Southwest Chapter

Providing Networking Opportunities for Professionals Serving Seniors

Denver Senior Coalitions

Upcoming Southwest Chapter Networking Meetings

  • Membership Renewals for 2017 – LEARN MORE
  • Remember that the majority of our dues goes to help seniors with our Joint Coalition Assistance Fund. Learn More about JCAF – Click Here
  • Newcomers are welcome to attend any Denver Senior Coalition meeting and then join at the 2nd meeting.
  • The Southwest Chapter meets the 4th Tuesday of the month in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November.
  • In March, June, September and December the three Chapters come together in one large joint networking meeting and there is only one meeting per month in these months.

August 2017

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Join the Denver Senior Coalition Today!
Now is a great time to join the Denver Senior Coalition for 2017. Our 2017 Membership Applications are updated and live on the website. Note that we now have four Denver Senior Coalition Chapters. For 2017 if you join 3 Chapters, then membership in the 4th Chapter is included with your membership. You can join and pay by credit card or check – LEARN MORE

Director Positions are available in some of the Chapters
There are Director positions open for 2018. Being a Director in a Chapter is a great way to meet people. Contact any of the Chapter Presidents for more information.


August 22, 2017 – Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30
Southwest Chapter Networking Meeting
Location: The Village at Belmar – Website
Address: 7825 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226
Property Contact: The Village at Belmar – Main 303-351-5455
About the Meeting:
This is the networking meeting for the SOUTHWEST Chapter of the Denver Senior Coalitions. Meetings include continental breakfast, networking and then a speaker and presentation on a topic relevant to the senior industry. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting and then are encouraged to join one or more of the Chapters. Bring business cards and literature to share. Interested in volunteering as a Director? Contact the President to ask about open positions. Elections are held in November.
Speakers: Patty Bortz and Libby Bortz – 
Topic: Mother and Daughter: Facing Life’s Last Chapters Together
About the Presentation: In presentations to groups throughout the Denver metro area, Libby and Patty Bortz share their emotional journey as mother and daughter discussing the difficult topics of aging, dying and what matters most in the later chapters of life. They help other sons, daughters, fathers, mothers and partners learn how to start such critically important conversations with their own loving yet reluctant family members.
About Patty Bortz: Patty Bortz began her career practicing law as a staff attorney for the Alabama Supreme Court. She then worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. Her legal career included working as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons where she taught a wide variety of legal courses for agency management staff and paralegals. She transitioned her career into the nonprofit world, where she has worked tirelessly to improve Colorado’s public education and later to enrich the lives of seniors. She is a certified mediator and a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Patty serves on a number of boards and volunteers for several causes about which she is passionate. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her law degree from the University of Denver.
About Libby Bortz: Libby Bortz is a licensed clinical social worker with a long career as a therapist and involved citizen. In 2014, she was named Outstanding Alumnus by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her achievements, including having the Littleton Housing Authority name The Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center in her honor. Libby currently serves on a number of boards, locally and nationally. She is a member of the University of Colorado’s Medical School Committee. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and master’s in social work from the University of Denver.


DATE CHANGE – This joint meeting is on the 4th Thursday of September*
September 28, 2017 – Thursday, 3:30PM – 5:30PM
Denver Senior Coalitions JOINT Networking Meeting organized by the South Chapter
Location: Morningstar Ridgegate – Website
Address: 10100 Commons St Lone Tree, CO 80124
Property Contact: CyndiLee Bennett – 720-545-1645
The South Chapter is trying something different for our September Joint meeting and Morningstar Ridgegate is our host. This Joint meeting is a happy hour and networking event hosted by Morningstar Ridgegate complete with happy hour refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Bring plenty of cards and literature and be prepared to work the room and meet new people!
*Meeting was scheduled for Sept 21st, as of 7-20-17 this joint meeting is on Thursday, September 28th!


October 24, 2017 – Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30
Southwest Coalition on Aging Networking Meeting
Location: TBD
Address: TBD
Property Contact: TBD
About the Meeting:
This is the networking meeting for the SOUTHWEST Chapter of the Denver Senior Coalitions. Meetings include continental breakfast, networking and then a speaker and presentation on a topic relevant to the senior industry. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting and then are encouraged to join one or more of the Chapters. Bring business cards and literature to share. Interested in volunteering as a Director? Contact the President to ask about open positions. Elections are held in November.
Speaker & Topic: Mark Koebrich – Anecdotes about life in television, and latest on Alzheimer’s drug Leukine


November 28, 2017 – Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30
Southwest Coalition on Aging Networking Meeting
Location: TBD
Address: TBD
Property Contact: TBD
About the Meeting:
This is the networking meeting for the SOUTHWEST Chapter of the Denver Senior Coalitions. Meetings include continental breakfast, networking and then a speaker and presentation on a topic relevant to the senior industry. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting and then are encouraged to join one or more of the Chapters. Bring business cards and literature to share. Interested in volunteering as a Director? Contact the President to ask about open positions. Elections are held in November.
Speaker & Topic: David Ward, DC – Stride Ready


December 2017 Meeting – Date and Time TBD
Location: TBD
Address: TBD
Property Contact: TBD

The December meeting is a joint holiday meeting. Watch for details!


 

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Our membership dues are based on a calendar year and run from January through December. Dues start at $75 One Person Membership, One Company, ONE Coalition for a year. We have multi-member and multi-coalition memberships.

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JCAF

The Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF) receives monies that have been paid as dues to the chapters of the Denver Senior Coalitions. Members can fill out a JCAF Application recommending that a senior receive assistance.

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About Southwest
Southwest Meetings are generally held the 4th Tuesday of Jan, Feb, April, May, July, Aug, Oct and Nov from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at different locations around the Denver metro area. See location map for boundaries of the East, Northwest and Southwest Coalitions – Click Here

Joint Coalition Meetings are held March, June, September and December. Each of the Chapters is assigned a joint meeting to organize.  Meeting dates of the Joint Coalition meetings can vary.

Host a Meeting

Contact a Location Director if you would like to host a meeting or want to recommend a host location.

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Suggest a Speaker

Contact a Speaker Director if you would like to be a speaker or want to recommend a presentation.

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Southwest Officers

2017 Southwest Chapter President
Bill Hohs
303-747-6295
email
Company:
Carespire, LLC – Veteran Aid & Attendance Consultant


Vice President SW and VP of Membership
Patty McIlvaine
720-900-3951
Cell 303-597-8384
email

Company:
Aspen Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care

and

Assistant to VP of Membership
Susan Clarke 303-798-9727
email
Company:
Integral Design Group, Inc.


Secretary
Nikki Russell
303-761-0300
email
Company:
Brookdale Living


Treasurer
John Moran
720-635-3180
email
Company:
Moran & Long, CPAs


Co-Membership Directors
Debra Kirsten
720-933-9404
email
Company:
Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus

and

Lee McCue
303-859-0198
email
Company:
McTeam Real Estate Senior Division/Keller Williams DTC


Locations Director
Bill Doyle
303-903-1558
email
Company:
Re/Max Alliance


Speaker & Presentations Director
Gretchen Guerra
303-619-9697
email

Company:
Seven Stones


Joint Coalition Assistance Fund (JCAF) Committee
Position is Open


 

Webmaster Contact
Karin Hall 303-794-0799

email
Company: Seniors Resource Guide.com

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