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August 1, 2021

Hello Karin,

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

This is our regular weekly Sunday eNewsletter. Check out the news below but first a quick thank you to the 26 CCA members that signed up to be on our Advocacy Topic research committees. We are still in need of more people. 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

Richard “Dick” Lamm, Colorado's governor from 1975 to 1987, died Thursday evening at age 85.

Richard “Dick” Lamm, Colorado's governor from 1975 to 1987,

died Thursday evening at age 85

“He was sort of a larger-than-life figure,” said former U.S Attorney Troy Eid, who worked closely with Lamm on civil service reform after Lamm left office. “He was himself. He didn't make any apologies for who he was and if he had controversial views and it sparked a lot of heat, he thought there could be some light that would come out of that as well.” - READ MORE


Dick Lamm, former governor of Colorado who “captured a moment,” dies at 85

"Former Gov. Dick Lamm, who served three terms leading the state and championed an environmental awakening in Colorado that led voters to reject the 1976 Winter Olympics, died Thursday. He was 85. Lamm’s wife, Dottie, said her husband died in Denver at Rose Medical Center surrounded by his family ..." - READ MORE

Article by Jesse Paul


News & Articles

Colorado governor extends some eviction protections to

residents still waiting for rent assistance

"... Polis extended an order requiring landlords to give some renters 30 days notice, instead of 10 days, before a landlord can file an eviction action in court. The revised order issued Friday only affects tenants who are still waiting for the state’s emergency rent assistance program to make payments ..." - READ MORE


Senate President Garcia and Speaker Alex Garnett Appoint Experts to ARPA Affordable Housing and Behavioral Health Subpanels

Senate President Leroy Garcia and Speaker Alec Garnett on Friday appointed subject matter experts and representatives of local governments and nonprofits to the subpanels advising the task forces established under HB21-1329 and SB21-137, legislation which set aside $850 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for housing and behavioral health - READ MORE

CCA Compliments Mental Health Colorado on an Excellent Legislative Scorecard & Report on Bills Dealing with Mental Health

Colorado Center for Aging is sharing and complimenting Mental Health Colorado on their 2021 Legislative Report & Scorecard. Mental Health Colorado is a no-profit, nonpartisan organization and the state's leading advocate in promoting mental wellness.

View their Scorecard - CLICK HERE

Learn more about Mental Health Colorado -


The Untold Story Behind

Colorado's Iconic State Flag

"The Colorado state flag is enjoying something of a resurgence lately as newcomers to the Centennial State, along with no small number of long-time residents, have taken to wearing it on clothing and waving it proudly at public events such as concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. While almost every Colorado resident can recognize the flag on site, very few of us have any idea what the various elements within it mean, and how it came to represent our state ..." - READ MORE



What do the Colors on the Colorado State Flag Mean?

"On May 6, 1911, the Colorado State Legislature passed Senate Bill 118, designating a new Colorado State Flag. That piece of legislation also included a section explaining, "10 Significations," of the flag ..." - READ MORE


It’s Back: Olathe Sweet Corn Hits Shelves As Summer’s Harvest Beckons

"A delicious, delicate morning light had just started to illuminate a cornfield as vans pulled up alongside it. Dozens of seasonal workers got out in sun hats and baseball caps, cell phones and water bottles in their back pockets ..." - 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

Colorado Day - August 1, 2021

The Centennial State marks its 145th birthday on Sunday, August 1, 2021, and everyone is invited. Celebrate with History Colorado at our museums and sites across the state, with events, food, and free admission!


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 9th - CCA Advocacy Committee

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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