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March 13, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, March 14, 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: March 14, 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

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

The LCS Chronicle Newsletter From The Legislative Council Staff

There is a lot of good and timely information in this newsletter from the Legislative Council Staff, especially since the Long Bill process will kick into high gear starting next Thursday. Throughout the session, the LCS Fiscal Notes Section publishes fiscal data on all pending and enacted legislation. READ NEWSLETTER

Is Senior Living Home?

"We can start with that last 'observation' since that is the most telling of all. Can a CCRC be considered a 'home' in the same way that one might move to an apartment building to find freedom from the home maintenance challenges of a single-family dwelling?..." READ MORE


Seeking to Shift Costs to Medicare, More Employers Move Retirees to Advantage Plans

"As a parting gesture to a pandemic-ravaged city, former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hoped to provide the city with a gift that would keep on giving: new health insurance for 250,000 city retirees partly funded by the federal government. Although he promised better benefits and no change in health care providers, he said the city would save $600 million a year..." READ MORE


Doing Business: A Pathway to Coordination

"Established by the 1973 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA), Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are charged with responding to the needs of Americans ages 60 and older in nearly every community in the country. AAAs are a part of the national Aging Network, which includes the federal Administration on Aging (AoA) (part of the U.S. Administration for Community Living [ACL]), State Units on Aging (SUAs), and thousands of community-based providers with which AAAs partner and contract (USAging, 2020)..." READ MORE


Exposing the Face of Ageism

"Gerontologist Tracey Gendron reveals why understanding the complexities of age bias is a vital first step in taking effective actions to end it. If the growing number of books and articles published on the subject of ageism is any clue, it looks like we may be reaching a tipping point in raising awareness of the only form of discrimination that potentially affects everyone..." READ MORE


$35 Insulin Cap Is Welcome, Popular, and Bipartisan. But Congress May Not Pass It Anyway

"Democrats in the Senate are primed this month to make their first attempt at salvaging one of the most popular elements of President Joe Biden’s stalled Build Back Better plan, the proposal to cap insulin costs at $35 a month. It might not go well..."



We’re tracking how Colorado lawmakers spend $1 billion of federal aid on affordable housing, behavioral health

"Colorado lawmakers this week began introducing legislation to spend roughly $1 billion in federal coronavirus aid dollars to bolster affordable housing and improve the state’s behavioral health system. The Colorado Sun is tracking the bills, what they do and how much each one would allocate. The money was sent to Colorado through the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion bill passed by Congress last year to help the nation weather the coronavirus crisis..." READ MORE


A Denver HOA in Green Valley Ranch is threatening to foreclose on homes over aesthetics

"The Green Valley Ranch Master HOA is behind a record year in lawsuits against homeowners... Our analysis of court documents shows HOAs citywide took residents to court more in 2021 than any other year in the last decadeIn 2021... 96 homeowners in Denver went to court in cases against their HOAs, the highest in our analysis of the data, which began at 2010. Fifty-two of these cases were brought by the Green Valley Ranch Master HOA..." 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

Through March 23, 2022

Buried In Treasures Workshop Series

Join us for a 16-week course to help improve your life and create more living space for you and your family. This group meets once per week for 2-hours and offers a supportive environment for people ready to make a change in their life. This group is for adults age 60+ living in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties through funding support from DRCOG and Next50 Initiative. For more information or to make a referral, please contact Jordan at 866-217-5808 or email

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE


March 14, 2022 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting

On Monday, March 14th the CCA Advocacy Committee will meet. Our CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting eNewsletter with agenda is sent out on the Sunday before a Monday morning meeting. We will be meeting every Monday until the session ends. Sometimes meetings are cancelled due to a Federal Holiday - LEARN MORE

March 17, 2022 - Thursday - 3:00PM - 4:00 PM

TFAH Age-Friendly Public Health Systems Webinar: Healthy Aging & Social Determinants of Health

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is holding a webinar on March 17, “March AFPHS Training – Healthy Aging & Social Determinants of Health," as part of their monthly training series. For more information and to register for event, visit website CLICK HERE

March 17, 2022 - Thursday - 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Learn More About Hearing or Vision Loss Resources with AgeWise Colorado

Are You or a Loved One Experiencing Hearing or Vision Loss? Join us to learn about resources from Audio Information Network of Colorado, Relay Colorado, and Colorado Talking Book Library. This webinar is FREE via Zoom but please register.

Register Today - CLICK HERE

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

March 18, 2022 - Friday - 10:30AM -11:30AM

911 Emergency Response System Webinar

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC), along with several partner organizations from the disability community, have been working with the Colorado Department of Public Safety to improve how emergency responders interact with people who have disabilities. A current problem is how to improve 911 dispatch services for callers whose communication is affected by a disability. During the meeting, the Colorado Department of Public Safety will be giving a demo of a new emergency response system that is being developed, and we need our community members to learn about this new system and offer their feedback to ensure that the system works for people with disabilities. 

Zoom Link - or join by phone at by calling


Enter Meeting ID 989 794 7137

March 18, 2022 - Friday - 7:30AM - 8:45AM MST 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Removing Barriers to

Address Needs of Diverse Populations

Our executive panel will discuss how Colorado is providing equitable care across diverse populations. We will discuss how healthcare organizations are addressing health equity and barriers to care with the uninsured population compared to the commercially insured.

To find out more and register visit website CLICK HERE

Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management

March 24, 2022 - Wednesday, 3:00PM - 4:50PM


March 31, 2022 - Wednesday, 3:00PM - 4:50PM

Health Cabinet Policy Summit

Please register to join Lt. Governor Primavera, Health Cabinet executive directors, and industry leaders for the Health Cabinet Policy Summit hosted by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. A link to the full agenda is on our website:

View Agenda & Register:

  • When you register, you will be registered for Session 1 and Session 2:
  • Session 1 - March 24, 2022, 3:00PM – 4:50PM
  • Session 2 - March 31, 2022, 3:00PM – 4:50PM
  • Time shown in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

March 28 - 29, 2022

18th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

You are invited to attend the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference, March 28-29, 2022 at the Westin Denver Hotel. Co-Hosted by the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging, the VA GRECC, and CU Anschutz Division of Geriatrics, this conference brings together clinicians, service providers, researchers and community members in a unique learning environment of education and knowledge exchange providing the latest information of work being done in the aging sector.

Click here to register:

March 30, 2022 - Wednesday, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

"Dementia 101 + Reducing Your Risk" by JJ Jordan

The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging and Dementia Friendly Denver are presenting this free class. The class covers the following topics such as:

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

What are the most common types of dementia?

What are the warning signs for dementia?

Cognitive issues might not be dementia 

Register Today- CLICK HERE

March 31, 2022 - Thursday - 2:30PM - 4:00PM EST (12:30PM - 2PM MST)

Second of Four CMS Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Listening Sessions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host four listening sessions centered on non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). All four sessions are open to the public. Through these listening sessions, CMS would like to obtain your input regarding potential practices for improving Medicaid program integrity for NEMT.

Learn More – 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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