News from Colorado Senior Lobby
Special News ...
Colorado Senior Lobby has
Citizen Lobbyist Training events on Dec 12th & Dec 16th !
Buy your ticket now for the Jan 27th - "A Capitol Affair"
Find details in this eNewsletter!
November 2019
We want you you to thoroughly check out this newsletter. We have two citizen lobbyist training sessions in early December. One is an introduction and the other is a deeper dive into citizen lobbyist training. If you have never attended one of our training sessions plan to make the time. We have also opened registration for our January 27th "A Capitol Affair". Space is limited at all three events so sign up early.

The other major focus of this newsletter is to join Colorado Senior Lobby and then, volunteer, however you are able. Be sure to read our, "Step Up – Get Involved," and
“Volunteer May Be a Frightening Word". Details are below.

Cheers, Bob
President – Colorado Senior Lobby
303 832-4535
303 862-8711
Step Up – Get Involved
" … Did you vote November 5th? Did the election turn out the way you wanted? Do you believe that the act of voting is enough? Do you want to be a more engaged and informed voter, even an influencer in the legislative process? We invite and encourage you to become more involved with Colorado Senior Lobby and Colorado Politics …"
“Volunteer” May Be a Frightening Word
"Sometimes at Colorado Senior Lobby we become concerned that when we ask for volunteers or for you to join, that you picture having to be somewhere at a certain time on certain days, or that you must sign up for ‘X’ number of hours each month – and so it starts to look like a ‘JOB’. Be not afraid – there are a number of ways for you to volunteer the time you are willing to give …" – READ MORE
A Capitol Affair is on Monday - January 27, 2020
"Join Colorado Senior Lobby on Monday, January 27, 2020 for 'A Capitol Affair'. This is a day under the dome for learning about aging issues and how to be an advocate. 'A Capitol Affair' will be held at the Colorado State Capitol located at 200 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. This event will focus on legislative initiatives affecting older adults in the 2020 General Assembly and the importance of citizen involvement with legislative matters …" – READ MORE
CSL Events - Sign up Today - Space is Limited!
December 12, 2019
Thursday, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
An Introduction to Colorado Senior Lobby and Citizen Advocacy at Garden Plaza of Aurora with Complimentary Lunch
Location: Garden Plaza of Aurora – 303-750-0820
Address: 14221 E Evans Ave, Aurora, CO 80014
Colorado Senior Lobby invites you to attend this free citizen lobbying training event held at Garden Plaza of Aurora on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We will review the basics of how you, as a citizen can make a difference in connecting with your Colorado Legislators. Also learn more about upcoming legislation impacting older adults. Event from 11:00AM to 1:00PM includes a complimentary lunch – lunch will be served at 11:30AM. Please RSVP through Eventbrite as seating is limited. Colorado Senior Lobby thanks our event host in advance for providing the event space and complimentary lunch! Garden Plaza of Aurora provides a community for seniors looking to thoroughly enjoy their retirement in a resort-style setting. They offer both assisted and independent living options for older adults. Tours of the property will be available after the event.
View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE
December 16, 2019
Monday, 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Join us for Citizen Lobbyist Training offered by Colorado Senior Lobby
– “Take a Deeper Dive in Citizen Lobbyist Training”*
Location: Senior Planet Center
Address: 7585 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230
Our Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) Citizen Lobbyist Training is “non-partisan citizen lobbyist training” for someone who wants to influence policy and not just discuss policy. Colorado Senior Lobby was organized in 1980 as a non-partisan organization committed to enhancing the life of seniors through education and analysis of legislation as it impacts seniors, along with encouraging citizen lobbying by Colorado Senior Lobby members and members of the community to testify on bills. This event is being hosted at Senior Planet. Senior Planet offers technology training programs to older adults through an ever-growing network of community partners around Colorado. Covering everything from computer basics to starting an online business, these courses, lectures, and workshops are designed specifically for older adult learners.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE
*This event is on the same day and time as our CSL Legislative Committee Meetings but at a different location - Senior Planet Center!
January 27, 2020 – Monday
A Capitol Affair – Spend the day learning about
aging issues and citizen advocacy
Location: Colorado State Capitol
Hearing Room 0112 – Lower Level
Address: 200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
This event will focus on legislative initiatives affecting older adults in the 2020 General Assembly and the importance of citizen involvement with legislative matters. The day starts with continental breakfast with Legislators in the Capitol from 8AM to 9AM. Your $25 registration fee includes breakfast. From 9AM to 11:30AM we will be in the Capitol and the program will feature presentations by legislators, Governor is invited and advocacy specialists. You will learn about 2020 legislative initiatives, opportunities for citizen involvement, tips and tricks for advocating, and facilitated conversations. Seating is limited – purchase your ticket today. Your ticket supports Colorado Senior Lobby outreach! The afternoon session is from 12:15 to 3PM and includes activities with legislators, visiting legislative to hearings, and tours of the Capitol.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register for the Event & Buy your Ticket – CLICK HERE
Ongoing Conversations on Ageism
On November 12, 2019, Colorado Senior Lobby and Boomers Leading Change participated in an event, “An Intergenerational Conversation about Ageism”. This event was held in collaboration with Changing the Narrative in Colorado’s “on the same pAGE campaign”.

Changing the Narrative in Colorado, a partnership of NextFifty Initiative and Rose Community Foundation, builds on national work that recognizes Ageism is unfair stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. It can be directed at younger people or older people. For all ages it reduces opportunities and breaks down communication. Below are resources to learn more about Ageism and the research conducted by Frameworks Institute.
More Events of Special Interest
November 26, 2019 – Tuesday, 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Celebration of the Stories of Denver’s Immigrant Community
Location: Porter Adventist Hospital
Address: 2525 South Downing Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
This Volunteer Recognition Community Event is open to everyone: immigrants, Senior Corps Volunteers, family, and friends. The event is sponsored by Spark the Change Colorado, the City of Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Porter Adventist Hospital. Food, refreshments, and companionship will be provided. Parking is free, handicap parking and valet services are available. We will share stories of Denver’s immigrant community and recognizing the work of volunteers. Please RSVP to Laura Kinder – or call 303-282-1236.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

November 30, 2019 – Saturday
Small Business Saturday - across the U.S.
In an effort to support local shops that make our communities strong, American Express launches Small Business Saturday® on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

Find More Events ...
November 26 – Celebration of the Stories of Denver’s Immigrant Community
November 30 – Small Business Saturday
December 10 – Colorado Gives Day
January 8th – First Day of the Colorado General Assembly
Find event details - CLICK HERE
CSL 2020 Legislative Planning Committee Update
The Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee continues to work on 2020 Legislative Planning. The CSL Legislative Committee has met bi-monthly this summer and fall. The goal is to review upcoming 2020 proposed legislation and issues between now and the end of the year and be well-prepared for the 2020 Legislative Session. Visitors are always welcome to attend in person or call-in. If you are a first time visitor, please call us at 303-832-4535 so we can welcome you. You can attend in person or call in using Zoom. We will be meeting on Monday, Dec 2nd at 9:30AM at Disability Law Colorado.

The Monday, Dec 16th regular meeting is cancelled in lieu of the Colorado Senior Lobby Citizen Lobbying Training session being held in Denver at Senior Planet Colorado. Please RSVP if you plan to attend - RSVP TODAY

SPECIAL NOTE: Our first Colorado Senior Lobby Legislative Committee Meeting (LCM) of 2020 will be on Monday January 6, 2020 at 9:30AM at Disability Law Colorado. After that we will be meeting every Monday through May 4th, although occasionally meetings are cancelled due to Federal holidays so always check the website for exact meeting dates.
Thank you to Disability Law Colorado for hosting our regular Monday morning Legislative Planning Committee Meetings.
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