SRC Happy Hour
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We will host happy hour in person!!  Details to come.

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November General Membership Meeting
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Join the SRC for our annual presentation: Colorado and Regional Population Trends and Aging.

Colorado was the 2nd fastest aging state in the nation last decade. Cindy DeGroen, the Senior Demographer in the State Demography Office, will discuss Colorado’s changing demographics and present the trends in Colorado’s aging, looking back over the past 30 years and looking forward to the next 30 years. Always an informational and interesting presentation especially this year with the implications of Covid on our population.

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SRC Happy Hour
Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for the final SRC Happy Hour of theYear! We will have food, drink and networking! Participate in the ornament gift exchange, bring a funny, silly, beautiful or unique ornament to contribute to the white elephant exchange.
DECEMBER 2, 2021 | 3:30-5:30 PM
CO SPGS, CO 80917

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December General Membership Meeting
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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Virtual Dine & Develop
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
March 2022 SRC Council Connections @ The Palisades at Broadmoor Park
Mar 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

AAA Medicaid Consulting and the Palisades will be co-hosting our March Council Connections. They will both share how their services can support the seniors our SRC Members serve. Food and drinks will be served, along with opportunities to win a prize!!!

We will also have time for networking!


April 2022 SRC General Membership @ Aspen Trails Retirement Resort
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Our April General Membership Meeting will focus on Affordable Housing options for Seniors in and around the Pikes Peak Region.  We will hear from a panel of experts to include: Steve Posey, Nancy Henjum and Silver Key.

Join us to learn more about affordable and low income housing inventory in Colorado Springs, who is working to support these efforts and what we can do as SRC members to help educate and support the seniors we all serve.


Steve Posey

Steve Posey is the Community Development Manager for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Prior to joining the City of Colorado Springs in 2012, Steve worked as a HUD program consultant for multiple jurisdictions in Arizona, including the City of Flagstaff and Coconino County. His specialty is the financing and development of public facilities and affordable housing using Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and Private Activity Bonds. Steve is dedicated to leveraging public resources with private investment in projects that result in long-term community benefits.


Nancy Henjum

Nancy Henjum is a 30-year resident of City Council District 5. Her dad was Joe Henjum, an Air Force pilot who was an instructor at the Air Force Academy where Nancy spent several years of her childhood. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University in Chicago, where she worked as a clinical therapist before moving with her husband to start a family in Colorado Springs. She and her husband, Steve Kern, a retired schoolteacher, have raised two children, now grown.

Nancy’s professional life in Colorado has included being the Chief Operations Officer for a public-private partnership that managed behavioral health services for 43 of the 63 counties in the state. She was also a faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, engaging in leadership development and executive coaching. She runs her own leadership consultancy business, working with a wide variety of organizations, both large and small, including energy companies, arts groups, non-profits, and civic entities.

Nancy has also served as a local volunteer-leader in many capacities: as board president for CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates); as facilitator with the Illumination Project promoting dialogue between law enforcement and community members; and as moderator of the council of First Congregational Church in downtown Colorado Springs.


Lee Patke

Lee has thirty years in corporate and non-profit settings that combined business operations, execution of strategic plans, workforce readiness, housing and program development, and service to clients across a variety of settings. Lee has served as Executive Director for Greccio Housing in Colorado Springs since 2010. Immediately prior to Greccio, Lee was Chief Operating Officer for Griffith Centers for Children, having served as a wilderness-based Therapist, Program Director, and COO over 12 his years there.  Lee is a long-time member of the Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club, spent 6 years on the Board of Housing Colorado, currently serves on the Board of Innovations in Aging Collaborative, and is a founding member of the Affordable Housing Collaborative in El Paso County.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Sam Houston State University, and a Master’s of Science in Social Work for the University of Texas in Arlington.  Lee and his wife Laura live in northern El Paso County and have 4 daughters.  The family enjoys a traditional outdoor Colorado lifestyle, and has lived, worked, and volunteered in the Pikes Peak region for 25 years.

Dayton Romero

Dayton is a Colorado Native, born in Trinidad Colorado, and has lived in Colorado Springs for over 12 years. He is an alumnus of UCCS where he earned a degree in Psychology with a minor in Gerontology, and is currently a Master of Public Health candidate, concentrating on leadership and public practice at CU Anschutz Medical.  He is completing his capstone as a part of the Community Collaborative Response Task Force that is aimed toward reducing fragmentation in our state’s healthcare system through care coordination.

Dayton has served in several leadership positions at Silver Key over the past 6 ½ years, where he has had led the Health and Wellness teams including behavioral health and housing programs; designing of programs and systems flows; and developed Silver Key’s centralized phone system and data base.

Dayton currently serves as Director of Healthcare Strategy and Integration at Silver Key. He is responsible for guiding and influencing local, state, and national design of projects and efforts to ensure a pathway is made for Silver Key to maximize service delivery and resources. Additionally, he provides leadership through development of strategy, presentations, and implementation internally and externally for senior service expansion.

Henjum Accolades Pre-event Networking and Happy Hour @ Creekside Event Center
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Joe Henjum Senior Accolades is an event to honor those providing exemplary work that benefits seniors in our community.


The Henjum Awards celebrate our community’s heroes who go above and beyond in their service to our city’s seniors. Multiple nominees for the exceptional Volunteer, exceptional Business as well as exceptional Business Professional working in the Colorado Springs area are considered and weighed by a panel of local seniors, and the winner of each is announced at our annual awards event.
A proper celebration for proper local heroes.

2022 Joe Henjum Senior Accolades @ Creekside Event Center
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Joe Henjum Senior Accolades is an event to honor those providing exemplary work that benefits seniors in our community.

The Henjum Awards celebrate our community’s heroes who go above and beyond in their service to our city’s seniors. Multiple nominees for the exceptional Volunteer, exceptional Business as well as exceptional Business Professional working in the Colorado Springs area are considered and weighed by a panel of local seniors, and the winner of each is announced at our annual awards event.
A proper celebration for proper local heroes.

Save the Date!
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Open Networking & Pre-event Happy Hour 3:00-5:00
Accolades Dinner and Awards Presentation 5:00-7:00

Creekside Event Center

5515 Palmer Park Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80915

May 2022 Virtual Dine & Develop
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

May’s Dine & Develop will be a virtual event. Come learn how the Direct Care Workforce Collaborative is working to standardize training and curriculum for Personal care workers.  We will hear from Penny Whitney and Brooke Snyder!

Personal care workers provide most of the paid, hands-on home care received by millions of frail older adults living in their own homes, assisted living and other non-institutional settings. The Personal Care Assistant (PCA) workforce is projected to grow 45% and create 56,500 job openings by 2026 in Colorado. Standardizing training will prepare PCAs to care for complex clients and provide career mobility and workforce flexibility for PCA’s if they want to move from one place to another.

We hope to see you May 18th for this exciting and informational event by our friends at the Direct care workforce collaborative.

Don’t forget to RSVP to receive your meeting login.

The DCWC is a stakeholder led Colorado initiative with a Mission to stabilize the direct care workforce by implementing strategies to support three identified priority areas (Compensation/Benefits; Training/Career Advancement; and Value/Awareness) and to raise awareness of the essential contributions of this workforce to healthcare.

The Vision for DCWC is to be recognized as the central hub for action, expertise, and advocacy on behalf the direct care workforce. This vision is beginning to become a reality this year as each of our three Action Groups begin implementation of the strategic action steps developed in 2021 and as the DCWC develops important partnerships across the State.

DCWC is positioned with a full agenda of goals for 2022; however, the success of all the goals is linked to an increased awareness and understanding of the important healthcare role of the direct care workforce.  Colorado is identified as the second fastest aging state in the US.  Research confirms that 70% of those over 65 will need the support of a direct care professional sometime in their life. The work DCWC does today to stabilize the direct care workforce and raise awareness of their essential value will provide benefit well beyond 2022.

Penny Whitney
Hello, I am Penny Whitney.  It is my privilege to serve as the 2021-2022 Co-Chair for the Colorado Direct Care Workforce Collaborative. My path to the DCWC has been both professional and personal.  During the last ten years the focus of my professional consulting practice has been strategic facilitation and interprofessional team leadership development in healthcare and most specifically long-term skilled healthcare.  Although my consulting focuses on leadership teams, I know and value the importance of the direct care workforce for quality care outcomes. However, it was not until I had two family members diagnosed with terminal conditions ultimately requiring the support of direct care givers that I really understood the importance of the direct care workforce and the value they provide not only to clients but to families.

July 2022 SRC General Membership @ Aspen Trails Retirement Resort
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Mayor John Suthers will be our guest speaker at July’s General Membership meeting.  He will share more about how our City is helping the Colorado Springs Senior Community and other important issues impacting all community members.

Seating is open to the public and limited, so please register ahead of time to ensure you have a seat.

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Mayor John Suthers

The 41st mayor of Colorado Springs, Suthers’ first term began in May of 2015. John Suthers was re-elected to a second term as mayor by an overwhelming majority in April of 2019.

A lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, Suthers attended grade school here and graduated from St. Mary’s High School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, and in the top quarter of his law school class at the University of Colorado. After graduation, he returned home and became a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado Springs before spending ten years at the law firm of Sparks, Dix and Enoch.

John’s wife Janet also grew up in Colorado Springs, earned her MBA from UCCS and is retired from Agilent Technologies. She is a lifelong community volunteer including service on the District 12 School Board and the City Planning Commission. John and Janet have two accomplished daughters and two beautiful grandchildren.

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August 2022 SRC Virtual Dine & Develop
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for August’s Virtual Dine & Develop, we will hear from Magdalene Lim, Director at the UCCS Aging Center.  Dr. Lim will present about the UCCS Aging Center Programs as well as other senior focused programs at UCCS.  Come and learn how the Aging Center can help support Seniors in our Community!

Don’t forget to register to receive your meeting login.

Dr. Magdalene Lim


Dr. Magdalene Lim joined the UCCS Aging Center in 2016. She is the Director of the UCCS Aging Center and Clinical assistant Professor at UCCS. She oversees the clinical training of graduate- level Geropsychology students and the service delivery for older adults and their families. In collaboration with community partners and providers, the services at the Aging Center include interventions and programs for improving mental and cognitive health, and supports family caregivers in their caregiving journey.

A graduate of the Palo Alto University, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Program, Dr. Lim completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center and holds a post-degree certificate for family intervention. In her two-year postdoctoral residency, she provided integrated services at a Family Medicine Clinic and services as Educator for Internal Medicine residents at an affiliated hospital caring for geriatric patients. Specialty interests include Geropsychology, Neuropsychology (for geriatric population), Multiculturalism, and Collaborative Work with interprofessional teams.

September 2022 SRC Council Connections @ The Senior Center
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our next Council Connections will be hosted by The Senior Center and Seniors Blue Book in September.  We have a fun afternoon of networking planned.  Don’t miss it!

Registration is not required, but helpful for planning!

October 2022 SRC General Membership @ Aspen Trails Retirement Resort
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Janine Vanderburg, Director and Chief Catalyst at Changing the Narrative will share more about the communications and awareness campaign to increase the understanding of ageism and change how people think, talk and act about aging and ageism.  Ending ageism is important.  People across the United States and the world are living longer and healthier lives. Yet national research conducted by FrameWorks Institute over the last three years shows that aging is misunderstood in America, and ageist and negative stereotypes about older people abound.

Registration is not required, but helpful for planning!

Janine Vanderburg

Janine’s goals: Catalyze social change, facilitate conversations that matter, encourage bold and creative thinking to solve complex problems, and always, always, have fun along the way!

Advancing the idea that age, identity or zip code should not interfere with any of us fully using our strengths. Encore champion, social change strategist, community organizer, speaker, facilitator and trainer.

Changing the Narrative is a campaign to change the way that people think, talk and act and aging and ageism. Our end game? To end ageism. We use evidence-based approaches and innovative campaigns to address ageism in work, healthcare, popular culture and wherever it appears. We strive to create more age-inclusive workplaces, communities and society.

November 2022 SRC Virtual Dine & Develop
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At our November Virtual Dine & Develop we will hear from State Demographer, Cindy DeGroen, who joins us annually to share the latest data and information about Seniors and Aging in Colorado.

Don’t forget to register to receive your meeting login.

Cindy DeGroen

Cindy DeGroen is a Senior Demographer at the Colorado State Demography Office, the primary state agency for population and demographic information in addition to the office representing state and local needs and concerns relating to the conduct of the decennial census. She has over 25 years of experience analyzing economic and demographic trends for the United States and Colorado.