Colorado Senior Lobby Newsletter

March 2019

March 2019 eNewsletter – CLICK HERE

Article snippets from the March eNewsletter are shown below.

New Date & Location for Senior Day at the Capitol

“We are excited to announce that Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 has been rescheduled after the early March bomb cyclone event. Apparently, Mother Nature had a better idea for the date than any of us. Our new date – selected by the Board of Directors of Colorado Senior Lobby – with the best input we could get from Mother Nature – is April 11th …” – READ MORE

Progress in Defining Dementia as a Disability

By Kelley Horton – Dementia Connections Coalition

“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 Friday, March 14th, the department of National Vital Statistics released a report moving dementia from the 6th, to the 3rd leading cause of deaths in the United States. The public is already familiar with Alzheimer’s-type dementia which has memory-related symptoms. But there are several other forms of dementia – Vascular, Fronto-Temporal, Lewy Body, and mixed – also affecting a significant number of adults. Dementia causes disabilities such as sleep disorders, confusion, aphasia, disorientation, hallucinations, and physical pain, among many others …” – READ MORE

“Aging in Colorado Report” Released Along with an Interactive Population Change by Age Map

Submitted by State Demography Office Colorado Department of Local Affairs

“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 of age groups and time frame and display county total …” – LEARN MORE

Senior Day at the Capitol is April 11, 2019

Senior Day at the Capitol has been rescheduled to Thursday – April 11, 2019 at First Baptist Church located at 1373 Grant Street in Denver. Why Attend? Meet legislators, elected officials, Senior Day Sponsors, learn about what is coming for older Coloradans in the next decade and potential impact on future legislation. 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. We will be live streaming Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 on Thursday, April 11th starting at 9AM – LEARN MORE

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 locations across the nation …” – READ MORE

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

“Found an article in the Denver Post from February that talks 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 …”

Wraparound Services Help Older Adults Age in Place

“The sixteen AAAs (Area Agencies on Aging) in Colorado receive OCP funds via the State Unit on Aging (Department of Human Services). The AAAs identify unmet needs and gaps in services at the local level. Then, through a competitive process, AAAs award funds to local organizations to provide essential services to older adults and caregivers …” – READ MORE

Interesting Links from our Members

Are you unsure who your legislators are?
The Colorado Senior Lobby website has a link on our home page to the “Find My Legislator” web page on the Colorado General Assembly website. Find my Legislator – CLICK HERE

Find all 2019 Colorado Bills
On the Colorado General Assembly website you can find all Bills being proposed, a digest of bills, bills from prior sessions and much more. You can even search bills by subject CLICK HERE

Watch & Listen to the Colorado General Assembly
Find live legislative video and audio for the Colorado House of Representatives and Colorado Senate on the Colorado General Assembly websiteCLICK 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 at the Capitol Sponsors

Learn more about our 2019 Senior Day at the Capitol Sponsors – CLICK HERE

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Rachel Zenzinger, Senate District 19

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