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Colorado Senior Lobby News & Event Highlights


2019 Legislative Committee Meeting SUMMER and FALL Schedule
August 19, September 9th and then every other Monday through December 16th

August 2019 CSL Legislative Meetings

August 19, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM **
Legislative Actions Planning & Input Meeting for 2020

Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
There is street parking at this location

At our Monday, August 19th Legislative Committee Meeting, we’ll be checking in on progress from our volunteers in regard to legislative topic research. We will expect to learn who is heading up the teams (if possible), filling in a few blanks, and seeking clarity on the “new ideas” in terms of definition.

Here is a link to the official topic research list which includes the bill topics, action needed and those that are volunteering to do the research – CLICK HERE

The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings are generally held every Monday while the legislature is in session. During the summer and fall the Legislative Committee Meetings generally meet twice a month. Please let us know if you plan to attend in person as space is limited – call 303-832-4535. Use the NEW Zoom call in number 1-720-707-2699 – Our meeting ID is 881 481 5119. Use *6 to mute and unmute your phone. See instructions below on using Zoom video conferencing using your computer.

2019 Legislative Committee Meeting SUMMER and FALL Schedule*:
August 19, September 9th and then every other Monday through December 16th. Each meeting will begin at 9:30AM and is scheduled for two hours and will be held at 455 Sherman. For those who can attend in person then join us with Zoom tele-video conferencing. Thank you for your participation.

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

Here are some tips for calling in:

  • When you first call in please announce yourself with your name and identify yourself with a designation such as retiree, representing an organization or other affiliation.
  • When you first call in, you may hear a lot of talking, at some point the Chair of the meeting will ask if anyone is calling in – speak up and identify yourself.
  • When you first call in, you may be put on hold which means the call in phone system is not activated yet. If this happens please wait for the official meeting time, and if nothing happens, then call 303-832-4535.
  • The * 6 (Star 6) buttons on your phone will allow you to mute and unmute your phone, your voice and the background noises in your room. If you are not talking, please mute your phone. It is amazing how much background noise is picked up from those calling in, from coughing to typing to barking dogs. These unnecessary sounds are then projected into the committee meeting room disrupting the conversation – so please generously use * 6.

Events Around Colorado

August 2019

August 1, 2019
Colorado Day at the History Colorado Center
Location: History Colorado Center
Address: 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203
The Centennial State celebrates its 143rd birthday on Thursday, August 1st. Enjoy attractions at the History Colorado Center to celebrate! You will find alpacas to art cars to Smokey Bear, balloons, birthday cake, a bounce house, chalk art, folklorico dancers, face painting, live music, and photos with Denver mascots are just the tip of the snow cone at this carnivalesque gathering fit for an entire state. It’s all free!
Learn More – CLICK HERE

Not in Denver on August 1st?
All of History Colorado’s museums throughout the state offer free museum admission on Colorado Day – LEARN MORE

August 9 – 11, 2019
2019 Jeffco Fair and Festival
Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Address: 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401
Lasting for 3 days, this is Jeffcos biggest celebration of the summer happening August 9 – 11, 2019 at JeffcoFairgrounds. Mark your calendars now to join the celebration this summer at the 4th annual Jeffco Fair & Festival.
Website: celebratejeffco.com

 August 12, 2019 – Monday
Death and Taxes: Understanding at Least One of Them.
How Colorado’s Unique Tax Structure Matters to YOU and YOUR Family.
Location: PPA Event Center
Address: 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211
You will:
See, hear, and interact with a select group of lawmakers, policy experts and fellow citizens as we, together, unravel the mysteries of how these laws and constitutional amendments: GALLAGHER (1982), TABOR (1992), SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION (2000), AMENDMENT 23 (2000) REFERENDUM C (2005), and Proposition CC (2019) together, impact your lives, your schools, your roads, fire departments, and law enforcement in significant and meaningful ways. And what every voter needs to understand about Proposition CC, coming on the fall ballot. Free Parking!
Buy your ticket – CLICK HERE
Learn More – CLICK HERE

August 15 – 18, 2019
Palisade Peach Festival
Location: Palisade, CO 81526
From chef demos, a wide variety of vendors, kid activities, music, and fresh Palisade produce and peaches – this is an event not to miss. Tickets can be purchased at the gate to the Festival. Do not forget about The Palisade Sunday Farmers Market on Sunday, August 18th, 9:30AM – 1:30PM in
downtown Palisade.
Website: palisadepeachfest.com

August 15 – 18, 2019
Wellness Your Way Festival
Location: Colorado Convention Center
This multiday event will host an array of healthy cooking demos be celebrity chefs, fitness sessions with well-klnown traininers, inspirational panel discussions by Kroger leaders, celebrities and influencers.
Website: wellnessyourwayfestival.com/denver/

August 22, 2019 – Thursday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums
Location: Eagle Street Facility, Community Room
Address: 7272 S. Eagle Street, Centennial, CO 80112
Help DOH spend $1 Billion in Housing Funds! Housing Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to host five Colorado statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums. Participants will hear from each agency on policies, programs and recent housing-related legislation. Through facilitated discussions, participants will provide perspective and opinions on how existing programs are working, where additional funding could be most useful and effective, and the resource, research and technical assistance needs of their communities.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register – CLICK HERE

August 23 – September 2, 2019
Colorado State Fair & Rodeo
Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds
Address: 1001 Beulah Ave, Pueblo, Colorado 81004
The Colorado State Fair has it all from rodeos to demolition derby to monster trucks, carnival rides, concerts and all the usual farm and ranch exhibitors. Plan to attend this year.
Website: coloradostatefair.com

August 26, 2019 – Monday, 1:00PM – 2:30PM 
Arapahoe County Council on Aging
Location: Caley Ridge Assisted Living
Address: 9350 E Caley Ave, Englewood, CO
Industry minded professionals meet monthly to discuss senior issues in Arapahoe county including housing, transportation, meals, and hear presentations about issues important to seniors. This monthly meeting is usually held on the 4th Monday of every month with holiday exceptions. There are no dues required and this is a great opportunity for industry minded professionals to gather to discuss the needs of seniors in our county and the services available to them. Please bring your brochures, flyers and announcements.
Website: www.caleyridgealf.com

 

August 29, 2019 – Thursday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums
Location: Harmony Library
Address: 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Help DOH spend $1 Billion in Housing Funds! Housing Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to host five Colorado statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums. Participants will hear from each agency on policies, programs and recent housing-related legislation. Through facilitated discussions, participants will provide perspective and opinions on how existing programs are working, where additional funding could be most useful and effective, and the resource, research and technical assistance needs of their communities.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register – CLICK HERE


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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