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April 24, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, April 25, 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 25, 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: 720-835-1976 - 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, 10:30 - 11:45AM

“Voices on Aging” (Virtual Event)

May 25, 2022 - Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:45AM

Age My Way Strategies and Townhall (Virtual Event)

Register & Buy your Ticket Today CLICK HERE

To learn more about event CLICK HERE


Colorado Commission on Aging is looking for applicants that are interested in;

participation in a citizen-led commission focused on issues impacting older Coloradans, policy development that empowers and supports older Coloradans, ensuring that Colorado is the best state in which to grow old by working to implement strategies aligned with the Strategic Action. Plan on Aging and Lifelong Colorado initiative. Application deadline May 20, 2022. If you are interested in applying for a position on the commission, please fill out a boards and commissions application. (Note: On the application form, the CCOA is listed as "Aging, Colorado Commission on the.")


Information PDF HERE

Spring is in full swing, and so are things here at Stop Fraud. For starters, the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) – a new comprehensive state privacy law – is set to take effect July 1, 2023. The CPA will enable Colorado consumers to learn about and have more control over how businesses collect and use their personal information, and will provide greater protection over the privacy and security of their personal data. Under the CPA, Colorado consumers will have the right to:

• Tell businesses not to sell their personal data or use it for certain purposes;

• Know what personal data businesses collect and how they use it;

• Access the personal data that businesses have collected about them;

• Have businesses delete certain pieces of their personal data;

• Have businesses correct errors in certain pieces of their personal data;

• And have businesses provide their personal data in a portable format.

The CPA also gives the Colorado Attorney General authority to implement and enforce rules governing data privacy. To help inform the CPA rules, the Colorado Attorney General's Office is currently seeking diverse input from businesses and the public. If you wish to participate and submit feedback, you can use the Attorney General's CPA rulemaking comment form, which you can ACCESS HERE.

For more information about stopping fraud CLICK HERE

On March 25, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and AARP Elderwartch hosted a Tele-Townhall on Facebook Live to discuss trending scams affecting older Coloradans, and the steps you can take to protect yourself from fraud. To watch the full recording, including highlights, CLICK HERE.

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now

"Planning ahead, and making changes gradually, can help older adults stay independent and in their homes longer"..."If you’re like 88% of people over age 50 who answered a recent University of Michigan poll, you probably want to “age in place” where you live now.But the report, from U-M’s National Poll on Healthy Aging, also finds that many people over 50 haven’t given much thought to what it might take to make their house, apartment or condo a safer, more comfortable and more age-friendly place that they can keep living in for years to come..." READ MORE


DISH to stop charging customers a $10 "monthly HD fee"

"Following the Colorado Department of Law's investigation into DISH for violating the Colorado Consumer Protection Act. As of February 15, 2022, there are no longer Colorado DISH customers paying the unnecessary $10 fee..." For more on the story, CLICK HERE


Is Xcel Energy making too much money? Colorado voters could

get the chance to decide

"Colorado voters could have a rare chance to weigh in on their rising electricity bills this November. Jon Caldara, the president of the Denver-based Independence Institute, has proposed a ballot initiative that would force investor-owned utilities to return hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue to ratepayers. It takes particular aim at Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest power utility and a company leading a rapid transition to renewable energy across the state..." READ MORE


Colorado’s fentanyl bill will force more people into treatment.

Treatment providers may not be ready

"Every few minutes, someone new steps out of the elevator and takes a seat in the long, dimly lit hallway of Denver Health’s opiate treatment clinic. Some live on the streets. Others are dressed for the office. Each one is waiting to be seen by nurses behind glass windows.'The front lines — this is it,' said nurse Erin Aufdemberge on one recent weekday morning. 'We are seeing people as they’re coming off the streets, and they’re withdrawing, and they’re trying to make that change.' This second-floor medical office is one of the busiest opiate addiction treatment clinics in the Mountain West. The patients arrive as early as 5:45 a.m. — many on their way to work — to receive methadone and buprenorphine, medicines that can help manage addiction to narcotics like fentanyl...' READ MORE


The Latest Shopping Resources and Trends for Caregivers

"Manufacturers and retailers are focused on filling the gap for older adults and caregivers. Recently Brown was turned on by another friend and fellow family caregiver to Kiziks. These fashionable sneakers and comfortable walking shoes use a patented technology design to make them hands-free rather than just slip on, a key reason Nike invested in the company two years ago. Brown said her father loves the comfort, convenience and the style of his new 'kicks.'..."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

April 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 6, 2022 8:30AM - 3PM

Common Ground Conference - join the Colorado Department of Law and the Federal Trade Commission on Friday, May 6, for a Common Ground Conference focused on consumer protection issues affecting the people of Colorado. At this conference, participants will share experiences and challenges, make connections, gather information, and learn about consumer protection issues and resources. This event is free and will be held at History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, in the Martin Foundation Room. The event will be live streamed as well.

Register for the event CLICK HERE 

Event 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 - 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 10:30AM - 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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