LeadingAge Needs Your Input in Town Hall Conversations

Grassroots | April 23, 2018 | by Barbara Gay

LeadingAge has established a new national public-policy setting process, the most important part of which is a Town Hall Conversation in each state. These town hall conversations will depend upon members' participation to develop useful input as the basis for our public policy advocacy next year.

Whether you serve older adults in affordable senior housing, long term care, home and community-based services, hospice, life plan communities, or another setting, LeadingAge wants to hear from you on how federal government policy affects your operations and residents and any changes you feel are necessary.

Town hall conversations are being organized by each of our state association partners. LeadingAge state and national staff will participate to hear directly from you on public policy issues of concern to your community. Results of the conversation will be shared with LeadingAge’s Public Policy Committee, Board of Directors and staff, and will be used to set policy priorities to better represent your interests and the interests of older adults in Washington, DC.

The town hall conversations already have begun in Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, South Dakota and Illinois. Other states have scheduled their conversations to take place over the next several weeks. The conversations are recorded, and we will use these recordings to gauge our members concerns about ways national public policy is affecting their communities, the older adults they serve, and how policy could be changed for the better.

We hope that as many LeadingAge members as possible will attend their states' town hall. To find out when a town hall conversation has been scheduled in your state, please contact your state association.