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Colorado Senior Lobby News & Event Highlights


2019 Legislative Committee Meeting FALL Schedule:
Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16

This Month’s LCM Meetings

Nov 18, 2019 – Monday, 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM)

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

Agenda for Monday and REMINDER to all that meeting begins at 9:00AM this one time only and ends at 11:00AM.

9:00AM – 9:30AM – Senator Bob Rankin, JBC Member – Various topics

9:30AM -11:00AM topics include:

  • Discuss what we learned from Senator Rankin’s visit
  • Update on our work with UC Health re Geriatric professionals.
  • SAPGA’s health related recommendations—discuss those in terms of what CSL might want to engage in.
  • Update on LG’s Saving People Money on Health Care
  • Update on meeting with CCOA (this week)
  • Update on membership renewals for 2020.
  • Coming Events – December 12 and 16, January 27, May 14
    Dec 12th – Citizen Lobbyist Training Introduction – CLICK HERE
    Dec 16th – Citizen Lobbyist Training Deeper Dive at Senior Planet & Streamed – CLICK HERE
    Jan 27th – A Capitol Affair – Buy your ticket – CLICK HERE
    May 14th – Save the date for Older Coloradans Day

Thanks, Bob Brocker
President – Colorado Senior Lobby
303 832 4535
303 862 8711

Zoom Details

You can attend in person or call into a meeting using our Zoom account. If you are using Zoom through your computer then you need to download the free Zoom software into your computer. If you are using your computer, please use the Zoom number for the conference call, and not your computer audio. Experience has taught us that many people have communication problems when using the computer audio.

If you are calling in (and not using your computer to view presentations going on in the conference room), then you just need to call in using the Zoom number below. Our Zoom call in number is 1-720-707-2699 – Our meeting ID is 881 481 5119. Use *6 to mute and unmute your phone.

  • Dial in with Zoom using 1-720-707-2699.
  • One tap mobile +17207072699,,8814815119# US
  • Our meeting ID is: 881 481 5119
  • Use *6 to mute and unmute your phone.
  • To view shared documents visit our Zoom meeting page – https://zoom.us/j/8814815119
  • Have questions about Zoom? Send us an email – CLICK HERE

More about the meetings:

  • LCM are held on Mondays from 9:30AM to 11:30AM.
  • During the active Colorado legislative session, the LCM are generally held every Monday while the legislature is in session, with an occasional change or cancellation due to a conflict with a major event.
  • During the summer months LCM are held once or twice a month.
  • During the fall months (Sept – Dec), LCM are generally meet every two weeks.
  • Meetings can be cancelled due to holidays, bad weather and conflicts with other major events.

Events Around Colorado

November 2019

November 2019
Training Requirements for Homecare Workers Public Listening Sessions
Various locations and dates in Colorado
Do you receive help in your home with personal care and homemaking services? Are you a caregiver or home care agency that provides personal care or homemaker services? If so, please join us to share your perspective on training. See the event flyers for details.
View Event In-Person Meeting Flyer – CLICK HERE

November 2019
Calling all Caregivers – In-Person and Call-In Job-Related Training
Various locations and dates in Colorado
Are you a caregiver or home care agency that provides personal care or homemaker services? If so, please join us to share your perspective on training. There are phone-in and in-person meetings. See the event flyers for details. There is also an online employment survey available for comments through the end of November 2019.
Access Online Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COhcasurvey
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

November 18, 2019 – Monday, 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM)
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
Agenda for Monday and REMINDER to all that meeting begins at 9:00AM this one time only and ends at 11:00AM.
9:00AM – 9:30AM Senator Bob Rankin, JBC Member – Various topics
9:30AM – 11:00AM topics below:

  • Discuss what we learned from Senator Rankin’s visit
  • Update on our work with UC Health re Geriatric professionals.
  • SAPGA’s health related recommendations—discuss those in terms of what CSL might want to engage in.
  • Update on LG’s Saving People Money on Health Care
  • Update on meeting with CCOA (this week)
  • Update on membership renewals for 2020.
  • Coming Events – December 12 and 16, January 27, May 14

November 19, 2019 – Tuesday
Work for Yourself at 50 Plus Workshops
Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St, Denver, CO
Entrepreneurship can let you find and pursue the work you find fulfilling. This 2-hour workshop will help you decide if the self-employment journey is right for you.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Website: https://thecommons.co/events/work-for-yourself-50-workshop/

November 26, 2019 – Tuesday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Celebration of the Stories of Denver’s Immigrant Community
Location: Porter Adventist Hospital
Address: 2525 South Downing Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
This Volunteer Recognition Community Event is open to everyone: immigrants, Senior Corps Volunteers, family, and friends. The event is sponsored by Spark the Change Colorado, the City of Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the event is hosted by Porter Adventist Hospital. Food, refreshments, and companionship will be provided. Parking is free, handicap parking and valet services are available. We look forward to sharing the stories of Denver’s immigrant community and recognizing the work of National Service volunteers. Please RSVP to Laura Kinder – lkinder@sparkthechangecolorado.org or call 303-282-1236.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

November 30, 2019 – Saturday
Small Business Saturday
In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launches Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.
Website: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

 

December 2019

December 2, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM)
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
There is street parking at this location
More meeting details to come.

December 10, 2019 – Tuesday
Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Donations are accepted through the ColoradoGives.org website.
Website: https://www.coloradogives.org/

December 12, 2019 – Thursday, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
An Introduction to Colorado Senior Lobby and Citizen Advocacy at Garden Plaza of Aurora with Complimentary Lunch
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora – 303-750-0820
Address: 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Colorado Senior Lobby invites you to attend this free citizen lobbying training event held at Garden Plaza of Aurora on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We will review the basics of how you, as a citizen can make a difference in connecting with your Colorado Legislators. Also learn more about upcoming legislation impacting older adults. Event from 11:00AM to 1:00PM includes a complimentary lunch – lunch will be served at 11:30AM. Please RSVP through Eventbrite as seating is limited. Colorado Senior Lobby thanks our event host in advance for providing the event space and complimentary lunch! Garden Plaza of Aurora provides a community for seniors looking to thoroughly enjoy their retirement in a resort-style setting. They offer both assisted and independent living options for older adults. Tours of the property will be available after the event.
Website: Centurypa.com/senior-living/garden-plaza-aurora/
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for this Event – CLICK HERE

December 16, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
SPECIAL Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM)
Join us for Citizen Lobbyist Training offered by Colorado Senior Lobby – “Take a Deeper Dive in Citizen Lobbyist Training”
Location: Senior Planet Center
Address: 7585 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

Our Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) Citizen Lobbyist Training is “non-partisan citizen lobbyist training” for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss policy. Colorado Senior Lobby was organized in 1980 as a non-partisan organization committed to enhancing the life of seniors through education and analysis of legislation as it impacts seniors, along with encouraging citizen lobbying by Colorado Senior Lobby members and members of the community to testify on bills. This event is being hosted at Senior Planet. Senior Planet offers technology training programs to older adults through an ever-growing network of community partners around Colorado. Covering everything from computer basics to starting an online business, these courses, lectures, and workshops are designed specifically for older adult learners.
Website: https://seniorplanet.org/colorado/
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for this Event – CLICK HERE

January 2020

January 8, 2020
Colorado General Assembly
The First Regular Session of the Seventy-second General Assembly adjourned on May 3, 2019 and the Second Regular Session will convene on January 8, 2020.
Website: https://leg.colorado.gov/

January 27, 2020 – Monday
A Capitol Affair – Spend the day learning about aging issues and citizen advocacy
Location: Colorado State Capitol Hearing Room 0112 – Lower Level

Address: 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
This event will focus on legislative initiatives affecting older adults in the 2020 General Assembly and the importance of citizen involvement with legislative matters. The day starts with continental breakfast with Legislators in the Capitol from 8AM to 9AM. Your $25 registration fee includes breakfast. From 9AM to 11:30AM we will be in the Capitol and the program will feature presentations by legislators, Governor is invited and advocacy specialists. You will learn about 2020 legislative initiatives, opportunities for citizen involvement, tips and tricks for advocating, and facilitated conversations. Seating is limited – purchase your ticket today. Your ticket supports Colorado Senior Lobby outreach! The afternoon session is from 12:15 to 3PM and includes activities with legislators, visiting legislative to hearings, and tours of the Capitol.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for the Event & Buy your Ticket – CLICK HERE

Save the Date!
May 14, 2020 – Older Coloradans Day
Hosted by Colorado Senior Lobby


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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