The Boom Box Blog

Amplifying the inspiring, exciting ways Adults 50+ can connect, learn, serve, and create impact.

Reading of the U.S. Constitution

Experience U Presentation (* FREE): Our North Star: Participatory Reading of the U.S. Constitution   4 p.m., Thursday, October 2020 As part of this FREE public event, we will be reading key portions of the U.S. Constitution, a historic document that has endured for more than 230 years and is the foundation of our form … Continue reading “Reading of the U.S. Constitution”

Kelly Brown Named New Executive Director

Kelly Brown Selected To Lead Boomers Leading Change Veteran nonprofit leader Kelly Brown has been named the new Executive Director of Boomers Leading Change (BLC). Kelly joined the organization on July 6 after being selected by the BLC Project Board in June. She replaces Phil Nash, who announced his intent to step down earlier this … Continue reading "Kelly Brown Named New Executive Director"

Experience Engaged Fellow Makes Masks

 After the state of Colorado issued Stay-At-Home orders with requirements of wearing some type of mask when venturing outdoors, many Coloradans raced to fashion bandanas, scarves and other home-made masks that ideally can be washed and reused. Weeks ago Colorado Governor Polis launched the to ensure residents have a resource to produce their own … Continue reading "Experience Engaged Fellow Makes Masks"

Democracy in Action: Census 2020

Boomers Leading Change (BLC) is a supporter and committed community advocate for Census 2020. Thanks to a grant from the Next Fifty Initiative we are on the front lines in ensuring that older Americans in our community get counted this year.   The Census outreach began January 21, 2020 and officially is completed on July … Continue reading “Democracy in Action: Census 2020”

Boomers Leading Change Launches Fellowship Program

Experience Engaged is our brand new year-long Fellowship program for men and women over 50 who will serve at various nonprofits to address community needs. It will be an opportunity to make significant contribution while also making a real social impact. We will begin speaking to those interested in August 2019.  


Welcome Back! This is Part 2 of our original Re-Scaling presentation held in March 2019 which focused on decluttering your physical space and environment — Re-Scaling the STUFF in your life. As part of our July 24 session we will work on our internal re-scaling. Didn’t attend in March? No worries! Catch up with us … Continue reading “RE-SCALING YOUR LIFE – PART2”

Intergenerational Engagement: The New 21st Century Skill

Intergenerational engagement goes against the tide — age silos are the norm in American culture and society. This is reinforced by consumer marketing – clothing, social services, entertainment products and venues, housing/living styles, and evermore so in identity politics. How to step out of our comforting generational insulation? Can we suspend judgment for a time … Continue reading “Intergenerational Engagement: The New 21st Century Skill”

Sorting Through Your Life: Scaling Back Stuff and Building Up Value

Many Boomers still believe that Stuff= Status+Security. More stuff came in through the door than went out. Come Wednesday, March 27 our panel of Specialists will show you how to streamline, scale back or downsize your life. By exploring the materialistic Desire to Acquire, our presenters swill take a therapeutic approach to overcoming our fear … Continue reading “Sorting Through Your Life: Scaling Back Stuff and Building Up Value”

Anti-Ageism Activist Applewhite in Denver

Boomers Leading Change is happy to partner in promoting a Book Tour by Author and Anti-Ageist Activist Ashton Applewhite, who will be in Denver for 5 separate book signings from March 8-10. (see schedule below) Applewhite likes to say: “People are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives.” Her book —This Chair … Continue reading “Anti-Ageism Activist Applewhite in Denver”

Power Up Your Game!

Join Boomers Leading Change’s and a panel of 4 experts that will lay the foundation for the different stages of encore career planning and development.1) Sorting out what you want to do2) Perfecting your profile to do it3) Finding the market for your ‘do”4) What to do in the meantime? Panelists include: Sheila Clemenson – … Continue reading “Power Up Your Game!”

Great New Opportunity with CCHI and Boomers!

Boomers Leading Change seeks volunteers to guide others through the healthcare system.

Encore Career Panel Discussion

DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.WHERE: Carla Madison Rec Center (Colfax & Josephine Sts.), 2401 E Colfax Ave., Denver As part of our Colorado Encore Network program, Boomers Leading Change will host a workshop–“Power up your game: Encore Career Strategizing”— from 5:30-7:30 pm., February 21, 2019 at Carla Madison Recreation Center 2401 E Colfax Ave … Continue reading “Encore Career Panel Discussion”

Setting Your 2019 Encore Resolutions

Join Boomers Leading Change and Janine Vanderburg of Encore Roadmap on Wed, January 30 for a Colorado Encore Network free presentation focused on creating resolutions and concrete goals and objectives that will move you forward on your encore path in 2019. The mission of Boomers Leading Change is to mobilize, connect and empower the Encore … Continue reading “Setting Your 2019 Encore Resolutions”

A NEW YEAR: And A Time to Get Creative with A Purpose

“Boomers gives you the platform to spread your wings,” says Elsie Humes, a volunteer who gives one day a week to hospice work.

A Look Back … And a Look Ahead

Thanks to you, 2018 has been a record-shattering year for Boomers Leading Change. More people than ever are joining this exciting movement to put the talent and experience of older adults to work for social good. With your help, here are just a few of the great things we’ve accomplished: • More than 600 people … Continue reading “A Look Back … And a Look Ahead”

The New 50s: Far From Retirement

After Chip Conley sold Joie de Vivre, the boutique hotel company he created and ran for about 24 years, his life took an unexpected turn. At 52, he was sought out by Brian Chesky, the then-31-year-old chief executive of Airbnb, for advice on how to turn the fledgling home-sharing start-up into a major player in … Continue reading “The New 50s: Far From Retirement”


  EVERY DAY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THE MAILBOX IS FULL OF APPEALS FOR HELP.  You could just send checks to the many charities sustaining needed services in the community. Or you could do something different. Something better than giving money. You could put your experience to use helping the most vulnerable among us. … Continue reading “GIVING THANKS IN A DIFFERENT WAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON”

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY: Can Colorado Lead the Nation?

Every year more than one million Coloradans experience a mental health or substance use disorder. How do we make our state a leader in treating and preventing these illnesses?


This interactive presentation allows attendees to learn how to recognize, refuse, and report scams, fraud and financial exploitation.


Budget-cutting is daily news out of Washington. If Meals on Wheels isn’t safe from the fiscal axe, can Medicare be far behind?