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April 3, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, April 4, 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.

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: April 4, 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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May 2022

3 Great Events for Older American's Month in Colorado!

Every May America celebrates Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Age My Way!” focuses on how older adults can age in their communities, living independently for as long as possible, and participating in ways they choose. Colorado Center for Aging is leading the celebration in Colorado! Plan to attend our 3 events and learn more about aging in community. Tickets are $50 for all 3 events - Buy your ticket!

May 13, 2022 - Friday, 8:30AM - 10:30AM

Older Coloradans Act (and other legislation) Celebration Breakfast!

May 19, 2022 - Thursday, 10:30AM

“Voices on Aging” (Virtual Event)

May 25, 2022 - Thursday, 10:30AM

Age My Way Strategies and Townhall (Virtual Event)

Register & Buy your Ticket Today CLICK HERE

To learn more about event CLICK HERE

Benefits of an Age-Friendly Workplace - PAFC and AARP

Employers are looking for people but employers need to open up their hiring practices and consider older workers. This moves organizations into inter-generational work teams, which can be very innovative and productive for organizations. This video was produced by Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities in Larimer County (PAFC) and AARP. Watch the short VIDEO HERE

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

Ageism in Healthcare – What Does It Look Like?

"Have you ever been told your health concerns are simply because of your age? Have you ever felt unheard or invisible during a medical appointment? I sure have! This is ageism in healthcare, and it’s a big problem. It may look like this: Elderspeak; Talking to older adults as though they are children may be well-intentioned and meant to be compassionate, however, speaking in a sing-song voice or saying things like 'Sweetie, it’s OK,' leads older adults to feel incompetent, depressed,

and decreases self-esteem..." READ MORE


6 quick highlights from Colorado’s $36 billion spending plan — the largest ever

"The state has more money to work with this year because of a strong economy with healthy tax revenues and a massive influx of federal COVID relief. But spending that money has raised questions about what the state prioritizes and how it should prepare for the post-pandemic period..." READ MORE


Medicare Advantage Plans Send Pals to Seniors’ Homes for

Companionship — And Profits

"Widowed and usually living alone, Gloria Bailey walks with a cane after two knee replacement surgeries and needs help with housekeeping. So she was thrilled last summer when her Medicare Advantage plan, SummaCare, began sending a worker to her house in Akron, Ohio, to mop floors, clean dishes, and help with computer problems. Some days, they would spend the two-hour weekly visit just chatting at her kitchen table. “I love it,” she said of the free benefit..." READ MORE


Understanding aphasia, the condition impacting Bruce Willis' acting career

"Legendary actor Bruce Willis announced Wednesday his departure from the big screen following his diagnosis with aphasia, which is "impacting his cognitive abilities," his family said in a statement. While details of what led to Willis' aphasia diagnosis are unknown at this time, medical experts stress the importance of the brain condition and how its specifically treated — depending on its severity..." READ MORE


Canadian seniors volunteer more time, money than any other age group: report

"A new report suggests Canadian seniors volunteer more time and money than any other demographic.According to the findings released by Revera, seniors’ volunteer efforts have generated more than $10.9-billion in economic value in Canada. Charitable giving was also a major factor with more than $4-billion raised for charities and non-profit organizations by people aged 65 and older..." READ MORE


Here’s how a federal budget gets made — and the role your

representative plays in it

"When the Senate or House passes a budget and when the president signs that budget into law, press releases from members touting what they got for their district or the state quickly follow. So when freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert sent out a newsletter and a release last week touting her 'wins' for Colorado that were included in the $1.5 trillion government funding bill, it caught my eye..." READ MORE


Colorado COVID-19 hospitalizations below 100, an all-time low

"The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Colorado fell this week below 100 for the first time in the pandemic. According to the state's COVID-19 dashboard, there were 84 patients hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday. That's below the 116 recorded in mid-March of 2020, the first week for which the state recorded and posted data for the pandemic..." READMORE


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

Apirl 12, 2022 7:00 AM - 11:45 AM

2022 Affordable Housing Summit & Expo

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

13200 E 14th Pl, Aurora, CO 80011

Affordable Housing Summit & Expo will cover areas like Colorado Affordable Housing: What's New, Adaptive Reuse, New Products for Financing Affordable Housing, and Cost Control. To see Conference Agenda and buy tickets CLICK HERE

April 28, 2022 3PM - 6PM

Active Aging Expo

Malley Recreation Center

3380 S. Lincoln St, Englewood, CO 80110

Join us for an Active Aging Expo. Find resources and information on health services and resources for active aging. There will be door prizes, refreshments, free health screenings and demonstrations. This is a free event!

View Event Flyer – CLICK HERE

Apirl 28, 2022 9AM - 3PM

Beaconfest Boomer & Senior Fair

Grand Junction Convention Center

159 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Celebrate age at BeaconFest Colorado’s largest senior expo returns with free admission, live music, savory food, community resources and big giveaways!

View website CLICK HERE

May 13 2022, Older Coloradans Act Celebration and Next Steps Event join us for the at the First Baptist Denver of Denver. Presentations by Jarett Hughes (Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor on Aging), Yolanda Webb and Kara Harvey (Directors in the Colorado Department of Human Services) on the impact of the OC Act and its implementation and “What it means for older Coloradans?” We will be giving awards to legislators and those making a community impact. Continental breakfast at

8:30AM and program starts at 9:00AM. Buy your ticket today!

Learn more about HB22-1035 Modernization Of The Older Coloradans’ Act


Register & Buy your Ticket Today CLICK HERE

To learn more about event CLICK HERE

May 19, 2022 10:30AM 

Webinar - Voices on Aging with Colorado Center for Aging

Join us for keynote speaker AARP-National’s Chief Diversity Officer Edna Kane-Williams presenting on diversity, equity, and inclusion for legislation, and the reveal of Colorado Center for Aging’s “Voices on Aging” Video Archive Project, sharing successes and concerns on aging in communities across Colorado.

Colorado Center for Aging introduced the “Voices on Aging” Video Archive Project in February of 2021. It was so successful that it is now a centerpiece of our educational activities. These videos will inform, awaken, unite, educate, excite, and engage.

Register & Buy your Ticket Today CLICK HERE

To learn more about event CLICK HERE

May 25, 2022 10:30AM

Webinar - Age My Way Strategies and Townhall with Colorado Center for Aging

Hear the latest about Colorado’s recent legislative session successes for aging your way, innovations with technology, what to know about homesharing, and learn about “Aging in Community” from one of Colorado’s AARP Age-Friendly representatives.

Learn more about AARP Livable Communities and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Buy your ticket today!


Register & Buy your Ticket Today CLICK HERE

To learn more about event 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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