Advocacy and Engagement

AAA Advocacy and Engagement

As the Area Agency on Aging for Boulder County, we provide leadership and advocacy on issues affecting older adults and caregivers. As a part of the Federal Aging Network, we are mandated by the Older American’s Act to advocate for older adults and their family caregivers. While we are mandated to advocate, our staff and network of partners, volunteers, and allies are passionate supporters of policies and legislation that support healthy aging and family caregivers both at the state and federal level. Situated in Boulder County government, the BCAAA is also guided by the Board of County Commissioners Legislative Priorities and assisted by Policy & Legislative Affairs and Legislative Affairs staff.

For decades, the BCAAA has been collecting and analyzing data about the strengths and needs of older adults in Boulder County. See our data here. Understanding the challenges and opportunities of the County’s aging population is critical for elected officials, city leadership, service providers, non-profits, faith communities, and neighborhoods alike, if we are to successfully create communities in which we can all age well. We share this data with lawmakers, decision makers, partner agencies, businesses, academics, and others to help advocate for older adults and their family caregivers through the following channels:

Federal Advocacy:

Member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

  • They have policy priorities and send out advocacy alerts.
  • They also offer an annual legislative training and Hill visits, which AAA staff attend.

The Board of County Commissioners’ legislative staff also tracks federal legislation and has federal legislative priorities. The BOCC will be considering and adopting 2018 legislative priorities soon.

State Advocacy:

Member of the Colorado Association of Area Agencies on Aging (c4a):

  • Network of 16 AAA’s across the state
  • Grassroots advocacy efforts

Colorado Senior Lobby:

  • Tracks legislation impacting older adults.
  • Coordinates annual Senior Day at the Capitol event each spring.
  • Meets every Monday during the legislative session 9:30-11:30 in Denver. Interested citizens encouraged to attend or call in to meetings.

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Boulder County Area
Agency on Aging

Main: 303-441-3570

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Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80304
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PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306