News from Colorado Senior Lobby
April-May 2017
Denver’s Emergency Rooms
May be Bad for your Health

Now is a terrific time to update your emergency preparedness plan. With so many ER’s out there, you may not know where to go.
By Karin Hall - Colorado Senior Lobby Member
"Emergency Rooms in the Denver metro area are competing for your ill-fortune. There are 46 of them; but, they are growing so fast, Google Maps cannot do them justice. ..."  
Metro State Memories Senior Day at the Capitol
Colorado Senior Lobby thanks Met TV’s journalists for covering Senior Day at the Capitol. Here is their report:
The Senior Space - April 24, 2017
By Steve Grund
"It’s the same drill every year. Start the session out slowly; get the easy bills done. Soon, the tough stuff stacks up with the pressure of the clock ticking towards an inability to drive the big decisions over the finish line. What can be done about this repeat performance of our legislative leaders? …" - READ MORE
Special Report:
Mobile Homes a Sweet Spot for Seniors
Mobile Home living can be quite satisfying when it is finally given the respect it deserves. 
For those who strive to own their own home, and for those who need affordable rental opportunities: this Time Magazine article might expand your thinking  - CLICK HERE
By Ed Shackelford - President Colorado Senior Lobby
"There are many identified possible solutions to what in Colorado is a serious problem, affecting not only those who live here but also preventing some with needed talent and skill from moving here ..." - READ MORE

Guest Commentary
Commentary by Senator John Kefalas D-Fort Collins, District 14
"... As a state, we need to do a better job of preserving manufactured home communities through statutory changes that support homeowners who seek an opportunity to purchase the land and establish resident owned communities as an HOA, cooperative or through a community land trust arrangement ..." - READ MORE

Senator John Kefalas represents District 14 in Ft. Collins. His bill, SB17-098, on Mobile Home Parks was postponed indefinitely this session. 
2017 Schedule*
April: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
May: 1st, 8th, 15th
*Dates are subject to change

Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting at Disability Law Colorado Offices
Dates are subject to change due to Federal Holidays and accommodating meeting dates for the Strategic Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA).

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