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LeadingAge Florida Applauds Sen. Stargel &
Rep. Cummings For Sponsoring CCRC Gold Seal Bill

Tallahassee, Fla. — LeadingAge Florida’s top legislative priority for the 2016 Session, regarding Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and the modification of the Gold Seal Program, passed the Legislature and was signed by Gov. Scott this week.  This legislation was filed by Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) and Rep. Travis Cummings (R-Jacksonville) on behalf of LeadingAge Florida.

The new law took effect immediately upon the signature of the Governor.

Steve Bahmer, President & CEO of LeadingAge Florida, applauded the sponsors of the bill for fighting for high-quality when it comes to providing care to seniors.

“Sen. Stargel and Rep Cummings are exceptional public servants and advocates for Florida’s seniors. This legislation maintains the rigorous quality standards of the Gold Seal Program, while streamlining its financial components in sensible ways,” said Bahmer. “Further, I commend Gov. Scott and the bill sponsors for supporting LeadingAge Florida’s efforts to support communities trusted with providing quality care to Florida’s seniors.”

Established in 1963, LeadingAge Florida is the only statewide association representing the full continuum of care for seniors; serving more than 250 mission-driven communities trusted with providing quality care and services. LeadingAge Florida promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.

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