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April 10, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, April 11, 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 11, 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

Important Legislative NEWS


In attempt to gather information about individuals experiences with Assisted Living Residences (ALR). We would like for you to complete this short survey. 

It should only take you few minutes, but it will provide CCA with some valuable information. We want to hear your good and bad stories of how your loved one was treated in the ALR. We know that most people were treated very well, but we need to get the statistics and stories. If you had a bad incidence, please let us know. As more Coloradoans age and start needing more care, we want to be sure all long-term care options meet their needs. If there is something that you think should be

improved, please let us know that as well.

Survey Monkey

Eviction Legal Defense Fund to be Increased by $1M

"Over the last week, the CO House and Senate both approved a budget amendment that would increase the general fund appropriation for the Eviction Legal Defense Fund by $1M (from $600,000 to $1.6M). Although this amendment was supported in both chambers of the General Assembly, it is ultimately up to Colorado's Joint Budget Committee (JBC) members to decide whether to increase the general fund appropriation for eviction legal defense - a decision they will likely make by April 20th."

For more information visit these websites

LINK to Colorado's Joint Budget Committee

View Fact Sheet CLICK HERE

Bill Aiming To Raise Fines For Negligent Colorado Assisted Living

Facilities One Step Closer To Becoming Law

"Following CBS4 Investigates reporting on alleged abuse and neglect at some assisted living facilities in Colorado, a bill that would better hold those facilities accountable passed in a state senate committee Monday. SB22-154 passed four to three and will move to the appropriations committee next..." READ MORE

source Denver CBS 4

They Faced Foreclosure Not From Their Mortgage Lender, but From Their HOA

"While most homeowners associations refrain from the “last resort” of foreclosing on residents, some Colorado communities have moved time and again to take members’ homes. In a year when it felt like everything had gone wrong, a knock at Miesha Ross’ door one December day brought more bad news. 'There was a process server who came and knocked on my door and served me with a foreclosure notice,' Ross said, 'and of course I freaked out.'..." READ MORE


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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 - Wednesday, 10:30AM

Age My Way Strategies and Townhall (Virtual Event)

Register & Buy your Ticket Today CLICK HERE

To learn more about event CLICK HERE

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

Aging and Disability Often Intersect, But Safety Support Systems May Not

"The aging and disability worlds are colliding, but the policies and systems that currently exist are not enough to keep both populations safe. People with disabilities are often vulnerable to abuse, fraud and other safety threats. So are older people. Since aging often brings on or worsens physical and/or cognitive disabilities, it stands to reason that safety risks increase. And as the overall population ages, there will be more people who fall into both these categories..."



AGE WISE; Where We Live

"Where we live in our later years is influenced by the options we have and today there are more than ever. From retirement communities to age 55+ active senior apartments; small-scale urban living and subsidized senior housing. Ask seniors where they want to live and most will tell you they want to age in place. Which is the best choice for you?"



House passes bill to cap insulin prices

"The House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve legislation that would limit cost-sharing for insulin under private health insurance and Medicare. The vote was 232-193, with 12 Republican members joining their Democratic colleagues to pass the measure. The Affordable Insulin Now Act would cap insulin prices at either $35 a month or 25% of an insurance plan's negotiated price — whichever is lower. The legislation would take effect in 2023 but its fate in the Senate remains unclear..."



Despite Seniors’ Strong Desire to Age in Place, the Village Model

Remains a Boutique Option

"Twenty years ago, a group of pioneering older adults in Boston created an innovative organization for people committed to aging in place: Beacon Hill Village, an all-in-one social club, volunteer collective, activity center, peer-to-peer support group, and network for various services..." READ MORE


Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted

"Food insecurity and poor nutrition are a serious problem among older adults. In 2020, 1.28 million adults aged 65 or older living alone were food insecure.1 Yet despite the fact so many seniors struggle to put food on their table, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is very low. Approximately three out of five older adults who qualify for SNAP are passing up valuable benefits—an estimated 5 million people..."



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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