Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter

May 2019

May 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

In this issue you will find:

  • Colorado 2019 General Assembly has come to a Close
  • CSL has a Senior Hero – Ed Shackelford
  • Poverty
  • CCOA Vacant Positions
  • Volunteer with CSL!
  • Seeking Candidates for CSL Board
  • Have you joined for 2019
  • Thank you 2019 Senior Day Sponsors!

Colorado 2019 General Assembly has come to a Close

“The 2019 General Assembly has come to a close. It’s been a wild one at times. I am focusing here on two things in particular: first, gratitude for our team of volunteer citizen lobbyists who contributed their extensive talents and experience to inform and persuade, sometimes late into the evenings. Their unselfish dedication to advocating for Colorado’s older adults at the Capitol is remarkable as they heartily invested their time and energy into the cause …” – READ MORE

One of the 2019 Jefferson County Senior Heroes is from Colorado Senior Lobby

A tradition in Jefferson County Colorado is the Senior Heroes event that celebrates the efforts of older adults who volunteer to make their communities a better place to live. This annual event is hosted by Seniors’ Resource Center and the Jefferson County Council on Aging, along with event host Mountain Vista Senior Living. Master of Ceremonies, Jim Beneman, a co-anchor from CBS4 will help us honor 11 older adults who have worked to make their community better for seniors. One of the Hero Honorees is Colorado Senior Lobby’s past president, Ed Shackelford. We would love to fill the room with Colorado Senior Lobby attendees! Plan to attend on May 9th – tickets are free but please register.
View Invitation and Awardees – CLICK HERE
Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register – CLICK HERE


Article submitted by Ed Shackelford, Colorado Senior Lobby Member

“Poverty – This condition is fundamental to defining a society, and ultimately a country! The cost of poverty to society is clear: It prevents children from achieving a great or even good education. Poverty during one’s working years makes it difficult to earn a living wage. And poverty in retirement creates a drain on government resources at all levels …” – READ MORE

Colorado Commission on Aging will soon have 2 Vacant Positions

The Colorado Commission on Aging will soon have 2 vacant positions as of July 1, 2019 for which we are currently accepting applications. The positions are Congressional District-6 (Aurora/Littleton) Republican or Unaffiliated and Congressional District-3 (Eastern Plains) Republican or Democrat – READ MORE

Volunteer with CSL

We are reaching out to see if you want to volunteer to help grow Colorado Senior Lobby. There are many ways you can help from event planning to fundraising, membership drives, media promotion and more. Send us an email and tell us about your interests, skills and talents – CLICK HERE

Seeking Candidates for CSL Board

We are also seeking candidates for CSL board positions. If you have an interest, please read carefully the board member application and board member agreement first, then contact Bob Brocker with any questions.

Board Member Application – CLICK HERE
Board Member Agreement – CLICK HERE

Deadline for new board member applications for the 2019-2021 two year term is May 17.

Regards, Bob Brocker – President Colorado Senior Lobby
CSL Main Phone: 303-832-4535

Join Colorado Senior Lobby Today

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. By being a member, you are helping fulfill that mission. Become a participant in the policies impacting your life. Cost to join for 2019 is $30 per Individual and $40 for a Family Membership.

Join Today – Individual & Family Memberships – CLICK HERE

Join Today – Organizational Memberships start at $150 – CLICK HERE

Thank you 2019 Senior Day Sponsors – CLICK HERE

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“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