

May 4, 2017 – Thursday
Seniors Council of Douglas County
Meeting at locations around Douglas County – See flyer for details
The Seniors’ Council meets monthly at various locations throughout Douglas County. Meetings are normally held the first Thursday of each month from 9AM to 10:30AM. All meetings are open to the public. Please RSVP your attendance to dcseniorlife @ douglas.co.us – View Event Flyer

May 11, 2017 – Thursday
Mastering the Art of Dementia Care
Brookdale Parkplace, 111 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218
Do you serve someone who is living with dementia? Join Eric Collett, a nationally recognized expert in dementia care for a comprehensive one-day seminar designed to help attendees develop the fundamental skills that are crucial to successfully supporting persons living with dementia. Using personal, real-life examples, Eric will share the tools, techniques, strategies, and approaches he has developed over nearly 17 years working directly with those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. CEU’s are available. Morning coffee, lunch and snacks are provided. Register by April 27th to secure your spot. $199 fee covers the full day plus materials. $25 late registration fee. Register today online. Call 208-571-2475 for questions or to learn about special group rates – View Event Flyer

May 19, 2017
Saluting Pueblo Seniors
Union Depot, 132 W B St, Pueblo, CO 81003
We invite you to be part of our celebration of Aging Out Loud and honor the Senior Citizen of the Year and Centenarians. Cost is $16 per person. Please prepay by April 28, 2017 – View Event Flyer

May 19, 2017 – Friday
Centenarian Project
Greeley Senior Activity Center, 1010 6th Street, Greeley, CO
The Colorado Commission on Aging is proud to sponsor the upcoming Centenarian Celebration for Colorado citizens who will turn 100 or older in 2017. This years event will be in Greeley at The Greeley Senior Center – View Event Flyer

June 3, 2017 – Saturday
Senior Law Day Jefferson County
Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226
Attend Senior Law Day Jefferson County on June 3, 2017 from 8AM to 2PM. There are 18 Workshop Topics. This educational seminar provides information for older adults and their families. The registration cost is $10 per person and includes continental Breakfast and lunch. Each attendee receives the Colorado Senior Law Handbook – View Event Flyer

June 3, 2017
Annual Parkinson’s Symposium
First Methodist Church, 420 North Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
Find multiple speakers on Parkinson’s symptoms, coping skills & care. Event designed for people with Parkinson’s, care givers and those with an interest in the world of Parkinson’s. The symposium will begin at 8AM with continental breakfast, followed by a series of talks by speakers on a variety of topics of interest to those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Lunch will be provided. The symposium will end at approximately 1:40PM. Pre-registration closes on May 26 (checks must be received by then). Call 719-495-1583 to pre-register – Learn More

June 4, 2017 – Sunday
L’Chaim A Free Conference & Resource Day
Maurice B. Shwayder Camp of Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St, Denver, CO 80220
L’Chaim Conference and Resource Day features 21 workshops on aging and wellness to stay active and healthy in mind, body and spirit, while looking towards the future. Kavod Senior Life, Jewish Family Service of Colorado, JEWISHcolorado, Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Temple Emanuel are excited to bring this conference to you – Learn More

June 24, 2017
28th Annual Salute to Seniors
Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Salute to Seniors provides Colorado’s seniors and their families with information and tools to live healthy and independent lives. With over 100 exhibit booths every year, the best Colorado has to offer is on display. Exhibitors come from all industries, including health insurance, housing, concierge services, home repair, leisure and recreation and more. Special exhibits offer attractions like health screenings, yoga classes, bingo games, and classic cars. Spread the word with seniors you know and consider being a sponsor – Learn More


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