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September 11, 2022

Plan to attend the Monday, September 12 2022 CCA Advocacy Committee meeting

At this meeting we will discuss:

  • Reviewing ideas for reorganizing our CCA Advocacy Planning Subgroups
  • We also want your input on how you think we should change and reorganize the subgroups
  • We will also be reviewing speakers and presentations that we will book for the rest of the year’s Monday morning meetings
  • We are interested in learning about people and organizations you would like to hear from at upcoming meetings

As an organization we are very interested in hearing from our members and followers on their ideas for the direction of the Colorado Center for Aging in regard to older adult advocacy at the capitol and our Monday Morning CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings.

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Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Sept 12, 2022 - 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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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)


The Older Worker Policy Collaborative (comprised of AARP Colorado, Bell Policy Center, Changing the Narrative, Colorado Center on Aging, Colorado Gerontological Society, CU Multidisciplinary Center on Aging, iAging, and others) is trying to gain a better understanding of the employment and application experiences of workers 50 and older. While these Coloradans comprise the fastest growing segment of our workforce, we have minimal information about their experiences, particularly as it relates to issues of age discrimination. To fill this gap, the Collaborative developed a short 3-minute survey. The survey is anonymous and open until the end of September. We’ll use the results to advocate for more robust policies supportive of Colorado’s experienced labor force. Here are links to the survey in 



Graduation Dates

Changing the Narrative is working with a coalition of partners to emulate what Connecticut did last year: Pass a law banning school graduation dates from job applications. Why? The link between workplace age discrimination and graduation dates on job applications is strong. You can learn more on this fact sheet.

Interesting Articles Focused on Advocacy Issues

A Housing Documentary

From better health, to food security, to good education, housing is foundational to every aspect of well-being, building stronger communities, promoting economic growth, and providing opportunities for everyone to thrive. Learn more about the housing barriers and inequities of Coloradans in this documentary. 

Video link HERE

What does TABOR stand for?

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (abbreviated TABOR) is a concept advocated by conservative and free market libertarian groups, primarily in the United States, as a way of limiting the growth of government. TABOR requires state and local governments to establish and maintain a 3% emergency reserve. This means governments in Colorado must set aside an amount of money in reserves equivalent to 3% of their fiscal year spending.

Watch TABOR in Two Minutes - CLICK HERE

Her Brother Landed in a Nursing Home. She Was Sued Over His Bill.

"Consumer advocates say nursing homes slip the agreements into papers that family members sign when an older parent or sick friend is admitted. Sometimes people are told they must sign, a violation of federal law. 'They are given a stack of forms and told, ‘Sign here, sign there. Click here, click there,' said Miriam Sheline, managing attorney at Pro Seniors, a nonprofit law firm in Cincinnati..."

Read more HERE


Events Around Colorado

Tuesday, September 13, 2022  Noon - 1PM

Continuing the Becca Levy Book Club conversation

We had a wonderful conversation in June about Dr. Becca Levy's book, Breaking the Age Code. And one thing everyone who attended agreed on: You want to continue. So we've scheduled another book club discussion for September 13. You can sign up here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022  1:00PM – 3:00PM

Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) and the City of Thornton Presentation on Resources for Individuals who Experience Barriers to Reading Print Materials

Location: Community Connections

Address: 9471 Dorothy Blvd, Thornton, CO

Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) and the City of Thornton invite you to learn more about resources for individuals who experience barriers to reading print materials and other challenges. Ensight Skills Center will be providing a presentation at 2 PM. Bring a friend and get an extra entry for prizes!

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

Upcoming Workshops for Jobseekers and for Employers

Changing the Narrative, Broomfield Workforce Center, and Workforce Boulder County are offering two virtual workshops in September: One for jobseekers age 50 and over, and one for employers (public, private and nonprofit) who want to leverage the benefit of experienced talent to fill their talent pipelines. 

Thursday September 15, 2022 Noon - 130PM

Success Strategies for Jobseekers Age 50+

Are you or someone you know age 50+ and looking for work? Are you someone who works with people age 50+ on employment? If so, this workshop is for you. In this interactive workshop, we will share:

  • The myths and truths about older workers
  • The range of programs and training available through federally-funded workforce centers
  • Strategies for showcasing your strengths
  • How to put together a compelling resume for today
  • Interviewing strategies in a video world
  • And more!

Bring your questions and ideas. There will be ample opportunities for sharing best practices, and lessons learned.

You can register HERE

September 21 21, 2022 11:00 AM (for employers)

Fill Your Talent Pipeline 

Having trouble finding talent? Have you thought of older workers? Join us and learn why building a talent pipeline across generations is a smart strategy. You will leave with concrete steps and strategies to start strengthening your workforce now. Presented by Changing the Narrative, Broomfield Workforce Center and Workforce Boulder County.

You can register HERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9AM - 4PM

Age-Inclusive Management Strategies (AIMS) Conference

Location: History Colorado Center

Address: 1200 No. Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Join Transamerica Institute and University of Iowa to learn about Colorado employers' successes in adopting age-inclusive management strategies. The one-day conference will feature national aging and work experts, state of Colorado leadership, and employers who are part of the first generation to adopt the AIMS program. This event is free to attend. Contact us at 877-254-4547 or

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

Register Today – 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 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, September 12th

Monday, September 26th

Monday, October 10th

Monday, October 24th

Monday, November 14th

Monday, November 28th

December - TBD

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