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July 18, 2021

Hello Karin,

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, July 26th from 9:30AM to 11:30AM.

In this week's eNewsletter we are sharing the 3rd webinar from the May 2021 Older Coloradan's Month celebration, along with other interesting articles and news. Be sure to look for:

  • CCA presented Public Service Appreciation Awards
  • Bill to Increase Medical Providers For Senior Citizens is Signed
  • So What is STIR/SHAKEN caller ID and Why Should You Care?
  • See below to learn more about these topics!

Regional Perspectives on Aging Across Colorado

Recorded May 26, 2021


Find links to all 3 Older Coloradan's Month Webinars below:

Webinar 1 - "Ageism in the Workforce, Health Care and Community"

Webinar 2 - "Age-Friendly Communities in Colorado"

Webinar 3 - "Regional Perspectives on Aging Across Colorado"

News & Articles


CCA presented Public Service Appreciation Awards

Colorado Center for Aging (CCA) is dedicated to raising the voice of older Coloradans and connecting the network of aging interests throughout the state with policy makers. During Older Coloradans Month in May 2020, CCA presented public service appreciation awards to the following people for their significant efforts to advocate for, support and protect older Coloradans in 2020 - READ MORE


Bill to Increase Medical Providers For Senior Citizens is Signed

A new law is aimed at incentivizing physicians assistants and nurse practitioners who specialize in geriatrics to come to Colorado. Right now, there are just 89 geriatricians in the entire state for 1.3 million Coloradans aged 60 and older. The bill provides $400,000 in loan forgiveness next year for those medical providers who are willing to practice geriatrics in underserved communities.

See story on CBS Local - CLICK HERE

Learn more about SB21-158 - CLICK HERE

Read more in the CCA Blog - CLICK HERE

So What is STIR/SHAKEN caller ID and Why Should You Care?

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2021 - "FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced that the largest voice service providers are now using STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication standards in their IP networks, in accordance with the deadline set by the FCC. This widespread implementation helps protect consumers against malicious spoofed robocalls and helps law enforcement track bad actors ..." - 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

Stakeholder Interest Survey for Behavioral Health and Housing Subpanels

On Monday, June 28th the Executive Committee of the Colorado General Assembly Legislative Council, approved the structure of the behavioral health and housing interim task forces and sub-advisory panels via resolutions. The structure included in each resolution outlines the types of membership to be represented as part of the subpanels. If you or a member of your organization is interested in participating in either one of the subpanels, please fill out the form using the link below. Membership of each subpanel is to be appointed by legislative leadership by July 23, 2021

Stakeholder Interest Survey - CLICK HERE

Having one or more CCA members on these committees would be very helpful.


Ageism in Healthcare

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Many of us have had that experience, right? A health care professional using "elderspeak," or not taking our symptoms seriously? Join us on July 21st to learn more about #Ageism in health care and what we can individually and collectively do to advocate for age-inclusive health care.

Register at 

If you are not a member of

Colorado Center for Aging yet - 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

On Monday, June 28th from 9:30AM - 11:30AM we will have our first summer CCA Advocacy Committee meeting. We are going into 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, July 26th - CCA Advocacy Committee

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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