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Colorado Senior Lobby News & Event Highlights


2019 Legislative Committee Meeting FALL Schedule:
Sept 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16

This Month’s LCM Meetings

September 23, 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

Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy was told not to look behind the curtain? Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy was told not to look behind the curtain? 

Wouldn’t you like to get a good look at the various parts played by the dedicated staff people who are working behind that curtain at the General Assembly? It’s safe to say that NOTHING would get done at the Capitol without these people and their work; learn how they support the legislators in their work. 

Join us at our Legislative Committee meeting on September 23 at 455 Sherman (please RSVP if coming in person) or by Zoom (info available on the CSL website) to open that curtain and learn the parts these folks play in the legislative process. 

  • Christy Chase, representing Legislative Legal Services, will tell us what her group does in drafting all the legislation that your legislators debate each year and why it’s so important.
  • Eric Kurtz, representing Joint Budget Committee Staff, will tell us about the analyses and consulting and the many iterations of work that are critical to preparing the annual budget bill voted on the legislature each year.
  • Luisa Altmann, representing Legislative Council Staff, will tell us about the research they do for nearly every bill proposed including the fiscal analysis, their role in legislative committee staffing, their economists, IT support, Capitol tours, initiative process, the Blue Book (that comes with your ballot every other year), and constituent services (public testimony availability, live broadcasts, publications online). 

This will be a most interesting session. Please join us—in person or by phone.

If you are calling in, you will want to use Zoom through your computer so you can see the documents shared by our presenters. See details on Zoom below.

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
    Enter the meeting ID: 881 481 5119
  • 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

Location September 2019

September 2019
Find a Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Colorado
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal.
Website: https://act.alz.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=walk_homepage

September 3, 2019 – Tuesday
UCCS Professional Advancement Certificate in Gerontology
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Professional Advancement Certificate in Gerontology (PACG) class is right around the corner. Fall semester starts on September 3rd. Joe Urban will be facilitating the class this year, which runs from September through April of next year. It covers two semesters and students can begin with the Spring term if fall does not work. The class also has the capability for on-line attendance for those who are out of the Colorado Springs area.
Learn more about the Program – CLICK HERE

September 5, 2019 – Thursday
Prescription Drugs: Lunch & Learn
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 900 S. Broadway 2nd Floor, Denver, CO 80209

We invite you to join us for lunch and discussion from Noon to 2PM about why our prescription drug prices are so high and what we can do about it! Learn from national experts about the prescription drug supply chain, what is causing price increases (and what’s not), how other states are addressing this issue, and how Colorado can learn from them and be a national leader! Featured speaker is Jane Horvath.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Website: https://www.cohealthinitiative.org/rx-lunch-learn

September 11, 2019 – Wednesday
Colorado Remembers 9/11
Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Address: 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204
Hosted by Governor Jared Polis and Mayor Michael B. Hancock. Featured speakers include Gen. Stanley McChrystal, The Hon. Ed Royce, Amb. Christopher Hill and Tom Sanderson. Tickets are available online.
Website: http://coremembers911.org/

September 12, 2019 – Thursday
Seniors Resource Center 2019 Annual Fundraiser Luncheon
Location: Denver Marriott West
Address: 1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd, Golden, CO 80401
We would love for you to join us at our 2019 Annual Fundraiser. Seniors Resource Center (SRC) helps seniors live rich and rewarding lives, through a variety of programs, including transportation, in-home services, adult day programs, chores and much more. We advocate for those that need it most. But we couldn’t do it without you. Luncheon tickets are $50.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

September 14, 2019 – Saturday
2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Denver, CO
Location: Denver City Park
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event, held in Denver City Park calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. In Denver registration opens at 7:00am and the Ceremony is at 9:00am. The walk is immediately following ceremony.
Website: https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=12107&pg=entry

September 16 – 20, 2019
Denver Startup Week
Denver, Colorado
Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver as the largest free event of its kind in the world built by the community, for the community. In 2018, the seventh annual event brought nearly 17,000 people together at 417 programs and events to celebrate Denver’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and showcase and build the city’s culture of innovation. Don’t miss Denver Startup Week 2019!
Learn More & Register – CLICK HERE

September 19 – 22, 2019
Colorado Mountain Winefest
Location: Palisade, Colorado
Take in all that Colorado Winefest has to offer from food and wine pairings, chocolate and wine tastings, and educational seminars. Seminar topics include “Stretch and Sip” and “Intro to Grape Growing Seminar.” There is also a “Town & COuntry Bus Tour.” This event sells out early..
Website: https://coloradowinefest.com/

September 20 – 22, 2019
Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival
Location: Union Avenue Historic District Pueblo, CO
The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, held each year the third weekend after Labor Day, is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival is hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.
Website: http://festival.pueblochamber.org/

September 23, 2019 – Monday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Senior Planet Center Opens
Location: Senior Planet Center
Address: 7585 E. Academy Blvd, Denver, CO
Senior Planet, the flagship program of the non-profit, Older Adults Technology Services harnessing technology to transform the way we age. The new Senior Planet Center funded by the Next50 Initiative will open its doors for registration on Monday, September 23 at 10 am and will be open for 2-weeks to join, register, tour the center, and enjoy the space. Courses begin Oct 7 twice a week for 5 or 10-weeks.
Website: https://seniorplanet.org/colorado/

September 23, 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

September 25, 2019 – Wednesday, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Technology Amplified with Boomers Leading Change and Senior Planet
Location: Senior Planet
Address: 7581 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230
Join us in September for “Technology Amplified” from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. This event is for older adults who want to enhance their advanced skill sets using all manner of social media devices and applications; for those who may be wary of modern tech but are required to use portable devices; and the uninitiated novice who may be concerned by the universal usage and unhealthy addiction by so many adults and children. There will be a tour of the Senior Planet Colorado Exploration Center where people 60+ can learn, work, and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world.
Website: https://boomersleadingchange.org

September 25 – 28, 2019
Biennial of the Americas Festival 2019
Location: Denver, CO
The Biennial of the Americas is a force for collaboration across the western hemisphere from ideas, the arts and culture. Since 2010, the Biennial has created a vast network of solution-makers, forming lasting partnerships that reach across different sectors, countries, generations, and cultures to help drive change.
Website: https://www.biennialoftheamericas.org/

September 26, 2019 – Thursday – Sign-in 8:30 am – Training 9:00 am – 11:00 am
TWO Trainings: “Dementia 101 and Medicare 101”
Location: Aurora City Hall, City Council Chambers
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO
(No refreshments are allowed in City Council Chambers)
9-10 am – “Dementia 101: Reducing your Risk”

Presented by: JJ Jordan, Dementia Friendly Denver, CEO Jordan Consulting Group
Overview: Dementia Friendly Denver is an affiliate of Dementia Friendly America, a not for profit, volunteer based initiative announced at the White House Conference on Aging in 2015, whose mission is to make communities across the nation more dementia friendly, reduce dementia stigma, and improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their family care partners.
10am-11am “Medicare 101: The Basics”
Presented by: Kathy Madden, Colorado Dept of Regulatory Agencies, Insurance Division
Overview: Kathy Madden works for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Insurance and has been the SHIP/SMP Partners Services and Training Manager for the past 6 years. She has sent most of her career training all over the country on a variety of topics in the human services realm.
She has experience and knowledge about Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare-related topics. Kathy is passionate about advocating for seniors and understands that consumer education is key to beneficiaries making informed Medicare decisions, and preventing fraud and abuse within the Medicare program. She is excited and honored to help consumers, stakeholders and partners navigate the complex Medicare system.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

September 27, 2019 – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
UCHealth Colorado Health Literacy Conference
Location: Renaissance Hotel Stapleton
Address: 3801 Quebec St., Denver, CO. 80207
This conference focuses on how health literacy can improve health communication and patient/client outcomes. This program will be of interest to clinicians, public health workers, health educators, patient navigators, students, hospital representatives, health insurance enrollers, medical librarians, and anyone interested in health literacy. Hear presentations from Geri-Ann Galanti, Ph.D., Medical Anthropologist and leading expert in the field of cultural diversity, and Audrey Riffenburgh, Ph.D., President, Health Literacy Connections and champion for implementing health literacy initiatives in health care organizations. There will also be breakout sessions about tools for health literacy implementation and cultural aspects of health literacy.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for Event – CLICK HERE

September 28, 2019 – Saturday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Research Fair
Address: 12348 E. Montview Blvd, Aurora, CO, 80045
2nd Annual Research Fair where you can learn about medical research studies that you can participate in and learn more about how you can help improve your health and the health of our communities!
Website: https://www.9healthfair.org/health-fairs/fall/400/index

September 28, 2019 – Saturday
Cultivate Car & Bike Show with Pancake Breakfast
Location: Cultivate Office Parking Lot
Address: 6325 Gunpark Dr, Boulder, CO 80301
On September 28th from 9am to 1pm we hope you’ll join us for the first ever Cultivate Car & Bike Show and Pancake Breakfast! We’ll have cool cars of all years, makes and models to admire along with hot tasty pancakes to enjoy. We have an exciting event coming up in late September! Events are a fun way to gather our community of volunteers, clients and supporters together and to share the Cultivate love with people outside of our community.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

September 28, 2019
Boulder County Senior Law Day
Location: Boulder JCC (Boulder Jewish Community Center)
Address: 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Boulder County’s 10th annual Senior Law Day will take place on Sept. 28 from 9AM – 1PM at the Boulder Jewish Community Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. for attendees to browse exhibits from community resource and service providers, sign up for ask-a-lawyer, and grab some coffee and a refreshment. “Ask a lawyer” is a one-on-one session with attorneys for individual consultation, scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
Website: http://www.bouldercountyseniorlawday.org/

September 28 – 29, 2019
Harvest – A Taste of Royal Gorge Wine County
Location: The Winery At Holy Cross Abbey
Address: 3011 US-50, Cañon City, CO 81212
Wine, artisans, food and entertainment come together the last weekend of September at the annual Harvest Festival on the grounds at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. This is a wonderful way to spend a beautiful fall day. Discover our award-winning wines including the limited release of Harvest Fest’s Riesling.
Website: https://abbeywinery.com/harvest-fest/

October 2019

October 16, 2019 – Wednesday
Lunch and Learn – Working Together to offer More Than Waiting Lists
Location: Daniels Fund
Address: 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206
Learn from organizations providing services to support seniors needing housing. Working together we can help more people access community resources and safe stable housing. This event is sponsored by Sunshine Home Share Colorado working through a grant by the Denver Office of Economic Developement. A free lunch is provided. RSVP to Devera@SunshineHomeShare.org or call 720-688-6750
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Website: https://www.sunshinehomeshare.org/

October 17, 2019 – Thursday
6th Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast
Location: History Colorado Center 
Address: 1200 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
This event offers the interested public, opinion-leaders, and Colorado’s health care, public policy, philanthropic, governmental, and nonprofit sectors an opportunity to hear from a provocative and influential speaker, exchange ideas, and network with friends and colleagues. Sponsorships available. Ticket sales available online.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

October 24, 2019 – Thursday,  4:00PM to 6:00PM
Senior Planet Center Grand Opening Celebration
Location: Senior Planet
Address: 7585 East Academy Boulevard, Denver, CO 80230
Save the Date – Please join us for the Senior Planet Center Grand Opening Celebration on Oct 24th. More information & directions to follow.
Website: www.seniorplanet.org/colorado


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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