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Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter


November 2019

November 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

October 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE


Step Up – Get Involved

” … Did you vote November 5th? Did the election turn out the way you wanted? Do you believe that the act of voting is enough? Do you want to be a more engaged and informed voter, even an influencer in the legislative process? We invite and encourage you to become more involved with Colorado Senior Lobby and Colorado Politics …” – READ MORE

“Volunteer” May Be a Frightening Word

“Sometimes at Colorado Senior Lobby we become concerned that when we ask for volunteers or for you to join, that you picture having to be somewhere at a certain time on certain days, or that you must sign up for ‘X’ number of hours each month – and so it starts to look like a ‘JOB’. Be not afraid – there are a number of ways for you to volunteer the time you are willing to give …” – READ MORE


A Capitol Affair 2020

“Join Colorado Senior Lobby on Monday, January 27, 2020 for “A Capitol Affair”. This is a day under the dome for learning about aging issues and how to be an advocate. “A Capitol Affair” will be held at the Colorado State Capitol located at 200 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. This event will focus on legislative initiatives affecting older adults in the 2020 General Assembly and the importance of citizen involvement with legislative matters …” – READ MORE


CSL Events – Sign up today!

Garden Plaza of Aurora is hosting our event and providing lunch.

December 12, 2019 – Thursday, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
An Introduction to Colorado Senior Lobby and Citizen Advocacy at Garden Plaza of Aurora with Complimentary Lunch
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora – 303-750-0820
Address: 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Colorado Senior Lobby invites you to attend this free citizen lobbying training event held at Garden Plaza of Aurora on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We will review the basics of how you, as a citizen can make a difference in connecting with your Colorado Legislators. Also learn more about upcoming legislation impacting older adults. Event from 11:00AM to 1:00PM includes a complimentary lunch – lunch will be served at 11:30AM. Please RSVP through Eventbrite as seating is limited. Colorado Senior Lobby thanks our event host in advance for providing the event space and complimentary lunch! Garden Plaza of Aurora provides a community for seniors looking to thoroughly enjoy their retirement in a resort-style setting. They offer both assisted and independent living options for older adults. Tours of the property will be available after the event.
Website: Centurypa.com/senior-living/garden-plaza-aurora/
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

Senior Planet Center in Denver is hosting this event and will stream it.

December 16, 2019 – Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
SPECIAL Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM)
Join us for Citizen Lobbyist Training offered by Colorado Senior Lobby – “Take a Deeper Dive in Citizen Lobbyist Training”
Location: Senior Planet Center
Address: 7585 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230
Our Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) Citizen Lobbyist Training is “non-partisan citizen lobbyist training” for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss policy. Colorado Senior Lobby was organized in 1980 as a non-partisan organization committed to enhancing the life of seniors through education and analysis of legislation as it impacts seniors, along with encouraging citizen lobbying by Colorado Senior Lobby members and members of the community to testify on bills. This event is being hosted at Senior Planet. Senior Planet offers technology training programs to older adults through an ever-growing network of community partners around Colorado. Covering everything from computer basics to starting an online business, these courses, lectures, and workshops are designed specifically for older adult learners.
Website: https://seniorplanet.org/colorado/
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

January 27, 2020 – Monday
A Capitol Affair – Spend the day learning about aging issues and citizen advocacy
Location: Colorado State Capitol Hearing Room 0112 – Lower Level

Address: 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
This event will focus on legislative initiatives affecting older adults in the 2020 General Assembly and the importance of citizen involvement with legislative matters. The day starts with continental breakfast with Legislators in the Capitol from 8AM to 9AM. Your $25 registration fee includes breakfast. From 9AM to 11:30AM we will be in the Capitol and the program will feature presentations by legislators, Governor is invited and advocacy specialists. You will learn about 2020 legislative initiatives, opportunities for citizen involvement, tips and tricks for advocating, and facilitated conversations. Seating is limited – purchase your ticket today. Your ticket supports Colorado Senior Lobby outreach! The afternoon session is from 12:15 to 3PM and includes activities with legislators, visiting legislative to hearings, and tours of the Capitol.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for the Event & Buy your Ticket – CLICK HERE


Ongoing Conversations on Ageism

On November 12, 2019, Colorado Senior Lobby and Boomers Leading Change participated in an event, “An Intergenerational Conversation about Ageism”. This event was held in collaboration with Changing the Narrative in Colorado’s “on the same pAGE campaign”.

Changing the Narrative in Colorado builds on national work of aging organizations that recognize the Ageism is unfair stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. It can be directed at younger people or older people. For all ages it reduces opportunities and breaks down communication.

Here are resources you can link to learn more about Ageism and the science behind the changes, referred to as “frameworks”.

Website: https://changingthenarrativeco.org/

Website: https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/

Pdf Resource: Framing Quick Start Guide

Pdf Resource: What are Framing Strategies


Upcoming Events

November 19 – Work for Yourself at 50 Plus, Denver
November 26 – Celebration of the Stories of Denver’s Immigrant Community
November 30 – Small Business Saturday
December 2 – Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM)
December 10 – Colorado Gives Day
December 12 – Introduction to Citizen Lobbying Training at Garden Plaza of Aurora
December 16 – Deeper Dive – Citizen Lobbyist Training
January 8 – Colorado General Assembly
January 27 – A Capitol Affair – Colorado State Capitol, Denver

Find details on our News & Events – CLICK HERE


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


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