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May 8, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, May 9, 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: May 9, 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: 720-835-1976 - Cell: 970-217-6761

Colorado Center for Aging Board of Directors - CLICK HERE

Tickets still available for

the Friday, May 13th Breakfast!

Join us at

First Baptist Church of Denver for the

CCA Older Coloradans Act (and other legislation) Celebration Breakfast!

Come out and network with other CCA Members!

Buy your Ticket Now - CLICK HERE

May 13, 19, & 25th

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, 10:30 - 11:45AM

“Voices on Aging” (Virtual Event)

May 25, 2022 - Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:45AM

Age My Way Strategies and Townhall (Virtual Event)

Register & Buy your Ticket Today CLICK HERE

Event Website:


Colorado Commission on Aging is looking for applicants that are interested in;

participation in a citizen-led commission focused on issues impacting older Coloradans, policy development that empowers and supports older Coloradans, ensuring that Colorado is the best state in which to grow old by working to implement strategies aligned with the Strategic Action. Plan on Aging and Lifelong Colorado initiative. Application deadline May 20, 2022. If you are interested in applying for a position on the commission, please fill out a boards and commissions application. (Note: On the application form, the CCOA is listed as "Aging, Colorado Commission on the.")


Information PDF HERE

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

How a Right to Repair Bill Could Speed Up Wheelchair Fixes

"A right to repair bill requiring wheelchair manufacturers give customers tools to fix their chairs faces the Colorado state senate. Even if the fix is simple, such as changing a battery or replacing a tire’s inner tube, most wheelchair users can’t make the repair themselves (or hire a trusted repair-person), in part because they haven’t been given a manual or specialized tools. Some power wheelchairs even include a locking device that prevents the hardware or software from being tinkered with, and manufacturers currently aren’t required to hand out the corresponding key..." READ MORE


Heartbeat-Tracking Technology Raises Patients’ and Doctors’ Worries

"If someone’s heart skips a beat, tech companies want to let them know about it.Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which is owned by Google — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync. These products involve some feats of technology. Many use sophisticated optical sensors that peer beneath the skin to monitor how blood volume changes — almost like tracking the tides — and thereby tally heartbeats. Other devices have a miniature electrocardiogram — which records the heart’s electrical activity — embedded..."



Former Loveland officer sentenced to 5 years in prison for arrest of 73-year-old woman with dementia

"Hopp encountered Garner near a Walmart in June 2020. Workers had called police to report that Garner left the store without paying for several small items, and Hopp approached her as she picked flowers along the side of a nearby road. As he exited his vehicle, Hopp began speaking to Garner, who shrugged in confusion and began walking away from him. At that point, Hopp grabbed her arms from behind and forced her to the ground... 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

May 12th Virtual Event from 12PM - 1PM.

Antidotes for Ageism, a film about how to create more age-inclusive health care. Changing the Narrative is hosting a screening of this short film, followed by a discussion about what we can do to not only call attention to ageism in healthcare, but to do something about it. Whether you are an older adult, a provider, or simply anyone who might want to show this film in your own community or organization, you won't want to miss it. Read more and register 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 - 11:45AM

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 24, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Connecting Older Adults and All Ages to High-Speed Internet

Join NLC and guest experts for this virtual series to get up to speed on what your city needs to know to improve digital equity, make investments in broadband infrastructure and internet access and take advantage of new federal funding for connectivity.

Following the launch of NLC’s Digital Equity Playbook, this series will walk participants through the process of assessing community broadband needs, finding partners, understanding new federal grant programs and learning more about the technology that makes local broadband infrastructure work.

More Information CLICK HERE

To Register CLICK HERE

May 25, 2022 10:30AM - 11:45AM

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

MAY 25TH 12PM - 1 PM

GWEP Meet & Greet

An event for all caregivers! Join us, in-person, on May 25th from noon-1 pm at 7535 E Hampden Ave B2 Conference Room, Denver for the opportunity to learn about local resources and have informal conversations with other caregivers. We look forward to meeting you!

Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence

7535 E. Hampden Ave.

Conference Room B2

Denver, CO 80231

To learn more CLICK HERE

To register 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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