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Colorado Senior Lobby News & Event Highlights


July CSL Legislative Meetings

July 9 & 23, 2018 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM **
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings are generally held every Monday while the legislature is in session. During the summer, the Legislative Committee Meetings generally meet twice a month. Note that meetings can be cancelled due to holidays, bad weather and conflicts with other major events. Please review the information below so you have a better idea about what the Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings are all about and know who to contact to confirm that a meeting is being held. Call in number is 888-537-7715 – code 47220300#. Use *6 to mute and unmute your phone.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

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

Summer Legislative Committee Meetings:
During the summer, the Legislative Committee Meetings generally meet twice a month. At the summer meetings, the group reviews topics affecting older adults in Colorado and invites senior experts to make presentations to the group. The 2018 summer schedule is shown below. Dates can change. If you are a first time attendee call to confirm the meeting date and time.

July 9 & 23, 2018
August 6 & 20, 2018
September 10 & 24, 2018
October 8 & 22, 2018
November 5 & 19, 2018
December 3 & 17, 2018

Events Around Colorado


July Events

July 6 -15, 2018
Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Location: Crested Butte, CO 81224
Enjoy hikes, walks, art workshops, photography classes, culinary, garden tours, birding and butterflies and more.
Website: crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.com

July 13 – 15, 2018
Denver County Fair
Location: National Western Complex
Address: 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216
The Denver County Fair offers affordable family fun while showcasing Denver’s unique character and culture. Bring the family and enjoy the largest DCF carnival yet, with more than 20 amusement rides. The indoor/outdoor fair will include stages with a variety of programming, local bands and talents, live contests that test your know-how and hot dog, pie and bug-eating and much more.
Website: denvercountyfair.org

July 23, 2018 – Monday, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Arapahoe County Council on Aging Monthly Meeting
Location: Caley Ridge Assisted Living
Address: 9350 E. Caley Avenue, Englewood, CO 80111
Arapahoe County Council on Aging (ACCOA) is the official spokesman for the aging population in Arapahoe County. Everyone is welcome to attend the ACCOA meetings. They are open to the public, professionals, retirees, all ages. Light refreshments are served. People attending ACCOA meetings at the Caley Assisted Living facility are not to park in the Vet’s paved parking lot and are to use either the Caley Ridge parking lot, the graveled/rocked vet parking lot, or the parking lot next door at Boston Commons as long as it is NOT the covered parking.
Website: ACCOA.info

July 28, 2018 – Saturday, 7:30AM – Noon
Senior Law Day – Denver
Location: PPA Event Center
Address: 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO 80211
Registration begins at 7:30AM and you must register in advance for this event. Our opening session speaker is Eric Chess, M.D., J.D., Director of the Financial Security and Cognitive Decline Initiative at the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, University of Denver. Event will feature workshops on Medicare, Medicaid benefits, Social Security, estate planning, advance directives, guardianship, end of life options and more. This educational seminar provides information specifically for older adults and adult caregivers. Everyone is invited to attend. Each attendee receives a free copy of the 2018 Colorado Senior Law Handbook.
Register for the Event – CLICK HERE


August Events

August 4, 2018 – Saturday
Senior Law Day – Fort Collins
Location: Colorado State University, Lory Student Center
Address: 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Senior Law Day Events are held annually around Colorado and offer information for caregivers and aging adults. Information about the following areas is available at the event: Probate, Elder Law, Healthcare and Long Term Care. This educational seminar provides information specifically for older adults and adult caregivers. Everyone is invited to attend. Each attendee receives a copy of the 2018 Colorado Senior Law Handbook.
Website: cobar.org/seniorlawday

August 10 – 12, 2018
Jeffco Fair & Festival
Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Address: 15200 West 6th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Lasting for 3 days, this is Jeffco’s biggest celebration of the summer. Mark your calendars now to join the celebration this summer at the third annual Jeffco Fair & Festival.
Website: celebratejeffco.com

SAVE THE DATE!
August 14, 2018 – Tuesday, 8:45AM – 1:00PM – Registration 8AM – 8:45AM
Colorado Forum on the Senior Property Tax Exemption
Location: PPA Events Center
Address: 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211
Senior Property Tax Homestead Exemption is at risk for Colorado Seniors. We invite you to learn more about the Senior Property Tax Exemption, it’s history, and uncertain future in Colorado. Attend in person or watch the event streamed. The event is co-hosted by Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL), Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) and the Colorado Gerontological Association (CGS). The presentation includes a forum and breakout session. Registration and beverages with continental breakfast starts at 8AM. The program and streaming starts at 8:45AM. The Colorado Senior Lobby annual meeting is from 12:30 to 1:00PM. For more information on the forum and to register for attending in person or the streaming event, go to https://tinyurl.com/senior-property-tax-8-14-18 or call the CGS at 1-855-880-4777. Admission and streaming is free. Space is limited so RSVP today!
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for the Event – CLICK HERE
Sponsorship Opportunities – CLICK HERE

This event will be streaming on Facebook on August 14, 2018 on Colorado Senior Lobby’s Facebook page. Link to Colorado Senior Lobby’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/coloradoseniorlobby/

August 27, 2018 – Monday, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Arapahoe County Council on Aging Monthly Meeting
Location: Caley Ridge Assisted Living
Address: 9350 E. Caley Avenue, Englewood, CO 80111
Arapahoe County Council on Aging (ACCOA) is the official spokesman for the aging population in Arapahoe County. Everyone is welcome to attend the ACCOA meetings. They are open to the public, professionals, retirees, all ages. Light refreshments are served. People attending ACCOA meetings at the Caley Assisted Living facility are not to park in the Vet’s paved parking lot and are to use either the Caley Ridge parking lot, the graveled/rocked vet parking lot, or the parking lot next door at Boston Commons as long as it is NOT the covered parking.
Website: ACCOA.info


2019 Events – Save the Date!

March 13, 2019
Senior Day at the Capitol!


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Thank you for attending Senior Day at the Capitol 2018

Governor John Hickenlooper addressing the crowd at Senior Day at the Capitol 2018

You did it!

You filled the Capitol with Your Presence, Your Voice and we hope you enjoyed your day!

We live streamed the morning session through our YouTube Channel and recorded the event. MetMedia is working on finalized versions which we will post on our YouTube Channel. For right now we have the unedited version of the morning session – all 3 hours of it! The morning session was hosted in the Old Supreme Court Chambers of the Denver Capitol.

“You have one of the most tremendous resources before you today which is an organization tuned into your issues that will actually take the time to train you how to be a citizen lobbyist. I really encourage you to take advantage of it …”

Rachel Zenzinger, Senate District 19

Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social 2017