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January 2019 CSL Legislative Meetings

January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM **
Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings
Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room
Address: 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
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. Call in or use your computer to attend a meeting. The NEW Zoom call in number is 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.

Note that meetings can be cancelled due to holidays, bad weather and conflicts with other major events. Please review the information below so you have a better idea about what the Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings are all about and know who to contact to confirm that a meeting is being held.
Learn More – CLICK HERE

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

2019 CSL Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule:
January 7, 14, 21 & 28

February 4, 11, 18 & 25
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
May 3, 2019 – Adjournment sine die

Events Around Colorado

January 2019 Events

January 2019 – Friday
25th Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award – Call for Nominations
Location: Summit Conference & Event Center, Aurora, Colorado
The Colorado Commission on Aging will host the 25th Annual Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award on Friday January 25th, 2019 at the Summit Conference & Event Center in Aurora. In order to ensure that the best possible candidates for the award are considered, the Colorado Commission on Aging is extending invitations to aging organizations, community groups, and individuals who work, volunteer, or are caretakers of Colorado seniors, to submit nominations for individuals who have excelled in one or more of the following areas: Exemplary volunteer or employment based leadership, experiences, and wisdom over time; Participation and contribution to activities that promote well-being and quality of life for seniors and/or; Recognized accomplishments related to the field of aging.
Learn more – CLICK HERE

January 22, 2019 – Tuesday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbying Training
Location: Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center
Address: 11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233
Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center is located off of Colorado Blvd. between E. 112th and E. 108th Ave.
Have you ever thought about how laws are really made, how positions on public policy are refined? Attend Citizen Lobbying Training on Jan 22, 2019. Being a Citizen Lobbyist is really very simple – let us show you how. As an individual citizen, your elected officials depend on you to provide input, to inform and educate them on issues of importance to you. Every legislator wants to do a good job, and to do good. If you ask them, they will all tell you they want your help – and maybe you did not vote for that particular official – it does not matter. We’ll show you how to help them most effectively.
Learn more and Register – CLICK HERE

January 25, 2019 – Friday, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award
Location: Summit Conference & Event Center
Address: 411 Sable Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011
Allen M.A. Buckingham served on the Colorado Commission on Aging from 1986 to 1998. The Commission’s annual Senior Legacy Award was awarded posthumously to Allen in December 1998 and the event was renamed in his honor. Allen served on the national AARP Board of Directors, as regional director of the Region VIII U.S. Administration on Aging, and held other key positions during his career. Allen promoted the needs of older persons, especially that they live in dignity, have freedom and choice, and realize full and active participation in their society. This year’s Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award luncheon will be held on Friday January 25th, 2019 from 11am-1pm at The Summit Conference & Event Center in Aurora. The cost is $15.00 per person. Please RSVP to Tara Franck by phone (303-866-5288) or by email prior to January 17, 2019.
Email Tara Franck – CLICK HERE

January 28, 2019 – Monday, 12:00PM – 1:30PM
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. The January meeting is a free luncheon meeting at Caley Ridge from 12:00PM -1:30PM. Everyone is invited.

2019 Events – Save the Date!

This is the auditorium we will be meeting in at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center – this building is across from the Capitol on Grant Street.

March 13, 2019 – Wednesday, 8:00AM – 12:30PM
Senior Day at the Capitol 2019
Where: Scottish Rite Masonic Center
Address: 1370 Grant Street, Denver, CO
Meet legislators, elected officials, Senior Day Sponsors, learn about what is in store for older Coloradans in 2030, and potential future legislation. Nearly 25% of the People of Colorado are over the age of 60 – together we can become a BOOMING voice. CSL – with you on board works to improve the health and well-being of Colorado’s older adults. Become a participant in the policies impacting your life. With the entire 2019 Senior Day at the Capitol event being at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, there is room for everyone to be comfortably seated.
Learn more about the Scottish Rite Masonic Center – CLICK HERE
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Be an Event Sponsor – LEARN MORE

Other events in March

March 2, 2019 – Saturday
The Salute to Wild West – Colorado’s Largest Senior Expo from the Colorado Gerontological Society
Location: Colorado Convention Center
Address: Mile High Ballroom, 700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
Save the date and plan to be a sponsor at the March 2, 2019 Salute to Wild West. This event attracts over 2500 seniors and families annually. Sponsorship options include exhibitor booth, 1 year membership in the Colorado Gerontological Society (CGS), rotator ads on the CGS website, sponsoring naming rights to event entertainment and much more. Book your sponsorship early!

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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