News from Colorado Senior Lobby
In this issue you will find:
  • Have you read your Blue Book?
  • Treatments for Alzheimer’s Move Forward in Colorado
  • Two CSL Board Members on Training Advisory Committee
  • Behind the Curtain with the CSL Legislative Commi
  • Age-Friendly & Multi-generational Works!
  • Medicare Scam with “Free” Genetic Testing
  • October Events of Special Interest
  • 2020 Legislative Planning Committee Update
  • Upcoming Events around Colorado
  • Volunteer with CSL
  • Have you joined for 2020?
Greetings!
We are staying so busy at the Colorado Senior Lobby! It may not seem like it, but there is a lot happening in Colorado political arena. If you have time, attend in person or call into one of our Monday morning CSL Legislative Committee meetings to learn first hand what we are researching, watching and preparing for. The upcoming dates are Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, and Dec 16. Visit our website to learn more about these meetings - CLICK HERE.

Cheers, Bob
President – Colorado Senior Lobby
303 832-4535
303 862-8711
Continue reading our October Newsletter below - You don't want to miss this!
Have you read your Blue Book?
"You have by now received the 2019 State Ballot Information Booklet (the “Blue Book”). It is one of the many publications that exist to inform voters of the various activities of the General Assembly. This year’s Blue Book is short in comparison to most previous years: there are two measures to be considered: CC and DD. The description of each is written very clearly in the nonpartisan style of the Legislative Council staff ..."
Treatments for Alzheimer’s Move Forward in Colorado
"Many of you may be aware of the impact that The Colorado University (CU) Anschutz Medical Campus is making in research on Alzheimer’s disease. Colorado is very lucky to have this organization in Colorado and to have researcher Huntington Potter, PhD. working and pursuing his research at this location ..." - READ MORE
Two CSL Board Members on Training Advisory Committee
with Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) is excited to announce the selection of sixteen members to the Training Advisory Committee at the end of September 2019. The sixteen members include two of our Colorado Senior Lobby Board members, Jeanette Hensley and Kelley Horton. - READ MORE
Behind the Curtain with the CSL Legislative Committee
"Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy was told not to look behind the curtain? Well, on Monday September 23, 2019 the Colorado Legislative Committee and guests took a good look at the various parts played by the dedicated staff people who are 'working behind that curtain' at the General Assembly. At our meeting we learned first-hand that NOTHING would get done at the Capitol without these people and their work in supporting Colorado legislators ..." - READ MORE
Age-Friendly & Multi-generational Works!
"By 2035, older adults are projected to outnumber children in the United States for the first time in history.Projections also indicate that U.S. children born in 2007 or later are likely to live to 100.2 Meanwhile, the U.S. fertility rate is the lowest in 30 years.3 As a result, the United States – like most countries – will see a dramatic reversal in the ratio of older adults to young people, inevitably changing our society ..." - READ MORE
Medicare Scam with “Free” Genetic Testing
"Over the past few years, DNA tests have become popular across the country. Unfortunately unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries. Scammers will often target Medicare beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits. They offer 'free' genetic testing to help recipients avoid diseases or find the right medications. The scammers claim that the testing is covered by Medicare, and therefore is free to the beneficiary. In reality, Medicare only covers genetic testing in limited situations, and only when ordered by the beneficiary’s physician. If a company bills Medicare for genetic testing, and Medicare denies the claim, the beneficiary could be responsible for the entire cost of the test – which often totals around $10,000 ..."
October Events of Special Interest
There are some special events coming up across Colorado ...

October 11, 2019 – Friday, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
2019 Aurora Senior Forum
Location: Aurora Center for Active Adults
Address: 30 W Del Mar Cir, Aurora, CO 80011
This year’s Aurora Senior Forum is being organized by the City of Aurora’s Commission for Seniors and Aurora Center for Active Adults. The event offers exhibits, health screenings, presenters, door prizes, and much more. Find topics ranging from transportation, food, health care, housing, crime prevention, fraud and more.

October 12, 2019 – Saturday, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Free Tech Help with Generation Exchange
Location: Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room (AAC 290), DU
Address: 2150 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80208
Generation Exchange is all about connecting generations through FREE one-on-one workshops. We have patient volunteers and can help anyone with any device and any question. This program is designed for ages 40+. Sign up online or call 510-673-0079.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 16, 2019 – Wednesday
Lunch and Learn – Working Together to offer More Than Waiting Lists
Location: Daniels Fund
Address: 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206
Learn from organizations providing services to support seniors needing housing. Working together we can help more people access community resources and safe stable housing. This event is sponsored by Sunshine Home Share Colorado working through a grant by the Denver Office of Economic Development. A free lunch is provided. RSVP to Devera@SunshineHomeShare.org or call 720-688-6750
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

October 17, 2019 – Thursday
6th Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast
Location: History Colorado Center
Address: 1200 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
This event offers the interested public, opinion-leaders, and Colorado’s health care, public policy, philanthropic, governmental, and nonprofit sectors an opportunity to hear from a provocative and influential speaker, exchange ideas, and network with friends and colleagues. Sponsorships available. Ticket sales available online.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
Register Today – CLICK HERE

October 24, 2019 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Aging Summit Colorado – We want to hear from you
Location: Colorado Northwestern Community College
Address: West 9th Street Craig, Colorado – Room 185
Older adult advocates from across the state of Colorado invite you to join and share the strengths and successes going on in your community. We want to learn from you as we plan to better support communities across our state. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to agingsummitco@gmail.com or call 970-400-1992.
View Event Flyer – 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 monthly since the 2019 session was over and starting in September they will meet every other week. 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 the following Mondays for the remainder of 2019: Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 16.
CSL Legislative Committee Meetings - CLICK HERE
Thank you to Disability Law Colorado for hosting our Monday morning Legislative Planning Committee Meetings.
Upcoming Events around Colorado
October 2019
October 7 - CSL Legislative Committee Meeting, Denver
October 11 - Aurora Senior Forum, Aurora
October 12 - Free Tech Help with Generation Exchange, Denver
October 16 - Lunch and Learn ... More Than Waiting Lists, Denver
October 17 - Annual Pathways from Poverty Breakfast, Denver
October 18-19 - Wine in the Pines Winemaker’s Dinner w/Ability Connection, Keystone
October 19 - Free Tech Help with Generation Exchange, Boulder
October 21 - CSL Legislative Committee Meeting, Denver
October 24 - Aging Summit Colorado, Craig
October 24 - Senior Planet Center Grand Opening Celebration, Denver
October 30 through November 10 - Denver Film Festival
Find details on our News & Events - CLICK HERE
Volunteer with CSL
There are many ways you can help from event planning to fundraising, membership drives, media promotion and more. Send us an email and tell us about your interests, skills and talents - CLICK HERE
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