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Articles on senior living
For the past 20 years, the members of ALFA have exemplified the principles of choice, dignity and independence for seniors. To support these principles and to enhance quality of life for seniors, ALFA continually influences public policy, promotes business excellence, and ensures an informed public.

The following articles focus on the advocacy efforts of senior living professionals and ALFA. Thank you for advocating for the senior living residents that we serve.
9/3/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate and Chapter Events, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA, the state chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America, announced its 2015 award recipients, who were recognized at the 3rd Annu...
6/24/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, ALFAPAC, CEO, cheatsheet, Engage, Membership, Policy in the States, Regulations
ALFA executive report “ALFA Advocates for You” is now available for members, showcasing the many ways ALFA engages on the state and federal levels to ...
6/17/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity
ALFA has signed on to a letter written by the National Health Council supporting a patient-focused bill currently before federal lawmakers that advanc...
5/27/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, cheatsheet, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA, the Florida chapter of the Assisted Living Federation of America, announced that thanks to its collaboration with the Agency for Health ...
5/20/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy Awards, Statesman Award
ALFA applauds state partner the Texas Assisted Living Association for its success in advocating for meaningful assisted living legislation at the Texa...
5/15/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, Policy in the States, Statesman Award
TALA applauds state partner the Texas Assisted Living Association for its success in advocating for meaningful assisted living legislation at the Texa...
4/28/2015
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, CEO, cheatsheet, Legislation, Policy in the States
Senior living had a reason to celebrate in Florida this week with the passage of a meaningful assisted living reform bill by the state legislature.
3/11/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Federal Agency Activity
ALFA recently commented on proposed rules from the Veterans Administration on its Aid and Attendance benefit. ALFA members are honored to currently se...
3/11/2015
Advocacy, Partnerships, Policy in the States
Harvard University’s School of Government has recognized the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living as part of its 2015 B...
3/1/2015
Senior living’s legislative push for 2015 focuses on issues that protect residents’ independence, choice, and dignity.
1/27/2015
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Family Relations
The White House Conference on Aging is asking for senior living stories showcasing community activities and accomplishments as it helps shape the land...
1/23/2015
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet
The swelling ranks of the nation’s older adults are changing the face of the nation, creating a complex array of opportunities and challenges for issu...
1/21/2015
Advocacy, Allied Member, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Membership, Partnerships, Provider Member, Strategy
ALFA has been working diligently to evolve into an organization positioned and equipped to address the long-term needs of the senior living industry. ...
1/21/2015
Advocacy, Legislation, Policy in the States
The Assisted Living Federation of America, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds President Obama’s remarks in the State of the Uni...
1/13/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, cheatsheet, Legislation, Policy in the States, Regulations
New York is one of the most diverse states in the nation, home to broad rural regions yet housing the nation’s largest city that boasts a population o...
10/30/2014
Advocacy, Affiliate/Chapter, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Policy in the States
California’s motto is simply “Eureka,” meaning “I have found it.” That sentiment reflects perfectly the many seniors who chose the Golden State’s many...
10/8/2014
Advocacy, Affiliate and Chapter Events, Affiliate/Chapter, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Engage, Policy in the States
Florida ALFA has been poised for progress since its establishment in July 2012. The state is a haven for retirees who are attracted by the climate, cl...
8/13/2014
Elected Official Visits, Legislation, Medicare
BMA Management’s Chicago-based Heritage Woods community welcomed U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) this week to meet residents and discuss Medicare fra...
5/22/2014
AARP volunteers across the nation are flocking to Capitol Hill this week with a mission to fight ageism and to encourage Congress to pass a bill chang...
5/1/2014
New definitions, new funding, new friends, and the support of long-time allies: All these have manifested themselves in recent months. Taken together,...
4/15/2014
Advocacy, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education
An exhilarating yet heartbreaking moment in CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley’s career was when she strode on stage to moderate a 2012 p...
4/8/2014
Advocacy, ALFA Knight, ALFAPAC, cheatsheet, Engage, Webinars
A shared purpose brought you and your organization to ALFA, and a unified voice is a compelling tool for advocates like you. ALFA strives to provide ...
4/1/2014
Co-chairs of the Senate Alzheimer’s Task Force are urging fellow senators to sign on to their letter asking the Appropriations Committee to support re...
1/22/2014
Elected Official Visits
Senator Susan Collins toured Bay Square in Yarmouth, a Benchmark Senior Living community, and discussed improving the country's investment in Alzheime...
1/7/2014
Advocacy, ALFA Events, cheatsheet, Engage, Public Policy, Regulations
ALFA is hosting senior living executives at its annual Public Policy Institute mid-February to discuss high priority state and federal policy issues a...
12/10/2013
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Allied Member, CEO, cheatsheet, Core Principles, Engage, Membership, Policy in the States, Provider Member, Public Policy
Legislation and regulation affect how you do business every day, and ALFA works hard to ensure there are effective laws and regulations supporting a s...
12/3/2013
The Assisted Living Federation of America has signed on to a letter sent by the Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) Coalition to the U.S. Pr...
11/12/2013
Advocacy, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence
ALFA hosted 13 senior administrators from China’s National and Provincial Aging departments and committees in early November. The Chinese delegatio...
11/6/2013
Advocacy, ALFA Knight, Elected Official Visits, Engage, Public Policy
It’s the small things making a big difference that attracts Rick Banas to bettering senior living communities and the resident experience. “It’s en...
10/1/2013
ALFA’s elder abuse awareness efforts bring much-needed attention and education to a troubling issue. Under the banner “Older Is Wiser,” ALFA engaged i...