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Progress in Defining Dementia as a Disability in Colorado

The month of March marks the one-year anniversary of Colorado House Bill HB18-1091, also known as the “Dementia diseases and related disabilities” law, which now clearly defines people with multiple forms of progressive cognitive diseases as having a disability. On...

Senior Day at the Capitol is Rescheduled for April 11th

April 11, 2019 – Thursday, 8:00AM – 12:30PM Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 Location: First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall Address: 1373 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 Located on the corner of Grant St & 13th Ave, enter Fellowship Hall off of Grant Greetings from...

Aging in Colorado Report Released & Interactive Map

The Colorado State Demography office maintains a web page with aging related data to assist state agencies in planning located. They have recently added an interactive map of the Colorado population by age group by year for 1990-2050. A user can select a combination...

Wraparound Services Help Older Adults Age in Place

The Older Coloradans Program (OCP) was created and funded through legislation passed in 2000. The OCP provides essential services to older adults who need help to remain safely at home and in the community, as well as supports families who are caring for older loved...

Free and Low Cost Tax Preparation for Older Adults

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program provides free tax assistance to people who are age 60 and older. IRS-certified volunteers provide free assistance and basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals at community...

Promoting Older Workers in Colorado’s Tight Labor Market is Happening

Found an article in the Denver Post from February that tallks about how older adults could help Colorado's tight labor market. Unemployment is low in Colorado and many employers are looking to fill positions - those positions could be filled by older adults. From the...

Legislative Committee Meeting 2-19-18

The next CSL Legislative Committee is on Monday, February 18, 2019. Call in or attend in person. February 18, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings Location: Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room Address:...

CSL Legislative Priorities 2019

Below is a review of CSL Legislative Priorities for 2019. This list was started in 2018. Many people have asked Colorado Senior Lobby about its priorities. The organization has limited resources to research and advocate and so we must focus our energies on those areas...

Using your inside voice at the Capitol

As a republic, we elect “our neighbors” to represent us at the Capitol. Come and see some of them at Senior Day 2019 on March 13. Remember that we voters, to be sure the issues we care about get some attention under the dome, must respectfully contact our elected...

Unprecedented Development

For first time, Colorado budget writers want public input. Here’s a guide to how it works. The powerful Joint Budget Committee (JBC) will hold its first-ever public testimony to get public feedback on how to spend $30 billion next fiscal year. Colorado lawmakers...

“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