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February 28, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM.

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.

We have been asked to support HB22-1050 International Medical Graduate Integrate Health-care Workforce. We will have a discussion about this bill at Monday’s Meeting.

Here is a link to the Fact Sheet -

This bill is designed to create pathways for International Medical Graduates (IMGs), who are individuals that hold a medical degree from a country outside the U.S. Colorado currently is facing a large shortage of physicians while IMGs face a number of barriers entering the workforce. This bill will open doors for the over 300 IMGs seeking to be part of the solution to the physician shortage across our great state.

Here is a link to our bill tracker web page

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

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

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Feb 28, 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

Xcel Energy could overcharge customers 'tens of millions of dollars'

after last year’s cold snap, state watchdog says

"A state office representing utility customers says Xcel Energy mishandled its operations during a 2021 winter storm, failing to take measures that could have saved ratepayers tens of millions of dollars. The Colorado Office of the Utility Consumer Advocate filed its argument last week with the state Public Utilities Commission, which will decide how much Xcel — the state’s largest utility — can charge its customers to recoup what it spent during the cold snap. The extreme weather froze natural gas production and hiked fuel prices across the country, leading to major outages in Texas and other states but not in Colorado ..." Read more


Colorado lawmakers are rethinking a 2019 law that made

possessing thousands of lethal fentanyl doses a misdemeanor

"The 2019 passage of House Bill 1263, which had bipartisan support, made possession of up to 4 grams of almost all drugs for personal use a misdemeanor. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and state lawmakers are rethinking a 2019 law that made possession of thousands of lethal doses of fentanyl a misdemeanor as overdoses from the potent opioid continue to rise ..." Read more


The Twists and Turns of My Mild Cognitive Impairment

"In recent months, what I call 'the shaky wakeys,' seem to be getting worse, especially when I'm trying to make sharp turns either in the house or outside. For example, this morning I turned to get something from the kitchen counter and ended up having to grab the edge of the sink to prevent myself from falling down ..." Read more


Federal Judge Blocks Part Of HHS Surprise Billing Rule

"In a win for doctors, a federal judge in Texas on Wednesday struck down part of the Biden administration’s regulations, taking issue with its mediation process for hospitals and doctors and insurers to settle disputes over out-of-network medical bills ..."

Read more


Apprenticeships can help fix labor shortages,

says U.S. Labor Secretary during Denver visit

"Hire more apprentices. That was Labor Secretary Marty Walsh’s plea to Colorado business leaders during his visit to Denver on Wednesday ..." Read more


Colorado gets C+ grade for medical cannabis access, report says

"Despite being one of the first states in the U.S. to legalize medical marijuana, Colorado gets a C+ when it comes to ensuring patient access to the drug, a national medical cannabis advocacy group said in a new assessment. Americans for Safe Access said it downgraded Colorado this year because of a new law that limits access to high-potency THC products — calling it 'the single biggest rollback of patient rights' in the country ..." 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 28, 2022 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Monday, February 28th 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

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

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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