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Colorado Senior Lobby News & Event Highlights


July 2019 CSL Legislative Meetings

July 15, 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
RSVP Online so we can plan refreshments – CLICK HERE

On Monday, June 17th Colorado Senior Lobby had their “2019 Interim Period Activity Planning–Preparing for 2020” meeting. We are glad to report that 31 people attended and many of the attendees stepped up and volunteered to research issues and bills for 2020. If you missed this meeting but are interested in volunteering in the research please send us an email. At our Monday, July 15th Legislative Committee Meeting, we’ll be checking in on progress from our volunteers. 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 CSL Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule**:
May 3, 2019 – Adjournment sine die
May 13
June 17
July 15
Beyond July 15 – schedule will set by the end of June.  

** 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


June 2019

June 27, 2019 – Thursday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums
Location: Mesa County Workforce Center
Address: 12 29 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81504
2019 was a historic year for affordable housing in Colorado! 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


July 2019

July 11, 2019 – Thursday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums
Location: Pueblo City-County Library, Rawlings Branch
Address: 100 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004
2019 was a historic year for affordable housing in Colorado! 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

July 11, 2019 – Thursday 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Aging2.0 Presentation – The Future of Aging
Location: Mile High Spirits
Address: 2201 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80205
What impact might the expansion of health span—the amount of time that one is healthy in life—have on society? The future of aging could look radically different than the experiences people have today. How can companies shift their focus to health and well-being while also capitalizing on changing attitudes around aging? Join Aging2.0 and Claire Cruse, Deloitte Services LP, to hear about the vision of the lives of three consumers in 2040 portraying the future, where old age would not be defined by disease and functional limitations, but rather by extended vitality. Social hour is 5PM to 6PM. Presentation and Q&A from 6PM to 7PM and 7PM to 8PM is continued social hour. Please register for this free event. 
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
RSVP for this event – CLICK HERE

July 22, 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

July 27, 2019 – Saturday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Denver Senior Law Day
Location: PPA Event Center
Address: 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211
Information to help older adults, their family members and caregivers make informed, positive decisions about legal, financial, and lifestyle issues. Come and enjoy workshop presentations and a free one-on-one attorney consultation. Attendees receive a free copy of the 2019 edition of the 500 plus page Colorado Senior Law Handbook. Free parking is available directly across the street from the event. Light refreshments will be served throughout the morning. Suggested $10 Donation. Registration: 8:00AM. Event: 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Interested in being a sponsor or volunteer? Please contact Sandra Sigler at 303-996-8660.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register online today – https://seniorlawdaycolorado.com/denver

July 29, 2019 – Thursday, 9:00AM – 3:00PM
2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums
Location: Durango Public Library
Address: 1900 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
2019 was a historic year for affordable housing in Colorado! 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 2019

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 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 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