The Salute 2022


33rd Annual Salute to Seniors on August 12 and 13, 2022, 11 am to 1 pm.


Baby Boomers Keep Changing the World – Healthy, Retired, and Engaged


To help older adults learn more about the future of aging by increasing awareness


  1. Education Program Sponsors
    1. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    2. Denver Office on Aging
    3. Crossroads Senior Living
    4. GRAIL
Redefining Retirement 2022

TBD – American Society on Aging, San Francisco

Baby boomers are the children of World War II fathers and mothers.  As the largest cohort and many of them having access to the wealth of their parents, redefining social norms, leading a healthy lifestyle, focusing on a global economy and much more, older adults have entered retirement with a new definition.  Retirement is seen as ten, twenty or even more years.  For some, it represents a third of their life.  Baby boomers have continued to be employed, some have retired and rejoined the workforce, others are spending much of their time engaged in community and working to improve the lives of others, climate change, social justice, and more.  Baby boomers are also redefining care, supports and services that are necessary in the later years.  Experts from the American Society on Aging will share their insights

The Older Worker and the Workforce

Bob Murphy, AARP, Denver

Bob joined AARP as Colorado’s State Director in 2016 and now serves 675,000 AARP members with the help of a staff of 8 people and 200 dedicated volunteers.  Our focus includes advocacy at the federal, state and local levels, support for family caregivers, promoting a rapidly growing network of age-friendly communities, encouraging retirement savings, increasing access to quality healthcare, lowering prescription drug prices, fighting to limit increases in utilities rates and working to provide more affordable housing and mobility options for older Coloradans. Bob Murphy has an extensive private and public sector background, including 22 years serving the residents of Lakewood, CO (pop. 155,000) as a Planning Commissioner, City Councilor, and Mayor (2007-2015).

Using Technology to Age in Place

Eileen Doherty, MS, Colorado Gerontological Society, Denver

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.    

Innovations in Science Increase Longevity

TBD PhRMA, Washington DC

The quick response of the scientific community to the COVID-19 pandemic has made us realize how important ongoing research and the development of new technologies is to better experience an aging society.  Pharmaceutical companies and bio-science research firms are consistently bringing new inventions to the market to keep us healthy and functioning.  Learn more about some of the recent advances that is will help you to age in place and live a long life.

Connectivity – The Internet and New Ways of Doing Business


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of the internet for all sorts of services, programs and care.  The post COVID-19 era requires accessing the internet, smart phones and other devices just to conduct daily business.  Physicians are turning to delivering medical care through tele-health, pharmacies send text messages when prescriptions are ready and cell phones give reminders of when to take pills, exercise, and/or manage our lives.  We are living in an e-commerce world with low in-store inventories while groceries, clothing, appliances and other goods and services come to our doorstep from large distribution centers.  We connect freely around the world with family and friends as we watch our grandchildren through video chats, face time and Face Book.  Our computers and cell phones bring us news and entertainment with streaming services that often replace traditional television.  Lastly, we enjoy the comfort of our home while attending educational programs, listening to musical productions, and visiting art museums, all with the click of a few buttons on our smart phones, computers or tablets. 


Adam Morgan

Adam Morgan is a broadcast media professional in the Denver area.  Adam hosts a number of radio shows including “Groove Jazz Rendezvous” every Saturday night at 8 pm on KUVO.  He also produces a weekly show on baby boomers and what they should know which airs on The Fan, 104.3 FM; KOSI 101.1, KYGO 98.5; and ESPN Denver, 1600 AM.  Adam serves on the Denver Commission on Aging.  A baby boomer himself, Adam is active in a number of senior organizations in Denver and Colorado looking always for ways to bring more inspiration to older adults, especially baby boomers.


August 12, 2022

11:00 am         Opening Remarks

11:10 am         The New Colorado Commission on Aging

11:20 am         Redefining Retirement in 2022 presented by American Society on Aging, San Francisco

11:35 am         The Older Adult and the Workforce presented by Bob Murphy, AARP, Denver

11:55 am         Online Trivia

12:15 pm         A Tour of Forney Museum of Transportation

12:35 pm         John Denver Tribute by Madison Quinns

12:55 pm         Announcement of winners of prizes

  1:00 pm         Adjourn

August 13, 2022

11:00 am         Opening Remarks

11:10 am         The Society’s Story

11:15 am         Using Technology to Age in Place presented by Eileen Doherty, MS, Colorado Gerontological Society, Denver

11:35 am         Innovations in Science Increase Longevity presented by PhRMA

11:55 am         Online Trivia

12:15 pm         The Digital Divide

12:35 pm         After Midnight Jazz Band

12:55 pm         Announcement of winners of prizes

  1:00 pm         Adjourn


A $100 Amazon Gift Card will be given away each day


Individuals can drive by the Colorado Gerontologcial Society, 1129 N Pennsylvania St, Denver, 80203 on 8/12 and 8/13 from 9 am to 5 pm and pick up applications, resources, and other resources and goodies. Stop in the drive, walk up to the front porch, and grab the items that are of interest to you. Major items that will be available include:

  • Colorado Senior Resource Guidebook (copy of front cover attached)
    • Health Insurance Toolkit
    • Medication Disposal Kits
    • Information on Society programs
    • Tabor Tax Refund
    • Affordable Housing Income Tax Refund for Seniors
    • Medicare Monday
    • And More

Online Trivia

Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, during the post-WWII baby boom, have many experiences.  This game of trivia will call on your memories, world events, work, and personal experiences.  Prompted by the emcee, participants will enter their responses in the chat.  Play to win! Winners will receive prizes

Forney Museum of Transportation (invited)

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 800 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It began 67 years ago with a single 1921 Kissel, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Today it includes not just vehicles, but also buggies, motorcycles, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, fire apparatus, public transportation, sleighs, bicycles, toys & die cast models, vintage apparel and much, much more!  This year’s special collection tour is sure to be a favorite.

After Midnight

The Benny Goodman Sextet is widely regarded as the best small jazz group of all time.  Their sound and style is modeled after that remarkable band but with a sophisticated and vintage vibe. The hard driving swing is refreshing and infectious, inspiring dancers and bringing toe-tapping joy to listeners of all ages. This music is incredibly difficult to play and we enjoy making it look and sound effortless. The group’s repertoire incorporates music from Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Lionel Hampton to Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. You’ll hear great swing music recently made popular by the likes of Dianna Krall, Michael Bublé, and Harry Connick Jr.

  • John Denver Tribute performed by The Mighty Quinns

The Mighty Quinns perform a tribute to the songs, music and spiritual connection of John Denver. Audiences everywhere have been thrilled and delighted to hear Denver’s music presented with the integrity of his intended message. Playing guitars, mandolin, percussion and bass, the Quinns present a fully energized performance evocative of Denver’s live concerts (and the entire band sings). The kindred musical talents and influences of the band members allow a performance true to the messages of peace, understanding and reference for the earth and environment that made Denver’s music so special.

Performing with The Mighty Quinns are John Hoover, Bruce Webb, Dick Sorenson and James Maltos. There work is inspired by John Denver, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and many more.


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