Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter

December 2018

December 2018 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

Article snippets from the December eNewsletter are shown below.

Don’t Just Complain About Politics, DO SOMETHING

The elections are over (at last). Our candidates, or initiatives, or whatever, either lost or won. Either way, be assured we will be complaining soon: “Representative Smith (or Jones) is not doing what she/he promised”. “I would never have voted for that Initiative if they had explained it better”.

You made your choices (or by not voting, let others make your choices), and now you must live with them. Maybe you throw up your hands in despair. Maybe you feel you have done your civic duty and the rest is up to “them”. PLEASE – DO NOT DO THAT.

Colorado Senior Lobby 2nd Session Citizen Lobbyist Training
on Dec 4 & Dec 6th – Members Only

We will have 2 – 2nd Session Citizen Lobbyist Training , one on December 4th and the other on December 6th. These sessions are open to CSL members only. Part of these sessions will include where to find your legislator, finding the daily session schedules, committee rooms, etc. And, you will be assigned a buddy – your friend to help you along the way once the session begins in January. New members are welcome. Join today and email Bob Brocker that you want to attend.
Join Today – CLICK HERE
Email or call Bob Brocker, President of Colorado Senior Lobby if you want to attend.
303-832-4535 or Email Bob Brocker – CLICK HERE

We need Volunteers

“… You may not be aware that CSL has a real need for volunteers to perform a variety of tasks. Those tasks include: Computer work such as helping to manage lists, welcoming new members, newsletter help, recruiting new members, recruiting sponsors for Sr. Day, taking notes at our Monday meetings for posting to our website, public speakers to inform and educate community organizations about CSL (such as senior centers, churches, universities, and many others), involvement in community events (manning a table to talk to people about CSL), and to provide some backup to our primary volunteers. And, of course, being an advocate at the Capitol …”

25th Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award
Call for Nominations

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

Interesting Links from our Members

Longevity Colorado
Longevity Colorado’s latest newsletter is out and features advice from experts on how Colorado’s burgeoning tech industry can capitalize on the Longevity Economy. Also in this issue – advice on how to break into the lucrative aging sector from the co-founder of a Colorado tech startup.
Longevity eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

2019 Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule
The First Regular Session of the Seventy-second Colorado General Assembly will convene on Friday, January 4, 2019. In 2019 the Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings will start on Monday, January 7, 2019. The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings are generally held every Monday while the Colorado legislature is in session. Note that meetings can be cancelled due to holidays, bad weather and conflicts with other major events – READ MORE

Open Payments National Disclosure Program
Open Payments is a national disclosure program that promotes a more transparent and accountable health care system by making the financial relationships between applicable manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and health care providers (physicians and teaching hospitals) available to the public.

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

Event Highlights

We like to highlight upcoming events that may be of interest to our members. Below are some highlights. 
Find details on our News from around Colorado
  • Dec 1-23 – Denver Christkindl Market
  • Dec 3 – Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings
  • Dec 4 – 2nd Session Citizen Lobbyist Training for CSL Members Only
  • Dec 4 – Colorado Gives Day
  • Dec 4 – What if AGE really means AGEnt of change?
  • Dec 6 – 2nd Session Citizen Lobbyist Training for CSL Members Only
  • Dec 6 – CALA Lunch-n-Learn
  • Dec 7 – Adult Mental Health First Aid Module 3
  • Dec 17 – Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meetings
  • SAVE THE DATE – March 13, 2019 – Senior Day at the Capitol!

2019 Senior Day at the Capitol Sponsorship

  • We are taking applications for Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 – LEARN MORE
  • View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
  • Learn more about our Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 – CLICK HERE

In case you missed it, here are photos and the first video from Senior Day at the Capitol 2018 – 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