Friday, July 21, 2017

Councils on Aging Leadership Round-Up

Councils on Aging Leadership Round-Up
Four Colorado Regions to Meet in Grand Junction

Mesa County, Co. – Region 11 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is hosting a Leadership Round-Up for residents across Western Colorado and are interested in what transpired during the 2017 Legislative Session, what new bills might be coming during the 2018 Legislative Session and info on Health Care legislation, as well as, info on livable senior communities in Western Colorado.

The Round-up will be held on August 25, 2017, at the Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 ½ Road, GJ. The event is open to the public, registration is required, dial 2-1-1 or (970) 244-8400.

Meeting Agenda
8:30am-9:00am          Registration
9:00am-9:15am          Opening remarks and introductions
9:15am-10:00am        AARP Western Slope Alliance--Livable Communities Proj-John Rodwick, Chair
10:00am-11:00am      CMU Health Care Panel Discussion-
11:00-11:45am            CLUB 20 Health Care Overview-Steve Childs, Pitkin County Commissioner
12:00pm-1:30pm        Luncheon Buffet-Luncheon-Keynote Bonnie Peterson, AGNC           
1:30pm-2:30pm          Area on Aging Regional Updates
·         Region 9- Durango-Christina Knoell
·         Region 10-Delta, Montrose, Gunnison-Eva Vetch
·         Region 11-Mesa, Garfield, Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt-Dave Norman
·         Region 12-Pitkin, Eagle-Erin Fisher
2:30pm-3:30pm          Legislative Discussion-Rich Mauro-Denver Reg Council Of Gov. Sr. Lobby
·         Overview of Senior issues from 2017 Legislative Session
·         Emerging issues for the 2018 Legislative Session
·         Open Discussion
                                                                                      
 According to Dave Norman, Director Area Agency on Aging “This is a great opportunity for seniors, caregivers and anyone involved with senior issues to become educated on subjects ranging from health care to livable communities.” Norman continues, “The event is open to the public and will be very interactive. Participants will be able to ask questions and get answers to some very serious issues swirling around our community. “

NOTE: Colorado's Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging will hold its first "Conversations on Aging" in Grand Junction from 1 to 4 pm Thursday, August 24. The meeting will be in the Gunnison Room at the Two Rivers Convention Center.