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February 6, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 9:30AM - 11:30AM.

At this meeting we need to focus the ENTIRE meeting on legislation. We will start with a brief overview of happenings at the Capitol this past week, but then need to get through our still VERY LONG list of bills.

We will have to make some difficult decisions at this meeting and delete some of the bills. To make the task of reviewing the bills more efficient, we need all members to review the bills before the meeting.

  • 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

2-4-2022 UPDATE TO SUBGROUP LIST: We have updated our Advocacy Planning Subgroup List to include 2022 bills from our CCA bill tracker. We have also consolidated some of the Subgroup Topics and renamed them. Please review and share any suggestions - View CCA Advocacy Planning Subgroup List - CLICK HERE

Zoom Link for the meeting is further down the page.

Review Bills & Be Prepared to Vote

Generally, the CCA Advocacy Committee will discuss a bill and decide whether to keep it on our list for consideration of a position at the next meeting. Remember, you must be a Member of the Colorado Center for Aging to vote on bills. The bills will be considered for a position of Support, Strongly Support, Oppose, Amend, or Monitor. The committee also may take a position of Support with Amendments or Oppose with Amendments. 

Please review the bills before the meeting

and come prepared to discuss.

Link to CCA 2022 Bill Tracker

Zoom Link

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

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Feb 7, 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

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Ways Family Mediation Can Help Resolve Elder Care Conflicts

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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 7, 2022 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Monday, February 7th 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 8, 2022 - Tuesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Colorado Aging Caucus Meeting through the lens of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

You are invited to the Legislative Caucus on Aging (LCOA) on February 8th, from 12 noon to 1 pm (virtual). This event will focus on the intersection of age and race, with a special emphasis on the occurrence and impact of dementia on the diverse population in Colorado. Partners in hosting this event include the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado and the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging.

Learn More & Register - CLICK HERE

February 8, 2022 - Tuesday - 1:00PM ET

State Policies to Strengthen the Direct Care Workforce - Webinar

Funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the RRF Foundation for Aging, NASHP’s RAISE Family Caregiver Resource and Dissemination Center is hosting this webinar on February 8, 2022 at 1:00PM Eastern Time to discuss state policies to improve the quality and supply of the direct care workforce, which are featured in the newest section of its RAISE State Policy Roadmap for Family Caregivers. The webinar will provide an overview of state policies and will feature a national leader as well as leaders from Arizona and Colorado who will share their policies and innovations to strengthen the home and community-based services workforce.

Register Today - CLICK HERE

February 10 & 11, 2022 - Thursday & Friday

Collaboration In Aging – In-Person Event with CEUs

Westin Downtown Denver, 1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202

This is the collaboration of three organizations, Mavericks of Senior Living, Greater Denver Placement & Referral Alliance (GDPRA) and Colorado Assisted Living Association (CALA), to solve challenges we face in senior care by working together to incorporate new perspectives and think differently about solutions. Senior care is one of the most exciting, interesting, and meaningful places to be. It is undergoing a massive transformation worldwide, accelerated by COVID. Our vision is to have a diverse group of senior care professionals, family members and older adults collaborate to elevate our industry and bring new ideas to how we think about senior care.


February 14, 2022 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Monday, February 14th 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


Tickets are on Sale!

February 14th & February 16th

Colorado Center for Aging 2nd Annual Voices on Aging Week

Our "Voices on Aging" Event offers insight and discussion on timely topics impacting older Coloradans. This event is an initiative of the Colorado Center for Aging to connect diverse communities across the state. The event will feature two presentations over two days. The $25* registration cost includes both sessions as well as the recordings emailed to all registrants following the week’s events.

  • February 14 – 9:30AM – 11:00AM - How do we Advance Advocacy & Collaboration on Issues Impacting Older Coloradans
  • February 16 – 2:00PM – 3:30PM - Keynote Address: Recent Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease - Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Potter will discuss current approaches to the development of novel Alzheimer’s disease therapies. 
  • *Ticket purchases are non-refundable

Register & Buy your Tickets Today

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:

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 7th. 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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