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Advocacy Academy
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

COLORADO SENIOR LOBBY:
Shaping a Better Future for Colorado’s Older Adults

ARE SENIORS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK?

Budget-cutting is daily news out of Washington. If Meals on Wheels isn’t safe from the fiscal axe, can Medicare be far behind? How will states with growing senior populations respond as needs rise?

Every Tuesday and Thursday during the legislative session, Colorado Senior Lobbyadvocates gather at the State Capitol to urge legislators to support bills benefiting seniors and to oppose those that could cause harm. What are the issues? Transportation. Housing. Health Care. Consumer Fraud. And so much more…all as viewed through a senior lens.

On Wednesday, March 29, Steve Grund, Policy Chair for the Colorado Commission on Aging, and editor of “The Senior Space” policy newsletter will educate (and entertain!) Advocacy Academy attendees on senior issues and how to advocate. Steve will provide background about key issues affecting Colorado’s seniors and cover some of the fundamentals of lobbying. (Starting with this: “Lobbying is not a bad word!”)

The Advocacy Academy is free. Refreshments served. Free parking at Daniels Fund lot just of 1st Ave. at Madison. Register here: http://blcih.org/events/?ee=204

About Steve Grund: Steve has served as a storyteller in media, marketing and public relations for more than 25 years. A graduate of Julliard and a former broadcast news director, he understands the importance of good storytelling to create change. “We are all marketers, writers and communicators with decades of experience,” says Steve.

Colorado Encore Network, March 22

Your Fast Track:
Connecting to People and Purpose in Metro Denver

It’s a fact. People who have a sense of purpose live longer, have lower risk of heart disease and stroke, and are at significantly lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Have you found your purpose? Whether you moved here last month or have lived here your whole life, you may be ready to find out more about organizations and causes that need your knowledge, your experience, your desire to leave our world a better place.

Free event. Refreshments. Free parking. Register here: Your Fast Track

Wednesday, March 22, 5:30pm
Joining Vision and Action
2465 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater, CO

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION – March 30

We are here to help our Metro Denver neighbors live their healthiest lives. Want to join us in making a positive impact on the health and well-being of underserved individuals and families? Want to learn new skills and be an agent of change? If the answer is YES, or even MAYBE, join us at this free hour-long information session to learn about our volunteer opportunities to help create healthier, more confident and better informed consumers of healthcare and other resources.

We’ll provide an overview of our health navigation training and volunteer opportunities where you can help improve health care access, healthy living options and health literacy across our community. We’ll listen to your interests and passions and do our best to answer questions. Free and easy parking. Bring a friend!

Thursday, March 30, 6:00-7:00pm
Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St.
Denver, CO 80206
Register here: http://blcih.org/events/?ee=209

ADVOCACY ACADEMY:

MENTAL HEALTH IN COLORADO
April 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Featuring Andrew Romanoff, President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado

Thursday, April 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at The Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe Street. Andrew Romanoff, President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado will share information about its advocacy efforts to improve mental health care in Colorado. Stay tuned for more details. To register now visit: http://blcih.org/events/?ee=205

Save The Date:

“CELEBRATING OUR IMPACT”

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 a.m.

Boomers Leading Change will cap National Volunteer Week with a festive morning to thank YOU for all you do to help us all live our healthiest lives. Good food. Great conversation. Powerful stories of impact. News about where Boomers Leading Change is going next. Invitations will arrive in late March.