The Salute 2021

Attend The Salute

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 32nd Annual Salute to Seniors! The Salute is coming to your living room again. While we would like to think that the pandemic is behind us and many of us are vaccinated, out of an abundance of caution, the Salute to Seniors will be held virtually on August 13 and 14, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm. Join us for two days of entertainment, education, resources, and fun!

Senior Computer Seminar

Roaring into the 2020’s

Quick Facts


The Salute to Seniors
Friday and Saturday August 13 and 14, 2021
11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Virtual Event
Hosted via Hopin 

Link to Registration:

Registration Instructions :

  1. Follow the link above.
  2. Click “Log in” or “Sign up” in the upper right corner.
    •  If you joined us last year and remember your login, click “Log in”. If you do not remember your login, click “Forgot your password?” and enter your email address to recover your password.
    •  If you did not join us last year and are new to Hopin click “Sign up” and then “Sign up with email”.
  3. Once you have signed in or created an account you should see “Join event” under “Tickets”. Click “Join event” and you are signed up!

If you are in need of special accommodations to participate in The Salute or if you are having trouble registering, please contact us separately at 303-333-3482


Day 1 Schedule: August 13, 2021

11:00-11:10amGreetings and Overview from Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
11:10-11:25 am The Amazing Story of CGS by Eileen Doherty, MS, Executive Director
11:25-11:40Visit Booths
11:40-11:55 amThe 3 S’s of Climate Change by Scott Denning, Colorado State University, Professor, Atmospheric Science 
11:55-12:10 pmBlack Iris Collective Trio: Female-led Roaring Twenties Band
12:15-12:30 pm1920s Cars Showcase by The Forney Museum of Transportation
12:30-12:45pmVisit Booths
12:45-1:00 pmAfter Midnight Trio: Hottest jazz band since the Swing Era, led by award-winning clarinetist Roger Campbell

Day 2 Schedule: August 14, 2021

11:00-11:10am Welcome to Day 2
11:10-11:25 amFrom Roads to Bridges by John Henderson, Co-Founder of Active Minds, Denver Part 1
11:25-11:40Visit Booths
11:40-11:55 amFrom Roads to Bridges by John Henderson, Co-Founder of Active Minds, Denver Part 2
11:55-12:10 pmCentral City Opera: Colorado’s own professional opera, bringing world-class productions since 1932
12:15-12:30 pmHuitzilopochtli: Aztec dance group led by Daniel Stange 
12:30-12:45pmVisit Booths
12:45-1:00 pmHazel Miller & the Collective: World-renowned jazz group, led by music icon Hazel Miller
11:00-11:10amGreetings and Overview from Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera

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 to look forward to in the upcoming 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, will compare the era of roads and bridges of the 1920s with the 2020s of broadband and internet in a two-part presentation. Tune in on August 14, 2021!

Learn more about Active Minds on their website:


Presentation by Scott Denning 

We are excited to welcome Scott Denning, atmospheric science professor at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. He will be bringing you a comprehensive and engaging presentation on the “3 S’s of Climate Change”. Join us on August 13, 2021 at 11:40am!

BioCycle: Denning Research Group - Scott Denning

More to Come!

Also performing on stage will be a narrated travel program on local, state, national and international destinations! Additional subjects include diversity, inclusion, health equity, and other current topics!

Showcases and Entertainment

1920’s Cars from Forney Museum

The Forney Museum of Transportation will be back with a showcase of the jewels of their 1920’s collection of transportation artifacts in a one-of-a-kind virtual tour of the Museum. Join us live on August 13, 2021 at 12:15pm! 

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 will bring 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 on August 14, 2021 at 11:55am 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 on stage on August 14, 2021 at 12:15pm. 


More Exciting Guests to Come!

Keep checking out our website to stay updated on all of our new developments for this year’s Salute!

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

New in 2020, The Salute brought you a virtual resource fair to find education, information, marketing, and entertainment. We will again be bringing you a virtual experience in 2021! 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!

Sponsor The Salute

For the past 31 years, The Colorado Gerontological Society hosted the largest senior information and entertainment fair in Colorado. This is possible only with the support and energy of the hundreds of senior-oriented businesses and services who participate.

The Salute to Seniors went virtual in 2020 and will again be virtual for 2021! This has been a new adventure for all of us and we hope that you will join us in bringing some information, fun and education as we continue to protect the health and safety of our older adults.

With thousands of participants every year, the Salute offers the widest exposure for your company. Individuals from across the Front Range frequently attend and bring a statewide angle to your business. In a virtual environment, your business’ reach will stretch even farther!

Each sponsor will create a virtual booth with either a 2-3 minute video or slideshow of your products and services or a single slide that features your company offerings! These booths are featured live throughout the event, and offer real time interaction with attendees even when your virtual booth is no longer live.

Watch this space for additional information on other virtual benefits for our valued sponsors.

With various sponsor packages, you can find the right fit for your company’s budget. For more information, contact our marketing team by phone at 303-333-3482 or contact us online.

Sponsor Packages

                            Basic Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Virtual Exhibit Booth with logo, photos, descriptions, chat room, and 2-3 minute video/slideshow or static slide2 booths
Listing in Salute Event Directory with link to company website
Increase awareness of your business with the aging market
Branding through print and social media
50+ Marketplace News Special Pullout Publicity – Distribution of 200,000 
Posts each on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram pre-event, during event, and post-event 
2 minute demo video on products, posted on CGS website (post event)  
15 minute podcast (interview with Eileen Doherty)  
Sponsor logo featured on a segment (e.g. Showcase, Entertainment, Presentation). 
Sponsor Now!!

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