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August 8, 2021

Hello Karin,

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, August 9th from 9:30AM to 11:30AM.

At the Monday, August 9th meeting we will be reviewing our Advocacy Research Topics and Teams but also share some special news ... Colorado Center for Aging has hired an Executive Director. This is a wonderful step forward for our organization. Andrew Davies will be joining us on Monday. Learn more about Andrew - CLICK HERE

Many CCA members have signed up to be on our Advocacy Topic research committee, however we are still in need of more people. Jeanette and Rich will be reviewing the topics and helping the committees move forward. For those of you on a committee, we would like to hear from you at the meeting on next steps for your topic. Our advocacy topics for summer research include:

  • Behavioral Health/ARPA
  • Geriatric Health Care Providers
  • Adult Protection
  • Pain Treatment
  • Substance Abuse - Follow up on 2021 opioid bills
  • Housing Security/ARPA
  • Tax Issues - Senior Property Tax Exemption and Property Tax/Rent/Heat Rebate (PTC Rebate)
  • Congregant Care Facilities
  • Rental Rights
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Caregiving
  • Food/Nutrition
  • Age Discrimination/ Training
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • NEMT/NMT - Solutions for Non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and non-medical transportation (NMT)
  • Aging issues in State Government
  • Value of Older Adults
  • Financial Security
  • Broadband

If you have an interest or have background in any of the above topics, we would like you to volunteer. Experience is not needed - just an interest in the topic and some availability. We meet by Zoom as needed and correspond via email and phone. Send us an email if you are interested - Contact CCA

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August 9th - 9:30AM - 11:30AM

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Special Guests at our August 23rd Meeting

At our Monday, August 23rd CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting we will have guest speakers. Leah McMahon, the State Ombudsman, and Shannon Gimbel, DRCOG’s Ombudsman Manager, will be presenting from 9:30AM to 10:30AM on the topic, "An Update on Congregate Care Facilities in Colorado."

Leah McMahon, MA - State Long-Term Care Ombudsman - LEARN MORE

About the State Ombudsman Role - LEARN MORE

DRCOG Ombudsman Programs - LEARN MORE

News & Articles

Answers to readers’ questions on the coronavirus vaccine,

masks and the delta variant in Colorado

"... Ever since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed direction so fast on its latest coronavirus guidance that it practically made cartoon tire-screeching noises, we at The Colorado Sun have been getting a lot of questions from readers ..."



Independent commission redrawing Colorado’s congressional map pushes its final deadline to Oct. 1

"The commission overseeing the once-a-decade redrawing of Colorado’s congressional map has given itself an extra month to submit a final plan to the Colorado Supreme Court ..." - READ MORE


Congress’ Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill includes $8.3 Billion for Western Water. Here’s how Colorado Stands to Benefit.

"... $300 million would go directly to carrying out the Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan, $50 million of which would go to Upper Basin states, including Colorado ..." - READ MORE


Glenwood Canyon likely to Remain Closed for ‘Weeks’ as I-70 Assessed, Repaired Following Numerous Mudslides

"It could be awhile before traffic once again streams through Glenwood Canyon on Interstate 70. The stretch of highway could remain closed for weeks, as Colorado Department of Transportation crews work to clean up and assess the damage following several days of heavy rains and debris flows from the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar ..."



Changemakers: Maureen Hewitt, President and CEO, InnovAge

"InnovAge is the largest provider of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model in the U.S., based on number of seniors served. And as more seniors desire to age in place, PACE has become a more popular option, too, with states looking to expand the program and federal lawmakers vying for its usage. Still, only 3% of PACE eligibles - typically seniors dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid — participate in the program. A former nonprofit turned for-profit, InnovAge’s goal is to not only expand the PACE market, but also to get more potential participants involved ..." - READ MORE


Choose Home Bill Looks to Make Home Health the Center

of the Health Care World

"The Choose Home Care Act of 2021 was introduced in the U.S. Senate less than 72 hours ago, but it’s already creating major buzz in the senior care world.

In a nutshell, Choose Home is bipartisan legislation that seeks to create an add-on payment for home health providers taking care of certain patients otherwise eligible for nursing home-level care following a hospital stay ..." - READ MORE


Parked - Half the American Dream

"The Colorado Sun has assembled a coalition of more than a dozen Colorado newsrooms - newspapers, public radio, TV and digital to produce a collaborative project that would have been unthinkable in the old days of cutthroat competition. Journalists fanned out across the state to look at what for many is the last form of affordable housing: mobile homes ..." - READ MORE


In case you missed these articles we are leaving them in ...

Launch of the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Emergency Broadband Benefit launched on May 12th. This benefit provides a discount of $50 per month for eligible low-income households or $75 per month for households on Tribal lands to cover internet bills, as well as discounts on some devices. This program can also be combined with Lifeline benefits - READ MORE

Events Around Colorado

Sneak Peek of The Aging Mastery Program with Senior Planet

Wednesday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday, August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you interested in exploring how you can get the most out of your next fifty years? Join us for the sneak peek of the Aging Mastery Program (AMP) designed by the National Council on Aging. This short course, which uses the AMP Starter Kit, will give you the resources to help navigate a longer life and guide you through six key dimensions of aging well

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

Register Today - CLICK HERE

Palisade Peach Festival - August 19 - August 21, 2021

Head down to Palisade, Colorado to enjoy our 52nd annual Palisade Peach Festival. Experience food and goods from vendors from across the valley, live music, entertainment for the kids, contests, and of course our famous peaches!

Learn More - CLICK HERE

Colorado State Fair - August 27 - September 6, 2021

Join us in 2021 in Pueblo, Colorado for our Colorado State Fair. Free attractions, carnival, and entertainment and more!

Learn More - CLICK HERE

If you are not a member of

Colorado Center for Aging - Join Today!*

Join as an Individual
Join as a Supporting Organization

Colorado Center for Aging is a 501c3 non-profit organization,

born out of the roots of Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) - LEARN MORE

*If you paid for a 2021 membership in Colorado Senior Lobby,

you are automatically a member of Colorado Center for Aging for 2021.

Save the Dates for our Summer

CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings

We are in our summer schedule where we will meet twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month through December. Please put these dates in your calendars. We will continue to send out our eNewsletter on Sunday afternoons through the summer.

Monday, August 23rd - CCA Advocacy Committee 

Monday, September 13th - CCA Advocacy Committee

Monday, September 27th - CCA Advocacy Committee

Monday, October 11th - CCA Advocacy Committee

Monday, October 25th - CCA Advocacy Committee

Monday, November 8th - CCA Advocacy Committee

Monday, November 22nd - CCA Advocacy Committee 

Monday, December 13th - CCA Advocacy Committee

Have questions? Contact:

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)

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