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April 17, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, April 18, 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:

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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 18, 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

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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, 11:45AM

“Voices on Aging” (Virtual Event)

May 25, 2022 - Wednesday, 11:45AM

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

Help Older Adults Save During Boost Your Budget® Week - @NCOAging

"More than 15 million Americans aged 65+ struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, and job loss. Every April, NCOA's Boost Your Budget® Week helps educate older adults about the public (and private) benefits that provide hope for the economically insecure. These benefits are often a lifeline to helping low-income people with Medicare age well..."



Older Adults’ Preparedness to Age in Place

"Most older adults want to ‘age in place’ but many have not taken steps to help them do so. 'Aging in place' refers to living independently, safely, and comfortably in one’s home for as long as possible, and it’s an important goal for many older adults and their families. Without home modifications and additional support from others, however, unexpected medical events and declines in health can make it challenging to remain in one’s home. Over January and February 2022, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging asked a national sample of adults age 50–80 about their perspectives on aging in place, their homes, and available social supports..."



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. On March 22, Representative David Ortiz told the Colorado House Committee on Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services what his power wheelchair means to him. He explained the customization that went into his chair—it was carefully designed to support his shoulders, back, and head, for example, and to ensure that he doesn’t develop pressure sores after sitting in the same position for hours. 'Suffice to say, it’s freedom, safety, and health all at once,' Ortiz said... "



Facing a property-tax battle, Colorado lawmakers rush to offer their own solutions

"A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is considering ways to temporarily reduce property tax assessment rates across Colorado, slowing the increase of tax bills for many property owners. 'This is quite arguably the biggest tax policy move that we have in this session,' said state Sen. Chris Hansen, the Democrat leading the effort. 'We're talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. This is gonna have a huge long term impact.'..." READ MORE


On the Older Americans Act and Why We Need to Pay Attention to History

"Americans as a group have an unfortunate tendency toward historical amnesia. Not everyone, of course, but in general we seem to prefer to repeat what has gone before and then wonder what happened, rather than preventing disasters in the first place, e.g., learning from battles on race, women’s rights, providing for people in need, and other long-fought fights..." 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

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 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 25, 2022 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

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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