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February 20, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM.

At this meeting we welcome special guest Rep. Chris Kennedy

He will discuss his ideas on the senior property tax exemption (SPTE) and HB22-1205 - Senior Housing Tax Credit. The Senior Housing Tax Credit bill may be an alternative to a Senior Property Tax Exemption bill this year. He also has a primary care bill that he will share with us.

At this meeting we will continue reviewing the bills in our CCA Bill Tracker and voting on positions and/or keeping them in our Bill Tracker. Remember that every bill we follow must have a volunteer who will take responsibility to follow that bill through the committee hearings and discuss it at the CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings. 

  • Please review the list of bills and come prepared to share your top bills that you think we should follow and become involved with.
  • Remember that we will need volunteers to step forward to follow each of the bills we are tracking.
  • Be prepared to get involved in the bill tracking.

Here is a link to our bill tracker web page

where you will find the link to the actual bill tracker:

View Meeting Agenda - CLICK HERE

View CCA Advocacy Planning Subgroup List - CLICK HERE

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Colorado Center for Aging is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Feb 21, 2022 - 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Questions about CCA Advocacy Committees

Jeanette Hensley - email - 303-249-5598

Co-Chair of CCA Advocacy Committee

Rich Mauro - email - Direct: 303-480-6778

Co-Chair of CCA Advocacy Committee and Senior Policy and Legislative Analyst Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)

Questions about joining CCA

Contact our Executive Director or a Board Member:

Andrew Davies - Executive Director - Colorado Center for Aging - email

Work: 303-832-4535 - Cell: 970-217-6761

Colorado Center for Aging Board of Directors - CLICK HERE

Vacancy on CCA Board

The Colorado Center for Aging is dependent on volunteers, which includes our Board of Directors, to ensure we are successful at our mission of educating and advocating for older Coloradans. CCA’s board is an active collegial group of individuals committed to providing an advocacy platform for the issues most impacting the wellbeing of older Coloradans.


We are seeking to fill a vacancy on our Board of Directors and are particularly interested in candidates with any of the following areas of expertise: financial, banking, accounting and fundraising.


If you are interested in applying or knowing more about CCA’s Board of Directors, please reach out to Kelly Roberts, Vice President of Colorado Center for Aging at


Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

Ageism in the Self-checkout Lane

"There's a new form of ageism taking root and it appears to be an unintended consequence of both technology and a shrinking labor market. I refer to it as Self-checkout Ageism and it can be witnessed at major grocery store chains, coffee shops, and retailers ..." - READ MORE


Colorado COVID hospitalizations could return to summer levels by March

Colorado could see COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to levels experienced during summer lulls as soon as March, assuming the virus doesn’t throw out a new variant that invalidates much of the population’s immunity ..." - READ MORE


Colorado’s governor backs crime-prevention package

amid continuing scrutiny from Republicans, some police groups

"Gov. Jared Polis is backing a package of bills that will tackle an array of public safety issues through early intervention strategies and support for mental health programs aimed at making Colorado’s communities safer ..." - READ MORE


Colorado’s largest oil and gas producer wants permission

to drill closer than 2,000 feet from homes

"The buffer between homes and oil and gas drilling in Colorado is by rule 2,000 feet, except when it isn’t, and a move to drill in the middle of a residential area in Firestone is raising questions about how secure that buffer will be ..." - READ MORE


Can nixing daylight saving time unite Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District?

"Scott Yates knows it’s hard to find common ground in this hyperpartisan, divided political world. But he’s hoping the voters in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District can agree on at least one thing: It’s time to get rid of daylight saving time ..." - READ MORE


It's not just home prices. Rents rise sharply across the U.S.

"Last year, Laura Kraft landed a job in Orlando, Florida. She'd just gotten her PhD in entomology, meaning she studies bugs, and she'd be working on a big nature exhibit at a theme park. All that sounded great until she started looking for an apartment ..."



How to Protect Your Body From Injury From Head to Toe

"I recently became one of the more than four million people who play pickleball. And sadly, one of the nearly 20,000 who injure themselves doing so each year. Having hit my stride on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I confidently ran across the court and instead of returning the ball, rolled and broke my ankle ..." - READ MORE


Open Boards and Commissions

There are over 300 boards and commissions to which the Governor makes appointments. Boards and commissions are a critically important way for Coloradans to engage in their state government, help improve their communities and create a Colorado for All.


Events Around Colorado

Through March 23, 2022

Buried In Treasures Workshop Series

Join us for a 16-week course to help improve your life and create more living space for you and your family. This group meets once per week for 2-hours and offers a supportive environment for people ready to make a change in their life. This group is for adults age 60+ living in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties through funding support from DRCOG and Next50 Initiative. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Jordan at 866-217-5808 or email by Wednesday, November 10th.

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE


February 21, 2022 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Monday, February 21st the CCA Advocacy Committee will meet. Our CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting eNewsletter with agenda is sent out on the Sunday before a Monday morning meeting. We will be meeting every Monday until the session ends. Sometimes meetings are cancelled due to a Federal Holiday - LEARN MORE

February 21, 2022 - Monday, 11:00AM - 12:30PM

"Dementia 101 + Reducing Your Risk" by JJ Jordan

The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging and Dementia Friendly Denver are presenting this free class. The class covers the following topics such as:

  • What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the most common types of dementia?
  • What are the warning signs for dementia?
  • Cognitive issues might not be dementia 

Register Today- CLICK HERE

Friday, February 25 @ 7:30 am - 8:45 am

What keeps Healthcare CEOs Up At Night?

Hear from healthcare CEOs on the regional and national challenges that are on their radar, as well as the promising opportunities and trends on the horizon for the industry in 2022 and beyond. Topics include:

  • How has COVID-19 impacted your strategy and operations, and what have you learned that you will continue to implement going forward?
  • What strategies have you adopted to address current economic factors including inflation, staffing shortages, supply chain issues, and more?
  • What healthcare policies are driving your top initiatives? (e.g. No Surprises Act, Transparency in Coverage rule, etc.)
  • How does the Colorado healthcare market stack up vs. the national stage?

Register Today at CHSM Website - CLICK HERE

March 5, 2022 - Saturday, 11:00AM - 1:45PM

GenHERous 2 Webinar

Plan to attend the second GenHERous event on Saturday, March 5th from 11:00am-1:45pm. This conversation will take place on Zoom. We are excited to host another intergenerational conversation among women.

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

Register Today - CLICK HERE

March 24, 2022 - Wednesday, 3:00PM - 4:50PM


March 31, 2022 - Wednesday, 3:00PM - 4:50PM

Health Cabinet Policy Summit

Please register to join Lt. Governor Primavera, Health Cabinet executive directors, and industry leaders for the Health Cabinet Policy Summit hosted by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. A link to the full agenda is on our website:

View Agenda & Register:

  • When you register, you will be registered for Session 1 and Session 2:
  • Session 1 - March 24, 2022, 3:00PM – 4:50PM
  • Session 2 - March 31, 2022, 3:00PM – 4:50PM
  • Time shown in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

March 28 - 29, 2022

18th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

You are invited to attend the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference, March 28-29, 2022 at the Westin Denver Hotel. Co-Hosted by the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging, the VA GRECC, and CU Anschutz Division of Geriatrics, this conference brings together clinicians, service providers, researchers and community members in a unique learning environment of education and knowledge exchange providing the latest information of work being done in the aging sector.

Click here to register:

March 30, 2022 - Wednesday, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

"Dementia 101 + Reducing Your Risk" by JJ Jordan

The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging and Dementia Friendly Denver are presenting this free class. The class covers the following topics such as:

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

What are the most common types of dementia?

What are the warning signs for dementia?

Cognitive issues might not be dementia 

Register Today- CLICK HERE

CCA eNewsletter Archive

The CCA eNewsletters that go out on Sunday afternoons are archived on the CCA website. You can find all past newsletters at this link - CLICK HERE

CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings in 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee will be on Monday, February 21st. We will be meeting every Monday from 9:30AM to 11:30AM* until the legislative session ends. Note that sometimes meetings are cancelled due to Federal holidays or other events.

*During the active legislative session the Monday meetings may go to 11:30AM

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