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LeadingAge Florida Annual Convention: Ben Carson Clips

News Service of Florida: Ben Carson Returns to Sunshine State
By Dara Kam

Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon tapped by President Donald Trump as HUD chief , will be the keynote speaker at LeadingAge Florida’s annual convention at Championsgate — a luxury resort outside Orlando — on Monday. LeadingAge is a non-profit association whose members include nursing homes, assisted living facilities and affordable-housing providers for seniors.

WMFE | 90.7: HUD Secretary Ben Carson to Visit Orlando
By Renata Sago

On Monday, the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, will visit Orlando to deliver the keynote address at the annual convention for LeadingAge Florida. The nonprofit coalition represents more than 250 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities across the state.

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By Peter Schorsch
Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson will make a stop in Orlando Monday to deliver the keynote address at LeadingAge Florida’s annual convention. LeadingAge is a non-profit whose members provide senior health care and housing services at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. Members of the health care organization have been big proponents of Carson since he was confirmed as HUD secretary March 2 by Congress.

Orlando Sentinel: Ben Carson Warns of Senior Housing Crisis in Florida, U.S.
By Steven Lemongello
Seniors are increasingly in danger of being denied housing because of rising home prices, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Monday at a conference at the ChampionsGate Resort. Carson, named by President Donald Trump to head the HUD Department, was speaking on senior housing issues as the keynote speaker at the LeadingAge Florida annual convention at the Omni Hotel in northwestern Osceola County.

SaintPetersBlog: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Says Senior Housing is Top Priority
By Terry Roen
Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson spoke Monday about the importance of using public-private partnerships to provide affordable housing for seniors. The neurosurgeon-turned-housing-secretary gave a 30-minute speech to senior housing and health care providers at the 54th Annual LeadingAge Florida Convention in Orlando. Carson, who took the job in March, said senior housing was one of his top priorities.

WMFE | 90.7: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Talks Affordable Housing for Florida Seniors
By Madeline Ninno (WMFE)
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson says it’s possible to help Florida’s seniors find affordable housing without costing taxpayers more. Carson delivered the keynote address Monday afternoon at LeadingAge Florida’s annual convention in Orlando. The nonprofit coalition represents more than 250 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities across the state. Carson said HUD would save the federal government money by cutting unsuccessful housing programs and working closely with the private sector, adding that cooperation is is key to reduce the federal budget deficit.

WGCU: HUD Secretary Ben Carson Visits Orlando
By Renta Sago
Today the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, will visit Orlando to deliver the keynote address at the annual convention for LeadingAge Florida. The nonprofit coalition represents more than 250 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and retirement communities across the state. Spokesman Greg Ungru is expecting Carson to talk about affordable housing for seniors.

HUD Secretary Carson Praises Reverse Mortgage Program in Speech
By Alex Spanko
Secretary Ben Carson affirmed his commitment to the reverse mortgage program in a Monday speech to a major advocacy group for older Americans, lauding recent program improvements and emphasizing his desire to help homeowners age in place.
“This is a top priority for my department: To give seniors more opportunities, more alternatives, more choices, and, if desired, to help more people age in place,” the Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary said in remarks at LeadingAge Florida’s annual convention in ChampionsGate, Fla.

Orlando Rising: HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson Says Senior Housing is Top Priority
By Terry Roen
Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson spoke Monday about the importance of using public-private partnerships to provide affordable housing for seniors. The neurosurgeon-turned-housing-secretary gave a 30-minute speech to senior housing and health care providers at the 54th Annual LeadingAge Florida Convention in Orlando. Carson, who took the job in March, said senior housing was one of his top priorities.

Capital Soup: Carson Kicks Off LeadingAge Florida Annual Convention
Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, kicked off the 54th Annual LeadingAge Florida Convention & Exposition with a lunchtime keynote address that highlighted new HUD programs and approaches to providing affordable housing to seniors. “We were honored to hear from Secretary Carson this afternoon,” said LeadingAge Florida President & CEO Steve Bahmer, “and to learn about his vision for ensuring our most vulnerable seniors have access to affordable housing.”


LeadingAge Florida: Carson Kicks Off LeadingAge Florida Annual Convention
Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, kicked off the 54th Annual LeadingAge Florida Convention & Exposition with a lunchtime keynote address that highlighted new HUD programs and approaches to providing affordable housing to seniors.

HUD: Suggested remarks for Dr. Benjamin Carson Secretary of Housing & Urban Development at the annual LeadingAge Florida Convention and Exposition
Thank you for that generous introduction. Good morning. And, thank you for the gracious invitation to join you today. On this day, July 17th, in 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States. It was a visionary addition to the early growth of our nation. And, over time, Florida has become one of our most diverse states. Florida embraces that diversity: culturally, economically, and demographically. There is a saying: “Where America is going, Florida gets there first.” Today, at this event, the journey to the future is underway. Florida is looking to the future, with older Americans leading the way. More and more of our citizens are over 65 years of age … about 15 percent, nationally. And, as our nation ages, we must become wiser, smarter, while expanding choices for seniors.

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By Peter Schorsch
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For 54 years, LeadingAge Florida has served as a nonprofit statewide association of more than 250 mission-driven communities, representing the full continuum of care for seniors with members ranging from affordable housing to nursing homes and from assisted living facilities to continuing care retirement communities. LeadingAge Florida is proud to serve quality leaders who devote themselves to creating a culture of excellence that motivates and inspires others throughout the aging continuum. LeadingAge Florida’s members are trusted with providing quality care and services to Florida’s seniors. LeadingAge Florida promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.