Salute To Seniors Returns Virtually August 13 And 14

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~

DENVER CO. While many individuals are starting to venture out into the community and joining large groups in public places, we have decided to bring the Salute to Seniors virtually to your home on your favorite device be it a smart phone, a tablet, a laptop, or a desktop.  So we invite our readers to find a friend or family member, get some lunch and enjoy two hours of entertainment, information, education and fun.

The Salute to Seniors will be August 13 and 14 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera will open the Salute on August 13 and Hazel Miller and the Collective will again close the show at 12:30 pm on August 14.

Colorado’s own Central City Opera will feature world-renowned mezzo-soprano Megan Marino and pianist/conductor Sara Parkinson with world-class productions including a French Grand Opera aria paired with “Pure Imagination” from the popular film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

Coming to the stage will be The Black Iris Collective Trio is a female-led Roaring Twenties Band and After Midnight Trio known as the hottest jazz band since the Swing Era, led by award-winning clarinetist Roger Campbell.  These bands will bring selections from Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and other jazz celebrities.

We are privileged to have a special appearance by Huitzilopochtli, an Aztec ritual and spiritual experience, and a 1920s car exhibit sponsored by Forney Museum of Transportation.

Colorado’s own Active Minds co-founder, John Henderson will do a two-part series “From Bridges and Roads of the 1920s to Broadband and Internet of the 2020s”.  Also coming to the stage is Scott Denning, CSU Atmospheric Science Professor who will address the “3’s of Climate Change”.  Eileen Doherty will bring you the “Amazing Story of the Colorado Gerontological Society” where she has been the director since 1982. 

Salute Resources on the Porch is returning where older adults and families can go for an afternoon drive following the show and come by our office at 1129 Pennsylvania St, Denver and pull into the driveway for a quick moment to grab resources on various programs and services available to older adults. Older adults outside of the Denver area can have a goodie bag mailed to them.  Each day will end with a drawing.

Coming to the Expo will be community agencies from around the state who will share either a short video or presentation on the services they are offering for older adults.  Participants can visit the booths to learn more about the different products and services; talk to experts through the chat or email; or register for free promotions.

Grab a friend and enjoy lunch while you attend the Salute to Seniors on your favorite device, whether it be a smart phone, a tablet, or a computer, in the convenience of your home. 

Register at or call 1-866-294-3971 or 1-855-880-4777 (Spanish). If you need assistance or additional information, please call me at 303-333-3482.

Eileen Doherty, MS is the Executive Director of the Colorado Gerontological Society.  Her areas of expertise include management and administration of nonprofit organizations, education and training on issues related to older adults, advocacy and policy development on senior issues, and clinical practice in working with seniors and families to manage their lives in the later years. She has been the Director of the Society since 1982.  She teaches Nonprofit Management for Fort Hays State University.

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