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The Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA) was established under the authority of the Older Coloradans Act (C.R.S. Sections 26- 11-100.1 to 26-11-106) to serve as the primary advisory body on all matters affecting older persons. The CCOA is a volunteer organization of seventeen people appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate committee to serve for four year terms. There are two members appointed to each of the seven Congressional Districts, and members representing that district may not be from the same political party. In addition to the fourteen members there is one at-large Commissioner, and one member each of different parties from the State Senate and House.
Commissioners duties include:
Meetings are held six times a year with two meetings being held outside the Denver area and all meetings are open to the public.
Colorado Commission on Aging (Day 1)
Thursday, January 24th, 2018 (9am-4pm)
1575 Sherman St. 8th floor C-Stat Room
Denver, CO 80203
Colorado Commission on Aging Meeting (Day 2)
Friday, January 25th, 2018 (9am-2pm)
Allan Buckingham Awards Luncheon
§C.R.S. 26-11-101: Statute Governing the Colorado Commission on Aging
This framework was developed as a collaboration between CDHS and the Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA) in response to the currently increasing older adult population in Colorado. The Colorado Aging Framework incorporates the findings of the 16 Area Agencies on Aging as they assess the needs of older adults in their communities. It includes information from other states and national organizations, such as the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and others, regarding the most up-to-date thinking on issues affecting older adults (e.g., housing, health care, employment, caregiving, etc.). It captures what state agencies in Colorado are doing, right now, to respond to the increasing population of older adults.
Allen M.A. Buckingham served on the Colorado Commission on Aging from 1986 to 1998. The Commission's annual Senior Legacy Award was awarded posthumously to Allen in December 1998 and the event was renamed in his honor. Allen served on the national AARP Board of Directors, as regional director of the Region VIII U.S. Administration on Aging, and held other key positions during his career. Allen promoted the needs of older persons, especially that they live in dignity, have freedom and choice, and realize full and active participation in their society. Download the award nomination form.
The Centenarian Project is a promotional activity of the Commission on Aging to celebrate the lives of Centenarians across the state, recognize their individual century of achievement, and focus the attention of all Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. The Centenarian Project recognizes seniors who have achieved the age of 100 or older by awarding centenarian certificates prepared by the Commission and signed by the Governor. Certificates are usually awarded at birthday parties or other family functions and can be presented by Commission members. We know statistically that centenarians are increasing in number, but we want to know them individually so they can be honored for their lifetime of achievement. If you, a family member, or friend will soon turn 100 years old and/or 101 or older, please complete and return this Centenarian Certificate Application at least 30 days prior to the centenarian's birthday.
Check out the Centenarian Celebration of 2017, Durango Senior Center, May 2017