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June 12, 2022


We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the pleasant early summer weather! Monday, June 13th is our first meeting of the CCA Monday Morning Advocacy committee. As a reminder we will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays through November via Zoom. At tomorrow’s meeting Jeanette Hensley and Rich Mauro will be leading a discussion and review of the 2022 legislative session. This session was different than any they have ever seen. We hope our members will also share their advocacy experiences this year. Many of the bills we supported this year passed. We will also spend time talking to get feedback from our members on 2023 legislative priorities.


Take our Survey

Colorado Center for Aging has introduced a survey we are strongly encouraging our members and supporters to take. As many grantors require information about an organizations' diversity, equity, and inclusion this survey will help us establish a baseline of demographics that we might become as representative as possible of our state. As a 501c3, CCA is eligible to apply for such grant funding and this survey will contribute to our success. The survey is completely confidential. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our Executive Director, Andrew Davies, at

Note: It is NOT required to sign in to a Google account to complete the survey. 


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where you will find the link to the actual bill tracker:

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: June 13, 2022 - 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Jeanette Hensley - email - 303-249-5598

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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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Denver Property Tax Relief Program - City and County of Denver

The Denver Property Tax Relief Program provides a partial refund of property taxes paid, or the equivalent in rent, to qualifying Denver residents.

Applications are now accepted for the 2021 program year! Apply now through April 30, 2023. MORE INFORMATION HERE

Polis Signs Bill: Assisted Living Facilities In Colorado Can Now Face $10,000

Fines For Negligence, Mistreatment

"Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill aiming to better protect vulnerable Coloradans from neglect in assisted living facilities. This, following a series of CBS4 investigations over the last year and a half uncovering alleged abuse and neglect in some assisted living centers, and a lack of state regulations holding those facilities accountable..."



Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

It’s Time to Throw Out Stereotypes on Aging

"The National Geographic and AARP exclusive study shows that older Americans are redefining their health, defying challenges and living with purpose. In late 2021, journalists at National Geographic magazine and AARP discussed working together to explore how Americans perceive aging as we emerge from the COVID pandemic. That began a research collaboration focused on asking people like you questions that would probe the full breadth of aging issues — from health and finances to attitudes about happiness, home, optimism and even dying..."



The CPR News voter guide to Colorado’s 2022 primary elections: How to vote, who’s running and more to know

"Who gets to vote? Colorado’s primary elections are semi-open. Registered Democrats will only get a Democratic ballot, and the same for registered Republicans. Unaffiliated voters get both party’s ballots, but can only return one for it to count. Minor parties don’t hold primaries, but instead pick their candidates through assemblies..." READ MORE


Intergenerational Households: We Can Make This Work

"Tips for overcoming the common challenges of extended families in ways that are kind, courteous, civil and respectful Now here we are in 2022 with a resurgence in intergenerational households. According to the Generations United 2021 Family Matters report, in America, intergenerational living quadrupled from 2011 to 2021, a 271% increase. Further, the trend is not likely to decrease anytime soon. There are several factors contributing to this phenomenon..." READ MORE


Peer to Peer Financial Counseling

"AARP ElderWatch is here to help you organize your finances whether you’re a caregiver, have recently lost a loved one, or if you are looking to learn more about making and sticking to a budget. Meet with one of AARP ElderWatch’s trained peer-to-peer financial counselors in-person or over the phone for assistance. Call 800-222-4444 #2 to schedule your session today, free of cost..." READ MORE


Tow companies can’t take your car without 24-hours notice, according to new law

Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes it harder for towing companies to remove cars from apartment complexes, mobile home parks and other residential communities. House Bill 22-1314 clarifies and strengthens the state’s existing requirements that companies give certain notifications prior to towing a vehicle on private property. Sponsors say the changes will help protect residents from the financial fallout of an unexpected tow due to minor parking offenses. Previous laws only required towers to notify law enforcement 30 minutes after towing a vehicle from a private property, sharing the storage location and description of the vehicle..." READ MORE


Events & News Around Colorado

June 15, 2022 at 12PM 

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15th, get the latest data and resources you can use to promote elder justice all year long. The #WEAAD615 challenge encourages people around the world to engage their friends, family, and colleagues by sharing facts about elder abuse and how to prevent it. This year, federal agencies will take this challenge with a twist, sharing 6 facts about elder abuse, 1 action the agency will take, and 5 resources or tips you can use to promote elder justice.

Register today to hear from the NCEA and our partners: Administration for Community Living (ACL), Elder Justice Initiative at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Social Security Administration (SSA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center (SMP Resource Center). register here

June 16, 2022 – Thursday, 7:30AM – 4:00PM (Happy Hour Cash Bar 4PM-5PM)

The Future of Aging in Colorado Conference – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Attend In Person or Virtually!

Location: The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel

Address: 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Join us at The Future of Aging in Colorado Conference – attend In Person or Virtually! We are inviting Coloradans from across the state to work together to improve the lives of all Coloradans across the life course, now and for decades to come. We will have representatives from non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, government agencies, and individuals of all ages, assessing where we are today and exploring partnerships to move the aging agenda forward. We will have presentation from Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA), Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA), The SCAN Foundation, Colorado State Demographer, AARP Liveability Index, and bill sponsors to discuss the significance of the 2022 modernization of the Older Coloradan’s Act. This is a free event compliments of our event sponsors Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging (SAPGA) and The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Visit our website for event details and reserve your FREE ticket.

You can attend in-person (Registration for in person ends MONDAY) or virtually!


June 16  2022 at 2:30 PM

Another chance to hear Dr. Becca Levy! (virtual)

Did you miss Changing the Narrative's conversation last month with Dr. Becca Levy? You're in luck. The Center for Workforce Inclusion is holding a conversation with Dr. Levy about the groundbreaking research in her book, and all are invited to attend. You can register here

June 16, 2022 6PM - 830pm

Colorado Refugee Connect presents the 2022 Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau Showcase! Our theme for this year’s World Refugee Day event is Amplify Refugee Voices. This showcase event will be a powerful evening of storytelling by the newest members of the Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau. Join us to listen to the lived experiences of our refugee, asylee, Special Immigrant Visa holder, and Afghan humanitarian parolee neighbors. Buy tickets here

June 21, 2022  12PM - 1PM

Reframing Aging: Addressing the challenges of the "S" word (virtual)

If you've participated in any of Changing the Narrative's workshops, you're familiar with the recommendation to avoid the words senior, senior citizen, or elderly in favor of more inclusive language. But what do you do when those words are in your organization or program name, or when your website guru is advising you that you need to include them for SEO? Join us for a robust conversation with NextFifty Initiative's Chandra Matthews, The Senior Hub's Stephanie Knight and others who have wrestled with these challenges. Register here.

June 29, 2022 12PM - 1PM

Becca Levy Book Club (virtual)

Many of you participated in last month's conversation with Dr. Becca Levy about her groundbreaking research that shows how and what we believe about aging affects our physical and mental health, memory, lifespan and likelihood of developing dementia. You said you wanted to continue the conversation, and we'll be doing just that in this book club event on June 29. So grab the book at your local library, book store or on kindle, and join us on the 29th for a robust discussion about the book and what we can all do to cultivate more age-positive beliefs. Register 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 Summer and Fall 2022

We will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 9:30AM to 11:30AM from June through November. Upcoming meetings are:

Monday, June 13th

Monday, June 27th

Monday, July 11th

Monday, July 25th

Monday, August 8th

Monday, August 22nd

Monday, September 13th

Monday, September 27th

Monday, October 10th

Monday, October 24th

Monday, November 14th

Monday, November 28th

December - TBD

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