Relive the 2021 Salute to Seniors

The Salute 2021

The Salute 2021 was a blowout extravaganza of a virtual event. The Society thanks each and every participant, whether attendee, exhibitor, entertainer, educator, or emcee! Be sure to check the Salute Event Directory of sponsors that made this event possible. Relive all the excitement below and keep the conversation going with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!

Roaring into the 2020’s


Friday August 13, 2021
11:00 am – Welcome – Mitch Jelniker and Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
11:10 am – The Story of CGS – Executive Director, Eileen Doherty
11:25 am – Virtual Resource Fair
11:40 am – “3 S’s of Climate Change” – Scott Denning
11:55 am – Live Entertainment – Black Iris Collective Trio
12:15 pm – 1920’s Car Show – The Forney Museum of Transportation
12:30 pm – Virtual Resource Fair
12:45 pm – Live Entertainment – After Midnight Band
01:00 pm – Closing Remarks and Prize Raffle

Watch Day One

Saturday August 14, 2021

11:00 am – Welcome – Mitch Jelniker
11:10 am – “From Bridges to Broadband” Part 1 – John Henderson, Active Minds
11:25 am – Virtual Resource Fair
11:40 am – “From Bridges to Broadband” Part 2 – John Henderson, Active Minds
11:55 am – Live Entertainment – Central City Opera
12:05 pm – Virtual Resource Fair
12:20 pm – Live Entertainment – Hazel Miller & The Collective
01:00 pm – Closing Remarks and Prize Raffle

Watch Day Two

Events and Attractions

As we have for the past thirty-one years, The Salute brings together a variety of events and attractions to make it among the most exciting days of the year! Check out some of the resources, education, and entertainment from the 2021 Salute to Seniors.

Education and Motivation

Presentations by Active Minds

Bringing you outstanding educational experiences through clear and creative teaching strategies, John Henderson, Co-Founder of Active Minds, Denver, compared the era of roads and bridges of the 1920s with the 2020s of broadband and internet in a two-part presentation.

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Presentation by Scott Denning 

We are excited to welcome Scott Denning, atmospheric science professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. He taught a comprehensive and engaging presentation on the “3 S’s of Climate Change”.

BioCycle: Denning Research Group - Scott Denning

Showcases and Entertainment

1920’s Cars from Forney Museum

The Forney Museum of Transportation brought back a showcase of the jewels of their 1920’s collection of transportation artifacts in a one-of-a-kind virtual tour of the Museum.

1909 Unic Taxicab - Forney Museum of Transportation | Antique cars, Veteran  car, Cars

Forney Museum of Transportation

Jazz Entertainment by the After Midnight Jazz Band

After Midnight brought you incredible performances of some of your favorite jazz songs, including works from Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra! Award winning clarinetist Roger Campbell leads the hottest jazz band since the Swing Era! Colorado’s Premier Swing Band is featured in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame at Red Rocks! Swinging hard since 1997, this extraordinary group of musicians has performed hundreds of concerts around the country. This infectious music is guaranteed to get you dancing, swinging, and smiling!

Entertainment from 1920’s Trio Black Iris Collective

Enjoy performances by this female led Roaring Twenties Band as they bring you Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington favorites!

Central City Opera

Tune in to enjoy performances from Colorado’s own professional opera. World renowned mezzo-soprano Megan Marino and pianist/conductor Sara Parkinson, will be bringing you world-class productions including a French Grand Opera aria paired with “Pure Imagination” from the popular film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



Aztec dance group, led by Daniel Stange will be performing with a traditional cultural display. 

Resource Fair and Expo

The Salute brings together information and resources from across Colorado to help older adults and their families find trustworthy, reliable solutions to the everyday needs of aging. As the largest older adult expo in Colorado for over 31 years, The Salute presents a fun virtual twist with dozens of exhibits offering resources, information, and tools for living health and independent lives.

  • Housing Options
  • Home Care
  • Healthcare Services
  • Financial Services
  • Legal Services
  • Insurance Options
  • And more!

Watch videos, sign up for promotions, and ask a representative to contact you so you can personally talk with someone about the services they have to offer.

6,318 Virtual Event Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

Since 2020, The Salute has brought you a virtual resource fair to find education, information, marketing, and entertainment. In fifteen minute increments throughout The Salute, our exhibitors will showcase their resources and offer ways to connect and keep the conversation going after the event. View the Event Directory for help finding what types of resources we have for you! We’re so excited to bring you the best senior resources Colorado has to offer!

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