Legislative Committee Meeting on
Monday, April 19th
Greetings!

We will have a busy Legislative Committee Meeting on Monday, April 19th. Please review the agenda and come prepared to discuss bills.
Don't miss the announcement below about
the webinars in May celebrating older Coloradans!
Reserve your tickets today!
April 19, 2021 LCM Agenda
Per our agreed upon procedures, we will begin with bills to be dropped from our active consideration list. We set a target at the beginning of the session of 20 bills for our active list due to capacity limitations. 

We currently have 39 bills on our active list; 25 support or strongly support, 2 oppose, 2 amend, and 10 monitor. We will begin with the bills on this week’s committee calendars, then any bills new to our list since last week, then a review of the Long Bill, and we will conclude with any other bills the committee wants to discuss. 
We need people to be familiar with the bills as we will be voting on our position of the bills. If you are the lead on any of these bills please come prepared to update the group on changes.
Monday, April 19th Agenda - CLICK HERE
And a reminder, there are some bills that have been in monitor status for two weeks now. If the person signed up for those bills has no information for us, those bills will likely be dropped. 
Articles
Help us Celebrate Older Coloradans Month
with 3 Free Engaging Webinars
Older Americans Month is in May and we are celebrating older Coloradans with "Older Coloradans Month"! Plan to attend our three Free engaging webinars on May 12, May 19 and May 26, 2021. Get your tickets now – tickets are free!

"We can all agree that Colorado’s population is rapidly aging. According to the Colorado state demographer, in just the next 9 years, Colorado’s 65 to 74-year-old population will grow by 24%, and our 75+ population will increase by 64%. These are huge increases. They call for big ideas ..." - READ MORE

Events
May 12, 19 & 26, 2021
Older Coloradans Month Webinars
Reserve your tickets today!
This year, with the support of Colorado Senior Lobby, Colorado Center for Aging, other supporting agencies and our event sponsors, we will celebrate the strength in Coloradans’ lives with Older Coloradans Month. Our series of 3 webinars will emphasize the power of connection and engagement in strong communities.
April 21, 2021
Workshop on Racial Equity and Aging
From National Civic League
Improve the equity and inclusivity of your aging work and join this training!
The National Civic League, with the support of the Next50 Initiative, is hosting five virtual workshops for age-friendly communities and individuals working to
improve aging in Colorado. Participants will learn strategies on how to incorporate equity and inclusion into their work and age-friendly plans, including how to inclusively engage older adults and how to apply an equity lens to aging work. This session is designed to deeply educate all participants on the institutional and systemic aspects of racism, and how to implement racial equity, not just "understand" it.

View event flyer for details - CLICK HERE

Register Online
April 23, 2021 - Friday - 7:30AM - 8:45AM
Legislative Caucus on Aging (LCOA)
You are invited to attend the Legislative Caucus on Aging (LCOA) - 7:30 am to 8:45 am - April 23rd - an all-virtual event. Senator Ginal and Representative Young are Co-Chairs. Join us for part of or all of the event.  FACT: Colorado has the 2nd fastest growing 65+ population in the United States. How are we capitalizing on the opportunities of this population and preparing for the challenges?  

This event will focus on the Age-Friendly Communities and building on the Lifelong Colorado Initiative. Ed Leary, SAPGAs Chairman, will provide an overview of the SAPGA recommendation that Colorado becomes an Age-Friendly state. Several organizations will share how they are working to enhance age-friendly communities.  

Similar to the last LCOA, legislators who have legislation relating to older adults, will give a brief overview of their legislation and time-permitting, answer questions from the attendees.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE
April 22 - May 6, 2021
Spring 2021 Series
"Building Resiliency For Healthier Aging"
Who should attend? Service providers, Caregivers and Older Adults are invited to join us for the spring 2021 webinar series to learn strategies to improve Emotional and Mental Health and well-Being for Older Adults. Webinars are on Thursdays, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM (Mountain Time). This event is hosted by University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging and community partner Denver Public Library.
  • April 22nd - Connect and Engage: Understanding Loneliness and Forging Deeper Relationships
  • April 29th - Adding Structure to Life with Flexibility and Purpose
  • May 6th - Maintaining Healthy Cognitive Living
Announcements
More than one million Coloradans are fully Vaccinated
As of April 1st, Colorado is proud to announce, in collaboration with more than 1100 vaccine providers, the state has reached the one million mark of people fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The milestone came yesterday as the state moves into Phase 2 of vaccine distribution tomorrow.

As of April 2, 2021, Colorado is in Phase 2 of vaccine distribution. All Coloradans 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

Have you seen the short documentary called "CamperForce"?
For nearly a decade, Amazon has recruited thousands of RVers for a seasonal labor unit called CamperForce. The documentary is adapted from the book "Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century," by Jessica Bruder and directed by Brett Story.
Free At-Home Balance Solution for Older Adults
the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
DRCOG is offering people 60+ a free personalized balance training app on their smartphone or tablet. The app is called Nymbl.

Nymbl is an easy, personalized balance training app that you can do in the privacy and comfort of your home - in just 10 minutes a day. It’s fully covered by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and is available for free to the first 5,000 older adults age 60 and older in Colorado! Older adults who sign up will receive a customized balance training program delivered conveniently on their smartphone or tablet.

AgeWise Colorado is Looking for an Executive Director
AgeWise Colorado, a Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit is looking for an Executive Director (ED). This person will be a member of the team that stewards the mission and vision of AgeWise Colorado (AWC). This person will be responsible for the efficient administration of marketing, sales, operations, budgetary and fiscal matters, fund-raising, organizational development and fundraising, board development and relations, as well as hiring, training, guiding, and evaluating administrative staff - LEARN MORE

Quick Guide for Energy Bill Help in Colorado
The Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Utilities Workgroup has developed a Colorado Energy Assistance Guide and a "LEAP and EOC Basics" recorded training. The resources are posted on the Network of Care site.
Surveys for You to Take
Health Care Costs Survey
Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Director of the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care would like to remind you to participate in an online survey about your experiences with the cost of health care. 
The State of Colorado and The Office of Saving People Money on Health Care (OSPMHC) invites you to participate in a survey. OSPMHC is located in the Office of the Lt. Governor, and works to save Coloradans money by addressing the cost of health care. Your response to this survey will help us understand:

  1. How Coloradans are impacted by the direct and indirect cost of health care,
  2. Gaps in current resources that may be available to help mitigate the impact of those costs.

We will continue collecting responses until April 30th, 2021.

An Internet Equity Survey
The Internet Equity Coalition is requesting we send out a survey regarding internet access and service. This is the 1-minute survey for internet service quality issues: Problems with your internet or phone service, Coloradans?

For those of you who use Facebook - be sure to visit their Facebook page and spread the news about Coloradans for Better Internet
As long as you are in Facebook visit the Colorado Senior Lobby Facebook page and like our organization.
Family & Friend Caregiving in Colorado Survey
To make sure Colorado has the right public policies in place to support caregivers, the Bell Policy Center is asking for your help. The following survey asks what community resources you’re using as a caregiver - but also asks what resources would make your life a bit easier. We’ll use this information to create policies that provide Colorado caregivers with the resources they find most meaningful. Your voice and insights are essential to making sure our policies in Colorado reflect the actual needs and wants of caregivers across our state. Below is the link to the survey:

Join or Renew your Membership for 2021
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April 19th - 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Zoom LCM Logon Information
You will get the most out of our meetings if you can
logon using a computer compared to calling in with a phone.

Link above should be all you need, but just in case:

Meeting ID: 881 481 5119
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Questions? Contact the Legislative Committee Co-Chairs

Jeanette Hensley - email - 303-249-5598
CSL Co-Chair of Legislative Committee, CSL Capitol Gang Chairperson
and CSL Board Secretary

Rich Mauro - email - Direct: 303-480-6778
CSL Co-Chair of Legislative Committee, CSL Board of Directors and Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
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