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September 25, 2022


Plan to attend the Monday, September 26, 2022 CCA Advocacy Committee meeting


At this meeting we will discuss:


  • October Webinar Events Oct 4th and Oct 6th: "Colorado Aging Advocates: Pressing Issues Across Our State" - see article below.
  • Colorado Division of Housing speaker on affordable housing legislation passed last session, a status update, and also a look ahead to next session.
  • Colorado Commission on Aging - new members announced! View Press Release from Gov. Polis on board and commission appointments - View Press
  • Time permitting we will revisit the CCA Advocacy Subgroup Categories
  • Reminder: Next CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting - Monday, October 10th

ZOOM link

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

Topic: CCA: Advocacy Committee Meeting

Time: Sept 26, 2022 - 9:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8814815119?pwd=Ym1UbU9DUXd4MnZxamZUbjVBVURnUT09


Meeting ID: 881 481 5119

Passcode: CCA2022!


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Passcode: 40922185

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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)

Don't miss these special events on aging

“Colorado Aging Advocates: Pressing Issues Across Our State”

Join us for any of these virtual events:


October 4, 2022 – 10:00am (Western Colorado)

October 6, 2022 – 10:00am (Colorado Springs and Southern Front Range)

October 6, 2022 – 1:00pm (Denver and Northern Front Range)


Register Todayhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfumLxQndcaDgj7aIpCv_o-MDaTIjLKwIaYSxMinlVprZDDvA/viewform


You'll receive the Zoom log-in instructions in the reply email when you register, and also in a reminder email that will go out 24 hours before the workshop from info@changingthenarrativeco.org.


Colorado’s aging advocates invite you to join a virtual event, ‘Colorado Aging Advocates: Pressing Issues Across Our State’. At the event, you can learn more about the intersection of our rapidly aging population and the most important issues affecting our state. As Colorado is the second fastest aging state in the country, this information is more important than ever. In an hour-long virtual event, emceed by AARP Colorado State Director Bob Murphy, candidates will hear from community leaders and local residents about the pressing topics impacting older Coloradans. The events will specifically cover the following issues as they relate to older adults:


Workforce: Learn about the cascading opportunities and needs as older adults become the fastest growing segment of our state’s workforce.


Housing: We’ll discuss the specific implications of our housing crisis for older adults.


Consumer protection: Attempts at fraud and exploitation touch every Coloradan. We’ll discuss these trends as they relate to older Coloradans.


Economic security: The cost of food, health care, and utilities are significant for many families. We’ll cover how these and other costs touch the lives of older adults.


All candidates will be introduced during the event, and presenters will make an effort to answer all questions submitted beforehand.


This event is co-hosted by:


Events Around Colorado

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.

Website: https://cyberseniors.org/

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 

English

Spanish

September 28, 2022 - Wednesday, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM MT

White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

On September 28th, the Biden-Harris Administration will host the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. This event will focus on hunger, diet-related diseases, and health disparities – and how we can make progress to help people live healthier lives. The White House will also be announcing a National Strategy to address the intersections between food, hunger, nutrition, and health.

Register Today - https://health.gov/our-work/nutrition-physical-activity/white-house-conference-hunger-nutrition-and-health

September 28, 2022 - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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 aims-project@uiowa.edu

View Event Flyer - CLICK HERE

Register Today – CLICK HERE

September 29, 2022 - Thursday, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Daniel Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Address: 2155 E Wesley Ave., Denver, CO, 80210 - Room #510

Internationally bestselling author and coach, Richard Leider, is founder of Inventure - The Purpose Company, where the mission is to help people to "unlock the power of purpose" and answer the question, "Why do you get up in the morning?" He is ranked by Forbes as one the top-five most respected coaches. Richard has written 11 books, including three best-sellers which have sold over one million copies. "The Power of Purpose" and "Repacking Your Bags" are classics in the personal growth field. His latest book, "Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old?" is a defining book on purposeful aging. Richard is the Purpose Ambassador for the Vail Alliance for Purposeful Living.

Register Today - https://dughost.imodules.com/s/1150/community/index.aspx?sid=1150&gid=1014&pgid=23700&content_id=26874

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 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 26th

Monday, October 10th

Monday, October 24th

Monday, November 14th

Monday, November 28th

December - TBD

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