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January 9, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 9:30AM - 11:00AM. On January 11, 2022 we have a SPECIAL Training program for Volunteer CCA Advocates - see below!

At the Monday, January 10th meeting Jeanette Hensely and Rich Mauro will be reviewing what to expect for the 2022 Legislative Session and how the CCA Advocacy Committee needs to focus and position itself this year. They will also review the CCA Bill Sheet and how to use it to track bills. The CCA Bill Tracker is a service that CCA purchases from Capitol Watch. The Bill Report will be available on the CCA website by the Monday, January 24th meeting.

View CCA Monday Morning Agenda - CLICK HERE

View CCA Advocacy Planning Subgroup List - CLICK HERE

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

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Jan 10, 2022 09:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


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There is no meeting on Monday, January 17th

in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Training Volunteer CCA Advocates

for the 2022 Legislative Session

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Training Volunteer CCA Advocates for the 2022 Legislative Session via Zoom

If you're interested in being trained for advocacy for older Coloradans for this legislative session join us for this training! Training is FREE for CCA Members.

Not a member?

Please join us for $40 ($25 for Students)! NOTE: There is an expectation that trainees will serve as advocates for CCA starting in January - LEARN MORE

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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

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

What will be debated at the Colorado Capitol ...

"The governor said the main way he plans to drive down Coloradans’ costs is by providing relief from government fees. That includes reducing the price to register a car, eliminating the costs to start a new business in the state and reducing the amount of money people have to pay to get licensed in certain medical occupations ..."



Colorado’s taxable home values could skyrocket in 2023

"The taxable value of Colorado homes is expected to rise dramatically in 2023, according to the most recent forecast by the General Assembly’s economists – and not just in the white hot Front Range and mountain resort real estate markets ..."



Colorado-based health care provider for seniors sanctioned

over failure to deliver services

"In twin actions, federal and state officials on Thursday suspended enrollment by elderly Coloradans with the state’s largest provider of community-based home health care after concluding the company failed to deliver medically necessary services to patients over failure to deliver services ..." - READ MORE


InnovAge Notice of Action-December 2021 from HCPF

Read the letter of from Colorado Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) to the CEO of InnovAge in regard to Notification of Material Breach.

Notification of Material Breach - CLICK HERE

InnovAge CEO Maureen Hewitt Resigns Amid Colorado Enrollment Freeze

"InnovAge Holding Corp.'s longtime Chief Executive Maureen Hewitt has resigned while the healthcare delivery platform faces scrutiny from regulators in Colorado. InnovAge President Patrick Blair has been appointed CEO, the company's board said Monday. InnovAge's stock fell more than 30% last month after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sanctioned the company's Colorado centers based on deficiencies detected in a focused audit .." - READ MORE


Colorado has finalized its congressional redistricting, but don’t forget about your powerful county commission

"Some counties won’t redraw their commission-district lines until 2023, thanks to a deadline extension granted by Colorado lawmakers ..." - READ MORE


Guidelines for Age Inclusive Communication

Changing the Narrative has developed a brochure that reviews guidelines for age inclusive communication.

View Brochure - CLICK HERE

Leaving these articles in from our last issue ...

Practical Guidance: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Lobbying in Colorado

"This Practical Guidance resource is designed to help your nonprofit organization determine if lobbying rules in Colorado might apply to your state or local work ..."



Public Comment on Xcel Energy's Electric Future

"Coloradans have the opportunity to change Xcel Energy's climate course. Every day the power used by Xcel customers mostly comes from expensive, polluting, and climate-wrecking coal and gas plants. But you have an opportunity to change that. Xcel submitted a draft energy plan to Colorado regulators at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and you can chime in as a Colorado customer with YOUR vision for a clean energy future in Colorado ..." - READ MORE


In Colorado, lost-and-found contacts you

"For the first time, the state’s unclaimed property division is proactively seeking owners. Colorado’s statewide lost-and-found program has accumulated more than $1 billion in unclaimed money since it was created in 1987. Lately, the program’s been trying something new: It’s proactively attempting to find the owners of that money. In some cases, people are even receiving unexpected checks in the mail ..." - 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.

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Monday, January 10, 2022 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Monday, January 10, 2022 we will have our first CCA Advocacy Committee meeting for 2022. Following this meeting, we will be meeting every Monday through out the Colorado legislative session. Our CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting eNewsletter with agenda is sent out the Sunday before a Monday morning meeting.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Training Volunteer CCA Advocates for the 2022 Legislative Session

If you're interested in being trained for advocacy for older Coloradans for this legislative session join us for this training! (Free for CCA Members, $40 for non-Members to become CCA Members and join the training and the cause!) - LEARN MORE

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Second Regular Session of the Seventy-third General Assembly

The First Regular Session of the Seventy-third General Assembly adjourned on June 8, 2021. The Second Regular Session of the Seventy-third will convene on January 12, 2022.


January 18th, January 25th, and February 1st - 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Colorado Culture Change Coalition Hosts Lisa Armeo with

Montessori Intergenerational Learning Communities (MILC)

Please join the Colorado Culture Change Coalition in hosting Lisa Armeo with Montessori Intergenerational Learning Communities (MILC) as she presents a 3-part series to help bring Montessori practice to communities and agencies. This educational series will take place January 18th, January 25th, and February 1st from 9-10:30am. Montessori is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adapted for individuals or groups.

Register Today - CLICK HERE

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 Feburary 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

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 first CCA Advocacy Committee in 2022 will be on Monday, January 10th. After January 10th, we will be meeting every Monday from 9:30AM to 11:00AM until the legislative session ends. The January dates are: January 10th, January 18th*, January 24th and January 31st. Note that sometimes meetings are cancelled due to Federal holidays or other events.

*Each year on the third Monday of January, we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There is no CCA Advocacy Committee on Monday, January 17th to honor MLK Day.

We may be meeting on Tuesday, January 18th - stay tuned!

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