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Links & Memos about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease
March 14, 2020
From the Denver Senior Coalition Executive Board:
The Denver Senior Coalition Executive Board made up of the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the individual chapters along with volunteers, have determined that we will not hold the March joint meeting and that there will be no chapter meetings in April. Holding regular chapter meetings in May, will be evaluated around April 15, 2020. We want all of our members and the community to stay safe, especially the older adults that we serve.
Regards, The 2020 Denver Senior Coalition Executive Board
March 13, 2020
A Message from Governor Polis on COVID-19
“As some of the most prominent leaders in our state with the ability to communicate to large networks of Coloradans, and given our need to reach as many Coloradans as possible during this difficult time, I will be providing this group with periodic updates on our efforts to protect our state from novel coronavirus (COVID-19), with the hope that you can pass information on to your networks …” – CLICK HERE
March 14, 2020
A Message from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
“Per direction from Governor Polis, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is restricting all visitors at skilled nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities to protect the health of the residents and health care workers at those facilities. These facilities provide care to older Coloradans with underlying health conditions …” –CLICK HERE
March 13, 2020
A Message from Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF)
“The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) is working in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to stop the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, the Department strongly encourages providers to take emergency measures to screen members and consider restricting visitors at the following settings: …” – CLICK HERE
Resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Setting the standards for excellence in senior placement and referral services
“… Senior placement consultants care about protecting vulnerable seniors and their families in their time of need. From this passion, the Greater Denver Placement and Referral Alliance (GDPRA) was created. Formed in November 2018, Denver is the first chapter in a national alliance of placement and referral agents and care providers aligned to protect the best interests of older adults and their families …”
Greater Denver Placement and Referral Alliance (GDPRA) – CLICK HERE
Google Workshops were in August
Google hosted workshops in libraries along the front range in August. In case you missed them, they have posted free training and tools online.
Google.org Impact Challenge Colorado
Google has announced a program where non-profits can apply to Google.org Impact Challenge Colorado to receive funding for bold ideas the create economic opportunity. Apply online.
Find a 9Health Fair in the Fall
Don’t wait to make your health a priority. Take control today and register online to attend a 9Health Fair convenient for you. Our 9Health Fair sites are located throughout Colorado to ensure you find one close to home. Use the website to search for a health fair to meet your needs.
Who is PorchLight?
The District Attorney’s Office is bringing a Family Justice Center to the First Judicial District, which serves Jefferson and Gilpin counties. More than 75 partner agencies will work together to provide coordinated services for victims of violence. Violence can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, harassment, threats, strangulation, murder, elder, and at-risk individuals abuse, human trafficking, property damage, and child abuse. Once open the PorchLight Family Justice Center (FJC) will provide comprehensive legal, emotional and critical supportive services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, at-risk adult abuse, elder abuse, and human trafficking. The center will be centrally located in Jefferson County, Colorado. The FJC will be a safe, caring environment that provides one-stop services and support. Key local government agencies, law enforcement, community, social and legal service providers, and District Attorney’s Offices will be located on-site at the FJC to make it easier for victims and survivors to get help. We desire to offer our community a kind-hearted, victim-centered home where victims, survivors and their children come first as they work through the healing process.
Denver Senior Coalitions has a LinkedIn Group
Connect with the Denver Senior Coalitions LinkedIn Group and share your news for posting on LinkedIn and the coalition website
July and August 2019
2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums on Affordable Housing in Colorado
The Forums are across Colorado: Centennial, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Pueblo
Help DOH spend $1 Billion in Housing Funds! Housing Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing (DOH) and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to host Colorado statewide Outreach and Engagement Forums. Participants will hear from each agency on policies, programs and recent housing-related legislation. Through facilitated discussions, participants will provide perspective and opinions on how existing programs are working, where additional funding could be most useful and effective, and the resource, research and technical assistance needs of their communities.
View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE
August 12, 2019 is the Death and Taxes: Understanding at Least One of Them.
You will: See, hear, and interact with a select group of lawmakers, policy experts and fellow citizens as we, together, unravel the mysteries of how these laws and constitutional amendments: GALLAGHER (1982), TABOR (1992), SENIOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION (2000), AMENDMENT 23 (2000) REFERENDUM C (2005), and Proposition CC (2019) together, impact your lives, your schools, your roads, fire departments, and law enforcement in significant and meaningful ways. And what every voter needs to understand about Proposition CC, coming on the fall ballot. This event is at the PPA Event Center at 2105 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80211. Free Parking!
Buy your ticket – CLICK HERE
RiverPointe Senior Living has an opening for an Activities Assistant
RiverPointe Independent Community of Littleton has an immediate opening for a Part-time Activities Department Assistant. The right candidate for the position would ideally transition into a salaried position as Director of Resident services – CLICK HERE
Sunrise at Cherry Creek is hosting “Third Thursday Thrive” Networking Meetings
Address: 251 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO
Start your morning with the most important meal of the day among your most important connections in our field. Sunrise invites all professionals in Senior Care to attend a networking breakfast on the 3rd Thursday of each month. July’s meeting is on July 18th from 8:30AM to 9:30AM.
Denver Senior Coalitions Celebrates Non-Profits Serving Older Adults
At the December Holiday Party of the Denver Senior Coalitions, this senior professional networking group showed their holiday spirit. The organization gave away Joint Coalition Assistance Fund awards of $3,000 each to 5 deserving organizations that serve older adults.
Recipients included A3, The Colorado Gerontological Society, GLBT Community Center of Colorado, Neighbor Network, and Sunshine Home Share Colorado. These 5 organizations are members of the Denver Senior Coalitions and they went through a detailed application process. Companies that serve seniors are invited to attend a networking meeting and consider joining for 2019. Learn more about the organization – CLICK HERE
Denver Senior Coalition members PrimeTime for Seniors attended the event and took photographs of the JCAF recipients and ran an article about the December holiday party in their January 2019 Newspaper. Link to their website to learn more and view the January 2019 Newspaper
Link to January 2019 PrimeTime for Seniors – CLICK HERE
Our article is on page 19.
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