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Colorado Coalition for Senior Economic Security

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Read more about the background on this initiative and discover what other states are doing to help seniors enroll in benefits in:

The Colorado Coalition for Senior Economic Security (CCSES) is part of a broader initiative supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies that aims to improve benefits access systems for low-income older adults. Similar initiatives are also taking place in Alabama and Cook County, IL.

Lead partner

NCOA’s lead partner in Colorado that is helping to coordinate this initiative is Centura Health LINKS.

State activities

On April 25, 2013 CCSES sponsored a kick-off meeting in Denver and Pueblo, attended by more than 100 representatives of aging and anti-poverty organizations from throughout Colorado. Participants identified opportunities to improve benefits access in three key areas:

  • Outreach and communication
  • Collaboration
  • Policy and programmatic changes

Read a summary of proposed issues and solutions that arose during the kickoff event, and view a compendium of organizational strengths identified by CCSES participant agencies. View a list of agencies participating in the Coalition (current as of July 8, 2013).

Upcoming subcommittee meetings

The  policy sub-committee is meeting on the topic of senior transportation on Tuesday, January 27th, from 9 – 11 am at Centura Health LINKS. We will hear from CDOT and DRMAC and be able to present questions on specific transportation issues or new ideas to meet the needs of Older Adults. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please RSVP to Dinah Frey at Hunger Free Colorado ( or 303-228-7945).

All the meetings will be held at our Centura Health LINK Offices at: 

2420 W. 26th Ave Suite 450D
Denver, CO 5-80211

Phone: 720-321-8850 

Past webinars

At the start of this effort, CCSES hosted a monthly webinar to discuss progress to date to help increase and improve low-income seniors’ access to core benefit programs. Recordings of these webinars can be accessed online at:


See what the CCSES has been up to by looking at our latest newsletter (May 2014). Read past issues:


CCSES participants may find the following resources of use when considering their activities:

Contact information

To become a member of CCSES, please email William Kistler at Centura Health Links.

Like CCSES on Facebook and follow the Coalition on Twitter.



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