Senior Advocacy Group Honors Primavera

(Aug 24) – Rep. Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield, is a recipient of a 2015 Serving Our Seniors award presented by the Colorado Senior Lobby, a nonpartisan legislative watchdog group.

Ed Shackelford, president of the organization, cited Rep. Primavera for her sponsorship of HB15-1033, which established a strategic planning group to study problems relating to Colorado’s increasing number of residents aged 50 and over. The planning group’s first meeting was last week.

“The ratio of working adults to senior citizens in Colorado will drop by a third in 15 years,” Rep. Primavera said. “This new law will produce a strategic action plan to anticipate and respond to the significant changes Colorado will have to make to accommodate the increasing number of residents 50 years of age and older.”
The award was presented Saturday in Highlands Ranch at the group’s annual meeting. Other legislators receiving SOS awards were Reps. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, and Kit Roupe, R-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Canon City, who sponsored Rep. Primavera’s bill in the Senate.

The Colorado Senior Lobby’s mission is “to enhance the quality of life of seniors in Colorado through education.” It advocates for legislation benefiting seniors but is nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates.

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