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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.
2/1/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy Brief, Regulations
As 2016 dawns on the community of senior living executives, Argentum continues to take a leading role in policy-making at the state and national level...
1/5/2016
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington and throughout the 50 states, with a goal to advocate...
12/22/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations
One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington and throughout the 50 states, with a goal to advocate...
11/30/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Public Policy Brief
Both state and federal legislative and regulatory activity impact the senior living industry, and a top priority of Argentum is to ensure meaningful a...
10/13/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, cheatsheet, Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education
ALFA sent a letter last week to the Veterans Benefits Administration regarding proposed annual reporting requirements for veterans and surviving spous...
10/1/2015
Advocacy, ALFA, Engage
New fund to support stronger engagement in the states
9/30/2015
Advocacy, ALFAPAC
As part of ALFA's continuing effort to increase its voice in Washington, ALFA recently hired a full-time PAC Administrator – Neil Cohen. As PAC admini...
9/15/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Membership, Policy in the States
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 ...
9/9/2015
Advocacy, Legislation, Policy in the States, Regulations
Oklahoma Assisted Living Association Executive Director Melissa Holland told a legislative panel in a recent meeting that the state was discouraging s...
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...
9/1/2015
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Policy in the States, Public Policy Brief
The Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA) is dedicated to advancing public policy initiatives and advocating for informed choice, quality care, and...
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,...