SAPGA Legislative Caucus on Aging – 4/23/21
State Senator Joann Ginal said the state needs to make sure that all seniors are coming out of COVID well and are being helped. She has tried to add $10M to the Area Agencies on Aging, Meals on Wheels and Housing but, that failed. To some extent, seniors are not incorporated into the federal stimulus. The violent arrest of the 73-year-old woman in Loveland shows that more education is needed for our public safety personnel.
State Representative Mary Young co-sponsored a bill for workforce development making sure seniors are called out in the bill.
From Bob Murphy, State Director for AARP Colorado:
- Colorado is up to 19 Age-Friendly Communities/Lifelong Colorado localities.
- 85% of people want to age in place in Colorado.
- By 2065, the over 65 group will outnumber those under 18.
From Jarrett Hughes: Colorado is the 2nd fastest ageing state
From the National Civic League: They will be hosting an Equity in Aging workshop on 6/3, 9am-1pm. There was no URL offered for this workshop.