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November 27, 2022

Plan to attend the Monday, November 28, 2022 CCA Advocacy Committee meeting from 9:30AM to 11:00AM.

At this meeting we will have guest speakers:

  • Jarett Hughes and Geoff Alexander 9:45AM - 10:15AM - At this meeting we will have Jarett Hughes, Senior Policy Advisor on Aging, Office of Governor and Geoff Alexander, Principal Analyst DOLA, CDHS, Behavioral Health talk about items in the governor's budget related to older adults and some bills state agencies are considering.
  • CCA Advocacy Topics Survey for 2023 - We will review the Mentimeter Survey on Advocacy Topics for 2023. If you have not had a chance to take the survey yet here is the link -
  • We will have one more CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings after this one - Dec 12th.
  • Note that we have changed the passcode for our Zoom meetings - It is now CCA2023#

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

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Nov 28, 2022 - 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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NEW Passcode: CCA2023#

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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


Disability Identifier for Driver License/Permit/Identification Card

With the signing of HB 21-1014 (Disability Symbol Identification Document Act), Coloradans who might not be able to effectively communicate with first responders due to a cognitive, neurological, mental health, sensory needs, chronic illness, chronic pain and/or physical disability can choose to add a disability symbol identifier to their driver license or identification card. A person can also choose to remove the symbol at any time. The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin allowing those eligible to add the disability symbol identifier to their driver license or identification on July 1, 2022 -


Leaving in the information about Medicare Open Enrollment which ends Dec 7th

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.


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.


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. 


December 14, 2022 - Wednesday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Direct Care Workforce Collaborative Webinar

The Direct Care Workforce Collaborative is working collaboratively with stakeholders to identify and move forward strategies to support the recruitment and retention of Colorado's direct care workforce. This group intends to meet quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month. Next Meeting is December 14, 2022 from 10:00 - 11:30AM.

Learn more about the Direct Care Workforce Collaborative - CLICK HERE

Zoom Webinar Link -

Meeting ID: ​993 1700 7314 Passcode: 396389

Call-in Option: 1-877-853​-5257

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 28th

Monday, December 12th

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