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Thank you for attending 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!

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

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.
Learn More – CLICK HERE


May CSL Legislative Meetings

June 4 & 18, 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.

May 14, 2018
June 4 & 18, 2018
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

May 21, 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.

May 25, 2018 – Friday, 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Saluting Pueblo Seniors Event
Location: Pueblo Union Depot
Address: 132 West “B” Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Come join us for Saluting Pueblo Seniors Event hosted by Pueblo Area Agency on Aging. May is Older Americans Month. Find resources and information on services for older adults. RSVP and guest fee $16 is due on or before April 26, 2018. Rsvp to Pueblo Area Agency on Aging by email
or call 719-583-6120.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

June 1, 2018 – Friday
Engaging in Aging – Denver County
University of Denver Campus
2155 E Wesley Ave, Denver, CO
Join other engaged active seniors at this unique event. We invite active adults, adult children and caregivers to a morning filled with interactive breakout sessions benefiting many aspects of the aging brain. Enjoy a light breakfast. The event is from 8:30AM to 12:30PM at the Engineering and Computer Science Building, 5th Floor. For more information contact, contact 720-242-9032. Register today, limited seating is available.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

June 2, 2018 – Saturday, 8:00AM – 1:00PM (Registration begins at 7AM)
8th Annual Jefferson County Senior Law Day
Location: Jefferson County Administration Building
Address: 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401
24 Break-Out Sessions on topics such as: Avoiding Investment Fraud, Estate Planning, Power-of-Attorney, Gun Safety and Regulations, Code Enforcement Laws, Fire & Fall Prevention, Medicare/Medicaid, Probate, Advanced Directives, ID Theft Prevention and more. Registration fee is $10 and provides Continental breakfast, Mid-morning snack, Box lunch, Ask-An-Attorney—15 minute free sit-down with an attorney and a copy of the 2018 Colorado Senior Law Handbook. Registration & Check-in begins at 7:00AM. For more information email or call 303-271-6816.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

June 6, 2018 – Wednesday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Aging 2.0 Local Denver – Changing the Narrative Initiative
Location: Covenant Village of Colorado
Address: 9153 Yarrow Street, Westminster, 80021
Changing the Narrative Initiative is a strategic communications campaign designed to change the negative and inaccurate stereotypes that the public holds about older people. The campaign will train audiences in research-based framing strategies about aging and ageism and will advance effective and productive messages about older people through social media campaigns and through op-ed pieces and stories in print and electronic media. A core strategy of the Initiative is training influential organizations like Aging2.0 Denver Chapter and it’s members in Reframing Aging. This is information that can be used by aging stakeholders, advocates, startups in the aging space and seniors themselves. Facilitated by a Frameworks Institute Certified Master Trainer, the presenter is Janine Vandenburg who describes herself in as a social entrepreneur, community activist, facilitator, designer, boomer leading change, encore career champion, feminist, social change idea generator, and Mom!
Learn More – CLICK HERE

June 14, 2018 – Thursday, 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Colorado Senior Lobby 2018 Legislative Session Scorecard Event
Location: Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging – University of Denver – Engineering Building
Address: 2155 East Wesley Ave – 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80208
Why attend? Learn more about what Colorado Senior Lobby and the CSL Capitol Gang has been doing in 2018 at the Capitol! At this event we will:

  • Review the 2018 legislative session
  • Review successes and failures this session and participate in the discussion regarding those successes and failures
  • Learn about our plans and priorities for 2019

Note that you do not have to be a member to attend our Scorecard event and this is a FREE event! Questions? Call or email us with your questions at 303-832-4535.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Parking is available at Newman Center Parking Garage located on Northwest corner of Wesley and University
Please Register for this Event – CLICK HERE
Our Scorecard materials that we hand out at this event are quite extensive. Please Register for the event so we can have sufficient materials for all attendees. 

2019 Events – Save the Date!

March 13, 2019
Senior Day at the Capitol!

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Rachel Zenzinger, Senate District 19

Colorado Senior Lobby Summer Social 2017