News from Colorado Senior Lobby
In this issue you will find:

  • New Date & Location for Senior Day at the Capitol
  • Join Colorado Senior Lobby
  • Progress in Defining Dementia as a Disability in Colorado
  • "Aging in Colorado Report" Released along with an Interactive Population Change by Age Map
  • Senior Day at the Capitol Thursday new date is April 11, 2019 - CLICK HERE
  • Free and Low Cost Tax Preparation for Older Adults
  • Promoting Older Workers in Colorado's Tight Labor Market is Happening
  • Wraparound Services Help Older Adults Age in Place
  • Helpful Links
  • Meet our Senior Day at the Capitol 2019 Sponsors
March 2019
Greetings!

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. The event will be held in the basement of First Baptist Church located at 1373 Grant Street – right across from the Capitol. (The Scottish Rite event space is very popular and so it is booked solid and there is no room for us to reschedule there for many weeks into the future.)

Be assured there is room for everyone who has signed up at the new location. Our basic schedule remains the same as before, with a breakfast/networking beginning at 8 AM.

So far, it appears that the program will be much the same as what we advertised earlier, with some possible minor changes. As soon as we get all the information we need to create the new program, we will get it to you.

If you have friends who like to attend on the new date, and who did not sign up earlier, please just go to our event page and sign up – CLICK HERE

We appreciate your patience and understanding. It was a huge disappointment to us when it rained, snowed, and “blowed” on our “parade” on March 13th. We were also out considerable expense due to the cancellation – most of it for food that, while unusable for us, was put to good use at Denver Rescue Mission.

As a small non-profit run by volunteers, we appreciate any financial support you care to provide to help us cover some of the thousands of dollars of costs that we were committed to spend with the first event.
Make a Donation to Senior Day at the Capitol – CLICK HERE

Regards, Bob Brocker - President Colorado Senior Lobby
Phone: 303-832-4535
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and other members' only resources.
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Progress in Defining Dementia as
a Disability in Colorado
"The month of March marks the one-year anniversary of the passage into law 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. This law did not just happen; it took the work of a lot of people, including the personal initiative and effort in starting the process by Colorado Senior Lobby's own Kelley Horton.

The department of National Vital Statistics recently 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
Thursday - April 11, 2019 at First Baptist Church
Senior Day at the Capitol is Rescheduled!
April 11, 2019 – Thursday, 8:00AM – 12:30PM
Senior Day at the Capitol 2019
Location: First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall
Address: 1373 Grant Street , Denver, CO 80203
Located on the corner of Grant St & 14th Ave, enter Fellowship Hall off of Grant
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. See website for event details.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
If you have not purchased your ticket do so now - CLICK HERE
Donate to Senior Day at the Capitol - CLICK HERE
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 ..." - READ MORE
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 ..."
Helpful Links
Who are your Legislators?
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. Each of us should know who is representing us both in the Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado Senate. Write this information down and keep it handy – better yet memorize it. Now when you are reading or watching news, listen for your legislators’ names and follow what they are talking about. Sign up for your legislators’ newsletter and town halls. With this approach, when an issue comes up you will be ready to contact your legislators.
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

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 website - CLICK HERE
Thank you 2019 Senior Day Sponsors!
Presented with the Support of our
Signature Event Sponsor
Website:  disabilitylawco.org
Streaming & Digital Media Sponsor
MetMedia - The Student Voice of MSU Denver
Website: MyMetMedia.com
  • The Met Report
  • Noticiero TV Met
  • Otra Onda el Show
2019 Gold Senior Day at the Capitol Sponsors
2019 Silver Senior Day at the Capitol Sponsors
2019 Bronze Senior Day at the Capitol Sponsors
We still have a few sponsorship positions available. Call 303-832-4535.
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