August 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby News Highlights

August 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

The Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social & Annual Meeting is August 18th – LEARN MORE

From the August Newsletter
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. …”

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The Summer Social & Annual Meeting is on August 18th!

August 18, 2017 – Friday, 8:30 – Noon – Annual Meeting is 12:15 to 1:00PM
Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social & Annual Meeting
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado – Smith Fellowship Hall
Address: 9151 Yarrow St, Westminster, Colorado 80021
Colorado Senior Lobby’s Summer Social is on Friday, August 18th at Covenant Village of Colorado in Westminster. This event is FREE and includes continental breakfast. You do not have to be a senior to attend – all ages are welcome along with organizations and businesses. From 8:30AM to 9:30AM is socializing & refreshments, 9:30AM to Noon we will review our 2017 legislative efforts and share information about the Colorado political landscape. You can help us celebrate our citizen lobbyists and the “Serving our Seniors” Awards. After the program will be our Annual Meeting from 12:15 to 1:00PM. There is plenty of free parking! You don’t have to be a member of Colorado Senior Lobby to attend the social or the annual meeting. Spread the word about our event and invite your friends. It is not required but we would appreciate an RSVP so we can better plan our event. Colorado Legislators are invited to come at 8:30 and address our group at 9:30AM.
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Events around Colorado

August 4, 2017 – Thursday – 8:45 Networking; 9:00 – 11:00AM Meeting
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 (However there is no meeting in July). 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 @
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August 7 & 21, 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
Starting June 5th the Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee will generally be meeting every 2 weeks for the rest of the year. 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#
Summer-Fall 2017 Preliminary CSL Legislative Committee Meeting Dates*
Upcoming Meetings: August 7 & 21, September 11 & 25, 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).

August 14, 2017 – Monday, Noon to 3:00PM
Colorado’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging Meeting
Location: 1290 Broadway, First Floor Independence Pass Conference Room
Colorado’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, August 14, from noon to 3 pm. The meeting takes place at 1290 Broadway, First Floor Independence Pass Conference Room. All Coloradans are welcome to attend, or may participate by conference call, 515-739-1034 and use the access code: 216470#. The agenda includes a presentation from Planning Group member Joshua Laipply of the Colorado Department of Transportation, reports from the group’s subcommittees, and time for public comment.
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August 24, 2017 – Thursday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Statewide “Conversations on Aging” Begin in August
Location: Gunnison Room at the Two Rivers Convention Center
Address: 159 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Colorado’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging will hold its first “Conversations on Aging” in Grand Junction from 1 to 4 pm on Thursday, August 24. The meeting will be in the Gunnison Room at the Two Rivers Convention Center. It’s the first of five statewide meetings that will continue in Frisco, Pueblo, Fort Morgan and Denver. Colorado seniors are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions, suggestions and guidance on issues facing our aging public — as well as individuals, organizations and elected officials who provide services or advocate on behalf of seniors. The Planning Group seeks Ideas and information that it can use to support local initiatives that improves the lives of seniors in the area.
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August 28, 2017 – Monday, 5:00PM – 7:30PM
Aging2.0 Denver Chapter Panel Discussion
Location: The Commons on Champa
Address: 1245 Champa St, Denver, CO  80204

Join Aging2.0’s Denver Chapter for an expert panel discussion on innovations in aging. Aging2.0 focuses on improving access to innovation to improve the lives of older adults by supporting innovators that are taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging, including: transportation, housing and healthcare. Finding innovative ways to address the needs of Colorado’s growing aging population will be paramount to ensuring its older residents enjoy a continued quality of life as they age.
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August 30, 2017 – Wednesday, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Location: Peregrine Landing at Aurora
Address: 7475 South Shawnee St, Aurora, CO 80016
Plan to attend this informative event on understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors. This program includes tips to help caregivers. This is an educational program by the Alzheimer’s Association hosted by Peregrine Landing at Aurora. Please register for this educational program online. To access the 24/7 Alzheimer’s Association Helpline call 1-800-272-3900.
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September 15, 2017 – Friday, 9:00AM – 2:00PM
4th Annual Seniors in September
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens
Address: 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
This is the 4th Annual Seniors in September educational and resource fair. Learn about opportunities and programs for older adults. Find workforce opportunities for 55+ from reinvent yourself, entrepreneurship and other work options along with caregiving resources. Over 60 vendors will be attending. Free admission but registration is required. Call Perla Gheiler at 720-913-8456 to register. View event flyer for details.
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September 23, 2017 – Saturday
Amazing Aging Expo
Location: Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center
Address: 15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239
Come and join us at the 5th annual Amazing Aging Expo on September 23, 2017. We will have over 100 vendor booths focused on aging resources and services including real-estate, healthcare, technology, legal services, financial, life planning services, travel and more. Find seminars, guest speakers, prize giveaways and free food samples. Free admission and free parking! Early bird pre-registration includes breakfast but you must pre-register.

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