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October 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby News & Event Highlights


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November 15, 2017 – Wednesday

Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training at the State Capitol
Location: The Colorado State Capitol
Address: 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Our Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training is “non-partisan citizen lobbyist training” for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss policy. The event is at the State Capitol (enter on the south side) from 10AM to Noon with networking starting in the morning at 9AM. For networking at 9:00AM, meet in the cafeteria in the basement of The Capitol. You can purchase refreshments and network. Before our Citizen Lobbyist Training starts at 10:00AM, you can explore the Capitol. The training will take place on the 3rd floor in Senate Committee Room 352 – 3rd Floor. Bring a notebook to take notes at the training and a capped water bottle. Water can also be purchased in the cafeteria. We will have handouts for the Citizen Lobbyist Training session.
Register Online – CLICK HERE
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE


CSL Legislative Committee Meetings

October 9 & 23, 2017 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Legislative Committee Meetings
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203

Oct 9 Topic: TBD

Oct 23 Topic: TBD

For the rest of the year the Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee will generally be meeting every 2 weeks. At these meetings we review 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. Link to “Summer Interests” which lists the various potential topics for future CSL committee meetings. Please feel free to suggest additional topics CLICK HERE
Call in number is 888-537-7715- code 47220300#
Fall 2017 Preliminary CSL Legislative Committee Meeting Dates*
Upcoming Meetings:
October 9 & 23, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18*
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

Medicare Monday from Colorado Gerontological Society
Location: Across Colorado
Medicare Monday is an annual workshop to help you stay better informed and make necessary changes to your coverage. The program includes information on the changes, updates and requirements for Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. Learn how these changes may affect you and your heath care in the coming year. Multiple sessions across Colorado will be held on Monday October 16, with repeat sessions on Mondays October 23, 30, 31 and November 6, and 7 2017.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

October 4, 2017 – Wednesday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM
The Basics of Medicare and Medicaid
Location: Community First Foundation
Address: 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit A, Arvada, CO
Boomers Leading Change presents Laura Boggs of Benefits in Action, who will speak about the basics of Medicare and Medicaid to help us better understand what are the qualifications, the timing, the process and procedures to access these benefits. Lunch and Learn – bring a brown bag. Event is from 8AM to 5PM.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

October 4, 2017 – Wednesday, 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Free Training from Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Abuse Prevention (CCERAP) Presents “The Signs and Symptoms of Mistreatment in Older Adults: The Role of the Attorney General’s Office in Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Investigations”
Location: The Ranch – Larimer County Fair Grounds
Address: Thomas M McKee Building, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Plan to attend this informative event presented by Ali Thompson, Criminal Investigator with the Attorney General’s Office. Event is from 9AM to 11AM and sign-in begins at 8:30AM. Professional Development CEU’s are available. Registration available on the CCERAP website.
Register Now – CLICK HERE

October 9, 2017 – Monday
Boomers Leading Change Information Session
Location: The Forum Building, Spruce Conference Room
Address: 425 S. Cherry Street, Denver, CO
What if AGE really means AGEnt of change? Join us for an hour-long information session from 10AM to 11AM for an overview of Boomer volunteer activities, the Boomer Advocacy Academy, the AmeriCorps Encore program, Projects with a Purpose and the excellent training available to support you in your volunteer choice. Boomers Leading Change is a non-profit organization that harnesses the experience, energy and conviction of adults age 50+ towards improving the health and well-being in the lives of individuals and families across the seven county metro area. We are where experience meets impact.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

October 11, 2017 – Wednesday, 7:30AM – 3:30PM
Transcending the Norm – New Thoughts on Caring for Our Community
Location: Boulder Jewish Community Center
Address: 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder
On Wednesday, Oct. 11th from 7:30-3:30 attend a timely educational program for community members; health care providers; partners of hospice, PACE and palliative care; and all those curious about how to live their best in the last years of life. Keynote Speaker Dr. Timothy G. Ihrig. Register online by Oct 4th. Call 303-604-5358 to pay by phone. $40 fee includes breakfast and lunch.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

October 11, 2017 – Wednesday, 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Free Training from Colorado Coalition for Elder Rights and Abuse Prevention (CCERAP) Presents “Guardianships, Powers of Attorney and other Decision Makers”
Location: Aurora City Hall, City Council Chambers
Address: 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO
Plan to attend this informative event presented by Kelsey Lesco from Disability Law Colorado. Event is from 9AM to 11AM and sign-in begins at 8:30AM. Professional Development CEU’s are available. Registration available on the CCERAP website.
Register Now – CLICK HERE

October 15 through December 7, 2017
Medicare Open Enrollment for 2018
For 2018 Medicare coverage, open enrollment is in the fall of 2017, from October 15th to December 7, 2017. Below is a link to materials from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Medicare Open Enrollment Period.
Medicare Open Enrollment Period – CLICK HERE

October 18, 2017 – Wednesday, 1:00PM – 5:00PM
DementiaSpeak™ Community Workshops
Location: Summit County Senior Center
Address: 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, CO 80443

This workshop on Wed, Oct 18th from 1PM to 5PM offers an introduction to Dementia and examines what the person with dementia is experiencing. We look at the top-6 types of Dementia and the resulting symptoms that can affect communication and behaviors. We will examine how to continue to connect and maintain meaningful relationships with those who live with dementia. With the generous support of our event sponsors, the cost of the 4-hour community DementiaSpeak Workshop (normally $50) is FREE. Seating is limited to the first 50 people. For more information call 720-690-1423.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Website: DementiaSpeak.org

October 18, 2017 – Wednesday, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Colorado Senior Lobby Volunteer Information Meeting
Location: Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus
Address: 2445 S Quebec St, Denver, CO 80231
Join Colorado Senior Lobby Members and other volunteers from 2PM to 3PM at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Colorado Senior Lobby. What are your interests and talents? We will find a group for you to work with! And don’t worry about time commitment. We need your help no matter how much or how little time you can give! Refreshments will be served. Have questions? Call Diane Martini at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement at 303-753-2179 for more information.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 19, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Colorado Initiative Kicks Off First Ever “Conversations on Aging” Regional Tour
Location: Joseph H. Edwards Active Adult Center
Address: 230 North Union Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81003
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. The meetings are open to the public, with a special invitation extended to older adults, caregivers, service providers, elected officials and advocates who work with seniors. The Planning Group seeks opinions, suggestions and guidance on issues facing our aging public that it can use to support local initiatives that improve the lives of seniors in the area.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 19, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Special Event Series on Advance Care Planning – Unravel the Confusion
Location: Aurora Central Library – Small Community Room
Address: 14949 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012
This event will increase your comfort with documented plans that match your values in advance care planning. The gathering is for all ages from adults through boomers, seniors, professionals and medical deci-sion makers. If you are a healthcare agent for someone else you should attend!
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 25, 2017 – Wednesday, 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Caregiving Symposium from AARP
Location: Arvada Center
Address: 6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003

Join other caregivers from 8AM to 2PM to learn about the beneficial community resources, service providers, and approaches to caregiving from experts in the field. Knowledge is power when it comes to caregiving. Bring your questions about respite care, collaborative care, end-of-life issues, self-care and in-home services. This event is free and lunch is provided. Please RSVP to 1-877-926-8300.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 25, 2017 – Wednesday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Colorado Initiative Kicks Off First Ever “Conversations on Aging” Regional Tour
Location: Fort Morgan, Morgan Community College
Address: 920 Barlow Rd, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
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. The meetings are open to the public, with a special invitation extended to older adults, caregivers, service providers, elected officials and advocates who work with seniors. The Planning Group seeks opinions, suggestions and guidance on issues facing our aging public that it can use to support local initiatives that improve the lives of seniors in the area.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 25, 2017 – Wednesday, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Special Event Series on Advance Care Planning – Unravel the Confusion
Location: Westminster College Hill Library – Conference Room
Address: 3705 W 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031
This event will increase your comfort with documented plans that match your values in advance care planning. The gathering is for all ages from adults through boomers, seniors, professionals and medical deci-sion makers. If you are a healthcare agent for someone else you should attend!
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 30, 2017 – Friday
Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Address: 7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237
The Rocky Mountain Conference on Dementia is the region’s premier one-day conference for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and early dementia, families, friends and health care professionals. Commit to a day filled with unique dementia specific education, information, support and resources. Registration opens in September. For more information go to alz.org/co or call 800-272-3900.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

November 2, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Colorado Initiative Kicks Off First Ever “Conversations on Aging” Regional Tour
Location: Mountain West Dental Institute
Address: 925 Lincoln St, Unit B, Denver, CO 80203
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. The meetings are open to the public, with a special invitation extended to older adults, caregivers, service providers, elected officials and advocates who work with seniors. The Planning Group seeks opinions, suggestions and guidance on issues facing our aging public that it can use to support local initiatives that improve the lives of seniors in the area.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

November 3, 2017 – Friday, 8AM – 4:30PM
2017 Age Well Conference
Location: Plaza Convention Center
Address: 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont, CO 80501
The Age Well Conference is an annual event for professionals from Colorado’s front range and beyond to meet, learn and discuss ongoing and emerging issues and trends in aging. This year will include three session tracks: Health & Wellness, Tech & Innovation, and Aging in Community, featuring 10 sessions by over a dozen esteemed local and national presenters. New this year, the “experience hall” will feature exhibitors interspersed with interactive and engaging activities for the audience. Join us and our growing community of professionals, businesses and organizations that serve, study, or care for older adults. Register or become a Sponsor today!
Register Today – CLICK HERE

November 4, 2017 – Saturday
Bessie’s Hope Bowl-a-Rama Benefit
Event is being held at 3 Different Locations in the greater Denver Area
Plan to attend Bessie’s Hope Bowl-a-Rama Benefit for at-risk youth and nursing home residents. The event is on Sat, Nov 4th and there are 3 locations to choose from. Check-in and pizza is from 12:30 to 1:10 and bowling and awards is from 1:30 to 3:30. There is a minimum of $40 to participate which includes pizza, 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and goodie bag. All bowlers, except sponsored teams are required to bring donation bingo form to check-in or create an online fundraising page. Go to the Bessie’s Hope website to register your team and choose a bowling location and get your Bowling Bingo form.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Website: BessiesHope.org

November 8, 2017 – Wednesday, 8:00AM – Noon
DementiaSpeak™ Community Workshops
Location: Summit County Senior Center
Address: 83 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, CO 80443

This workshop on Wed, Nov 8th from 8AM to Noon offers an introduction to Dementia and examines what the person with dementia is experiencing. We look at the top-6 types of Dementia and the resulting symptoms that can affect communication and behaviors. We will examine how to continue to connect and maintain meaningful relationships with those who live with dementia. With the generous support of our event sponsors, the cost of the 4-hour community DementiaSpeak Workshop (normally $50) is FREE. Seating is limited to the first 50 people. For more information call 720-690-1423
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Website: DementiaSpeak.org

November 15, 2017 – Wednesday
Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training at the State Capitol
Location: The Colorado State Capitol
Address: 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Our Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbyist Training is “non-partisan citizen lobbyist training” for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss policy. The event is at the State Capitol (enter on the south side) from 10AM to Noon with networking starting in the morning at 9AM. For networking at 9:00AM, meet in the cafeteria in the basement of The Capitol. You can purchase refreshments and network. Before our Citizen Lobbyist Training starts at 10:00AM, you can explore the Capitol. The training will take place on the 3rd floor in Senate Committee Room 352 – 3rd Floor. Bring a notebook to take notes at the training and a capped water bottle. Water can also be purchased in the cafeteria. We will have handouts for the Citizen Lobbyist Training session.
Register Online – CLICK HERE
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE


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