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January 15, 2023

Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Our meeting is from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Our regular Monday morning meeting was moved to honor the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Colorado Holiday. Find details about MLK Day - CLICK HERE

There are Bills to Review

Jeanette Hensley and Rich Mauro have been reviewing bills for issues important to older adults and they have added bills to our CCA Capitol Watch Bill Tracker. On Tuesday we will be reviewing the bills. Our approach is to review the bills one week and then the following week members will vote on whether to monitor, support, strongly support, or oppose. Please take some time to review the bills before Tuesday's meeting and come prepared to share your thoughts on the bills. Link to CCA Bill Tracker - CLICK HERE

News about the CCA Capitol Gang

The last few weeks we advertising a CCA Policy Interest Survey in our newsletter. Many people responded and on Friday, January 13th we had our first training session. At Tuesday's meeting we will share more information about the CCA Capitol Gang. If you missed taking the survey, it is not too late to get involved - Send us an email.

  • Is your Coloradao Center for Aging membership current? Remember that to vote on bill positions you must be a member. Send us an email if you are unsure if you are a member - CLICK HERE

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)

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News from CCA

Have you experienced age discrimination when applying for a job?

If you have, and are open to sharing your experiences, the Older Worker Policy Collaborative would love to hear from you! By sharing your story, you'll be helping to support policy change to make Colorado's workplaces fairer for people of all ages. If you're interested in either learning more or speaking with someone, you can sign-up here, and we'll be in touch. Please know that your name, experience, and any identifying information will never be shared without your explicit consent.

Share your story - CLICK HERE


The Big Lines from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ 2023 Inaugural Speech

"Gov. Jared Polis provided a road map Tuesday for how he plans to spend his next four years leading Colorado as he was sworn into office ..." - READ MORE


Why Nursing Home Reform Is Finally Coming

"Nursing-home reform, long advocated by long-term care analysts and the public, seems to finally be happening. Not a moment too soon. In a 2021 survey by The John A. Hartford Foundation (a funder of Next Avenue), 71% of respondents age 50 and older said they were unwilling to live in a nursing home ..." READ MORE


Colorado governor calls for more property tax relief as

long-term solution to rising tax bills remains elusive

"Gov. Jared Polis wants state lawmakers to deliver an additional $200 million in property tax relief over the next two years, bringing the total respite offered by the legislature over that period to $900 million, as Democrats and Republicans debate a long-term solution to rising tax bills ..." READ MORE


We answered your questions about Colorado’s Towing Bill of Rights law

"Picture this: You step outside your home to go to your car, but it’s nowhere to be found. The space on the street where you parked it is empty. It’s been towed. Naturally, you’re upset. And now you owe hundreds of dollars to get it back ..." - READ MORE


Improve Your Mobility for Better Fitness

"Last December, I got rear-ended in traffic. Shortly after that, my ex-boyfriend joined my gym. These two unfortunate events, happening quickly, made me wonder if the universe might be sending me a sign: Was it time to change my workout? ..." - READ MORE


Pharma Cash to Congress

"Every year, pharmaceutical companies contribute millions of dollars to U.S. senators and representatives as part of a multipronged effort to influence health care lawmaking and spending priorities. Use this tool to explore the sizable role drugmakers play in the campaign finance system ..." - READ MORE


Avian flu wreaks more havoc in Colorado egg layers and wild birds

"The mass slaughter of egg-laying flocks has decimated the commercial egg market in the state, with every large producer now affected after a spread of the outbreak in December. Wildlife officials say they are overwhelmed by reports of carcasses in the wild and have limited testing of dead birds in order to concentrate efforts in the most impacted areas ..." - READ MORE



January 16, 2023 - Monday, 9:30AM - 1:00PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Colorado Holiday Commissions “Marade”

THIS PARADE IS THE ONLY ONE OF IT’S KIND IN THE NATION and includes laying of the wreath, Marade, and from Noon to 1:00PM entertainment, awards and celebration in Civic Center Park.

Learn More

January 17, 2023 - Tuesday, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

Date change due to MLK Day!

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting via Zoom

There will be a CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Newcomers and visitors are welcome - LEARN MORE


January 18, 2023 - Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Change AGEnt Coffee Chat 

Changing the Narrative hosts monthly virtual coffee chats on Zoom – every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM MT. It's a time to connect and make others motivated to take actions large and small to end ageism and to create a more age-inclusive society. In each chat, there is time to meet others, and to brainstorm ideas in small groups on the specific challenge or question issued for the month.

Virtual event: A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP

January 23, 2023 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting via Zoom

There will be a CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Newcomers and visitors are welcome - LEARN MORE


January 30, 2023 - Monday, 9:30AM - 11:00AM

CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting via Zoom

There will be a CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting on Monday, January 30, 2023 from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. Newcomers and visitors are welcome - LEARN MORE


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.


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.


CCA Advocacy Committee Meetings 2023

The first CCA Advocacy Committee Meeting of 2023 will be on Monday, January 9th from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. The committee will be meeting every Monday while the legislature is in session. Note that we may not have meetings on certain Federal and State holidays.

If you are not a member of Colorado Center for Aging - Join Today!

Not sure if you are a member? Send us an email - CLICK HERE

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Donate to the Colorado Center for Aging - CLICK HERE

Colorado Center for Aging is a 501c3 non-profit organization,

born out of the roots of Colorado Senior Lobby (CSL) - LEARN MORE

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