“I just wanted to reach out … and share what a honor it was to be a part of such an amazing event at the Capitol … Please know that it was also a once in a lifetime experience for us at Juniper Village, to be a part of this elite day …” – Juniper Village at Aurora

Senior Day at The Capitol 2017 was a great success! Colorado Senior Lobby filled the Capitol with people of all ages celebrating “seniors.” Governor Hickenlooper and Lt Governor Donna Lynne attended and spoke in the morning. We had a terrific turn out of legislators dropping in to speak at both our morning and afternoon sessions as well. You can visit our YouTube Channel and watch the event if you missed it. Right now, we have the raw footage live but in the next few weeks we will have an edited version – CLICK HERE

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Over the next few weeks more videos from Senior Day at The Capitol will be added.

The morning session started with the Pledge of Allegiance read by Sylvia Boyd, Ms. Colorado Senior, 2016. The morning session also featured the Colorado Senior Lobby Senior Community Recognition Awards. These special awards are given to members of the community making a difference in seniors’ lives. This year’s recipients were Mary Catherine Rabbit, Esq., Retired, Juanita Montoya, and Largressa Munnerlyn.

“My favorite part of the day was interviewing the seniors at the luncheon and hearing their responses to the event. For them, healthcare, housing and transportation aren’t just campaign issues or political talking points, but matters of life and death …” – Deanna H. – Senior Day at The Capitol Reporter and recent graduate Metro State University

The afternoon luncheon held at the Scottish Rites Masonic Center focused on citizen lobbying and how you can make a difference in Colorado politics. Colorado Senior Lobby Board Members Ed Shackelford, Jeanette Hensley and Seth Greiner made presentations to the group.

Colorado Senior Lobby wants to take the time to thank your 40+ event sponsors; who, without their support, this event would not be possible. Here is a link to see our great sponsors – CLICK HERE

And a special thank you to Met Media for their video production services and all of the student volunteers from MSU Denver. This was a special treat to involve young journalists.

We are gathering photos from Senior Day at The Capitol 2017 and we have some posted. To view photos from the day, visit our website photo gallery and Facebook page:

  • Senior Day at The Capitol 2017 Event Photos – CLICK HERE
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Now is a great time join Colorado Senior Lobby …

This is a great time to join Colorado Senior Lobby if you have not already done so. Individual Membership is free for 2017 if you sign up for our eNewsletter. Please share this special offer with friends, family and co-workers. Use the link at the top of the page to sign up for our eNewsletter and you are automatically a member of Colorado Senior Lobby.

 

 

 

 

Karin Hall, is CEO of SeniorsResourceGuide.com and has worked for over 20 years sharing senior resources, senior news and events online. She is a member of Colorado Senior Lobby.
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“Representatives of the Colorado Senior Lobby never fail to demonstrate their knowledge and command of the issues …” – Kris G. – Colorado Center on Law and Policy

“Thanks for coordinating such a great day …” – Laura B. – Benefits in Action

“Glad we were able to be a part of this event!”– Krista – United Healthcare

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