July 2017

Colorado Senior Lobby News Highlights

June-July 2017
Colorado Senior Lobby eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

Check out some of the great photos in this month’s Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter!

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. …”

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July 10 & 24, 2017 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Check this web page in case the 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
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.

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

Summer-Fall 2017 Preliminary CSL Legislative Committee Meeting Dates*
July’s Meetings: July 10 & 24
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).

Events around Colorado

June 1, 2017 – Thursday – 8:45 Networking 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meeting
Seniors Council of Douglas County
Meeting at locations around Douglas County – See flyer for details
Location: Lone Tree Arts Center
Address: 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Presentation: Catholic Charities; A Local Resource for Everyone
Guest Speaker: Paul Narduzzo, Regional Director; Catholic Charities

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

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 3, 2017 – Saturday, 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Civics at Your Library: Civic Engagement
Location: Harmony Library – Community Room (H)
Address: 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins, CO
You know how it all works, you’ve cast your vote, now what can you do besides wait for the next election? Come learn what adults and teens can do today to influence government and policies on a local, state and national level. The League of Women Voters will lead this presentation on civic activism, including how to participate in lobby days, approach your representatives in a way that gets their attention, and raise awareness of issues that are important to you. We’ll round it off with a non-partisan postcard party. You’ll choose an issue that’s important to you, and we’ll provide blank postcards and contact info for your local and state representatives (postage not provided). This is the third in a three-part series on civic engagement.
Website: poudrelibraries.org

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 9, 2017 – Friday
Annual Community Forum and Open House
Location: Lowry Conference Center
Address: 1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230
Stop by from 9AM to 11AM and have your questions answered about Colorado Crisis Partners. ENjoy our showcase of current mental health services offered throughout the Denver and Boulder metro area.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

June 10, 2017 – Saturday
Jefferson County Service Saturday
Location: Mile Hi Church
Address: 9077 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226
Are you interested in volunteering? A Little Help will be assisting older adults with a “little” yard work and spring cleaning on Saturday, June 10th for Service Saturday in Jefferson County. Volunteers will meet at Mile Hi Church at 8am and will be done by noon. Come bring the family, a group of friends or colleagues for a fun morning serving others on Saturday, June 10th. Register online or call 720-242-9032.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Online – CLICK HERE
Website: ALittleHelp.org

June 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2017
The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Summit
Location: Little America Conference Center, Cheyenne, WY
Address: 2800 W Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009
The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Summit is scheduled for June 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2017, at the Little America Conference Center in Cheyenne, WY. The theme of the summit is “Making a Difference Now: The Best Care Possible for Individuals with Dementia.” June 13th is the Pre-Conference Workshop featuring Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA; one of America’s leading educators on dementia. The goal of the Summit is to provide healthcare professionals, direct care workers, older adults, and caregivers of individuals with dementia with up-to-date education about improving the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease and those who provide care for these individuals. For more information call 307-766-2829
Learn More – CLICK HERE

June 23, 2017 – Friday
Giving Hope Gala to benefit Seniors Resource Center
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
Celebrate and support the impact of Seniors’ Resource Center at the Giving Hope Gala. Join us to honor retiring President and CEO John Zabawa. Reggie Rivers will emcee and the Hazel Band will perform. Ticket information is on the website.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

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

August 18, 2017 – Friday
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 12:45. 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.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

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