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May 1, 2022

Our next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting is on Monday, May 2, 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: May 2, 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


Help us pass a towing Bill of Rights HB22-1314

Protect residents from predatory towing companies by emailing your Senator

We should all feel safe when we're at home, but for many residents there is a daily risk of waking up and finding out their car was towed for no reason. Working families who are already facing economic challenges like rising rents, are having their car towed for minor violations, or for no reason at all, by greedy towing companies and are forced to choose between paying their rent and getting their car back. Representatives Naquetta Ricks and Edie Hooton and Senator Julie Gonzales and Jerry Sonnenberg have introduced HB1314 - The Towing Bill of Rights, a bill to protect Colorado families and consumers from careless and predatory towers. If passed, not only will it be illegal to tow a car for expired tags, but towing companies will also have to:

  • Allow owners to get their car back even if they can't pay the fines up front.
  • Allows individuals access to their belongings in the car after it is towed.
  • Improve communication and transparency in the towing industry.
  • Ensure better oversight and regulation over the industry.


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

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

The 'Scamdemic' is Another Consequence of COVID

"Tips on how to avoid falling victim to the 3 top scams: romance, cryptocurrency and imposter scams. It might come as an email, disguised as a message from a friend who needs help buying a gift card. It might be a phone call, threatening jail time if you don't immediately pay a fine for missing jury duty. Or it might be a budding online relationship with someone who promises to be the love of your life..." READ MORE


Democrats introduce weakened union-rights bill for county employees

in final weeks of session

"On Monday, the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate introduced SB22-230, a bill that would grant collective bargaining rights to about 38,000 public-sector employees in Colorado. The bill, as it was introduced, would allow people who work for the state’s 64 counties to form unions and — if they can gain enough members — enter into collective bargaining agreements with their employers. That’s a much narrower set than the roughly 250,000 people who would have been covered by earlier versions of the bill, which also included cities, schools and colleges. The initial proposal was gradually eroded over months of negotiations, facing intense opposition from local governments..." READ MORE


Washington State Retools First-in-the-Nation Long-Term Care Benefit

"The WA Cares Fund program, which would provide workers in the state a lifetime benefit of $36,500, was set to begin collecting money through a payroll tax in January, but it was delayed while lawmakers made adjustments to address equity problems. Now the payroll deductions will begin in July 2023, and benefits will become available in 2026..."READ MORE


The Political Determinants of Health and Health Equity in the Aging Population

"Within the discipline of public health, it is commonly understood that health outcomes are influenced by more than genetics and behavior. Many health problems can be firmly linked to a political determinant that created and is perpetuating health inequities in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these inequities, causing disproportionate outcomes, particularly for vulnerable and minoritized groups, including older adults. This article addresses the “isms” plaguing America’s health, while offering novel solutions to forge a path toward recovery and, ultimately, advancing health equity..." 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

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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