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November 13, 2022

Plan to attend the Monday, November 14, 2022 CCA Advocacy Committee meeting from 9:30AM to 11:00AM.

At this meeting we will discuss:

  • Review of Election results and 2023 CCA's Legislative Session strategy - We will share which senior-issue friendly legislators were elected and which are completing their second term. We will also discuss CCA's new approach to supporting legislation in 2023 where we are limiting how many bills we will track and support.
  • Colorado Gives Day - Jeanette and Rich will also be talking about Colorado Gives Day. Our organization needs your financial support - LEARN MORE
  • We will have two CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings after this one - Nov 28th and Dec 12th. At the Nov 28th meeting we will have Jarett Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor on Aging, Office of Governor and a staff member from Joint Budget Committee (JBC).

Find details on interesting upcoming events from: Caring for Colorado's Care Workers Zoom Webinar - Nov 14th, Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA) Zoom Meeting - Nov 17th, Increasing Safety In Assisted Living Residences Safety Stakeholder Group for SB22-154 - Nov 17th, and Communities Against Poverty 2022 - Dec 1st. Remember that Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7, 2022. Scroll down this newsletter to find more information.

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Colorado Center for Aging is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Nov 14, 2022 - 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Passcode: CCA2022!

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Questions about CCA Advocacy Committee

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)

Colorado Gives Day is December 6th!

And Colorado Center for Aging is participating!

Colorado Center for Aging Supporters can schedule Colorado Gives Day donations ahead of time.

You can make your donation today!

When you schedule your gift, you are letting us know that we have your support in making Colorado a state where all older adults have full inclusion, appreciation, and respect, giving their voice and being heard on the ranges of issues which will increase their own thriving, and well-being.

Donate Today - CLICK HERE

Visit our web page on the Colorado Gives Day Website


on the Colorado General Assembly Website

The Colorado General Assembly website is a great resource for learning about and staying connected with Colorado state government -

On the website you will find links to the six non-partisan legislative service agencies that support the Colorado General Assembly.

These groups are referred to as "Agencies"

House of Representatives

The Colorado House of Representatives is comprised of 65 Representatives.


The Colorado Senate is comprised of 35 Senators who are elected to four-year terms.

Joint Budget Committee Staff (JBC)

The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) staff provides non-partisan research, analysis, and recommendations related to the state budget to members of the Joint Budget Committee and to the General Assembly.

Legislative Council Staff (LCS)

Since 1953, the Legislative Council Staff (LCS) has served as the nonpartisan research arm of the Colorado General Assembly.

Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS)

The Office of Legislative Legal Services is the non-partisan, in-house counsel for the Colorado General Assembly and writes laws, produces statutes, reviews administrative rules, comments on initiated measures, and serves as a resource of legislative information for the public.

Office of the State Auditor (OSA)

The OSA is an independent, nonpartisan agency in the Legislative Branch. Our performance, financial, and IT audits provide the General Assembly, agencies, and the public with thorough, credible, and impartial assessments of the operation of state programs and the use of state and federal funds.


ALERT - Medicare enrollees warned about deceptive marketing schemes

"With Medicare’s open enrollment underway through Dec. 7th, health experts are warning older adults about an uptick in misleading marketing tactics that might lead some to sign up for Medicare Advantage plans that do not cover their regular doctors or prescriptions and drive up out-of-pocket costs ..." - READ MORE


Senior Health Care & Medicare Assistance (Colorado SHIP & SMP)

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (or SHIP) helps Medicare enrollees navigate the Medicare system and provides free, unbiased and individualized information. Housed within the Division of Insurance, Colorado SHIP has 17 local locations at partner agencies around the state. The Senior Medicare Patrol (or SMP) helps Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse. Need help? - Call 1-800-MEDICARE or Colorado SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) at 1-888-696-7213 to get reliable information for your situation so you know when to take action and what time limits may apply.


Homelessness among older people is on the rise,

driven by inflation and the housing crunch

"The housing affordability crisis, driven in part by the covid-19 pandemic, and high inflation are chipping away at their fixed incomes. Although data is limited, advocates for seniors and people who are homeless say greater numbers of adults are showing up at shelters across the country ..." - READ MORE


Events Around Colorado

Live Online Classes for Seniors from Senior Planet

If you’re a senior aged 60 and older, these live online classes are designed just for you! Learn about finance, wellness, fitness, computers and technology, and so much more. You will also find a real community of fellow life-long learners.


Looking to Sharpen your tech Skills?

Cyber-Seniors provides FREE technology support and training for senior citizens

Founded in 2015 by the creators of the award-winning documentary film CYBER-SENIORS, this non-profit organization provides senior citizens with tech-training using an intergenerational, volunteer model. Young people are provided with lessons and learning activities to train them to act as digital mentors and senior citizens gain access to effective technology training and intergenerational communities that keep them socially connected and engaged. Visit their website to learn more.


November 14, 2022 - Monday, 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Caring for Colorado's Care Workers Zoom Webinar

Plan to attend Caring for Colorado’s Care Workers on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM. Special guest Ai-jen Poo, president of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, TIME 100 Most Influential People honoree, and MacArthur Genius Award recipient will be presenting. Care work is the work that is done before any other work can be done. The economy doesn’t grow or work without care, including for the work force entrusted with the people who matter most in our lives. Join WFCO for a virtual Chat4Change as we host renowned author and organizer Ai-jen Poo to hear what’s happening nationally for care workers. Local leaders, including Bell Policy Center, Colorado Care Workers Unite and the Senior Hub, will share what’s on the horizon in policy and technology for increasing investments in these essential workers who hold up our economy.

Webinar Registration –

November 17, 2022 - Thursday, 9:00AM - Noon

Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA) Zoom Meeting

The Colorado Commission on Aging is scheduled to meet on Thursday, November 17th 9:00AM to Noon. The agenda will include a discussion of the State Plan on Aging and related Community Conversations and the commission is feedback from the community, and that includes CCA members!

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Meeting ID: 899 5375 0485

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Website: Colorado Commission on Aging

November 17, 2022 - Thursday, 1:30PM - 4:30pm

Increasing Safety In Assisted Living Residences Safety Stakeholder Group

The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment has initiated rulemaking on SB22-154 - Increasing Safety In Assisted Living Residences. The department appreciates robust stakeholder engagement from diverse perspectives, as that results in a better final rule. Meetings are open to the public, and all interested parties are invited to attend and participate. This meeting will be recorded, and the chat will be downloaded at the conclusion of the meeting.

  • Use the chat function to identify yourself. Please include your first and last name and the organization you are representing, or reason for interest
  • Please keep your microphone off unless speaking to avoid disruptions due to background noise
  • Feel free to put questions in the chat, or to raise your hand at any time

Zoom Meeting Info - Virtual Zoom Meeting:

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Meeting ID: 843 6707 7866

Passcode: 743026

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If you'd like to get email updates and meeting reminders on the Stakeholder Group for SB22-154, you can add yourself to our interested parties list:

Stakeholder Group for SB22-154 meeting documents, including agendas, proposed rule language, presentations, etc., are posted to the public meeting folder no later than a week before each meeting. The public meeting folder can be found at:

October 15 to December 7, 2022

Medicare Open Enrollment Period for 2023 Medicare coverage

Fall Medicare open enrollment is going on now. The 2022 fall Medicare Open Enrollment Period for 2023 Medicare coverage started October 15th and lasts until December 7, 2022. Depending on your circumstances, this may be the only time during the year that you may be able to update your Medicare coverage.


December 1, 2022 - Thursday, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Communities Against Poverty 2022 from Colorado Center on Law and Policy

On December 1, 2022, join Colorado Center on Law and Policy for our signature annual fall event, Communities Against Poverty. This year’s celebration of the anti-poverty movement in Colorado will feature a Keynote speech by Dr. Fred Wherry, Princeton sociology professor and Director of the Dignity and Debt Network. He will joined by CCLP visiting scholar Dr. Lois Lupica of the University of Denver. Participants will be able ask live questions of the keynote speakers as in years past. 


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 2022

The remainder of the 2022 CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings will be on:

Monday, November 14th

Monday, November 28th

Monday, December 12th

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