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LeadingAge Florida Sends 140
to 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO

LeadingAge Florida is sending a delegation of 140 participants to the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO in Indianapolis, Indiana. Consisting of members of 56 communities, covering the entire continuum of care – representing Affordable Housing, Assisted Living, CCRCs (Life Plan Communities), Home and Community Based Services, and Nursing Homes, LeadingAge Florida will have a strong presence in Indianapolis. The LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO takes place at the Indiana Convention Center running from October 30 to November 2, 2016.

“The LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO is always a dynamic, exciting event,” said LeadingAge Florida President & CEO Steve Bahmer. “While in Indianapolis, LeadingAge Florida members will attend top-notch education sessions, network with colleagues from the other LeadingAge affiliate states, and recommit to creating a society without negative bias towards older adults.”

The 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO is an opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the LeadingAge membership. The LeadingAge Florida delegation will use this occasion as a chance to connect with thousands who share our passion for aging services, our commitment to providing a high-quality of care to our residents, and to improving the lives of those we serve. It’s a time to learn new strategies, be the difference, and connect with peers, exchange ideas and share information about issues of specific interest to Florida’s unique senior population.

“At LeadingAge Florida, we provide year round advocacy at both the state and federal levels on issues affecting our members,” said Bruce Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Vicar’s Landing and LeadingAge Florida CCRC Public Policy Chair. “I am looking forward to the ongoing development of LeadingAge’s Public Policy Congress.”

The LeadingAge Public Policy Congress, which represents the membership, focuses on advocacy, creating public policy principles, and serves as the deliberative body of LeadingAge with the responsibility to discuss and recommend public policy principles to the LeadingAge Board of Directors for approval. LeadingAge Florida representatives on the Public Policy Congress are: John Capes; Moosehaven (Orange Park), Peter Dys; Shell Point Retirement Community (Ft. Myers), Lisa Lyons; St. Joseph’s John Knox Village (Tampa), and Janet Stringfellow, Volunteers of America (St. Petersburg).

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