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2019 Legislative Days - Advocacy In Action
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3/11/2019 to 3/13/2019
When: March 11-13, 2019
5:30 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton
101 S Adams St
Tallahassee, Florida  32301
United States
Contact: Susan Langston
(850) 671-3700

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Registration is now open for LeadingAge Florida’s Legislative Days
– an important opportunity to meet with your state legislators and advocate for the issues that matter the most to you and your residents! Numerous mission critical issues will be in play during the 2019 Legislative Session, including:

  • Significant changes to CCRC regulations
  • Funding for the “hold harmless” provision of the Medicaid reimbursement system for nursing homes
  • Preservation and ensure proper usage of the Sadowski housing funds
  • Protection of Certificate of Need for nursing homes

LeadingAge Florida’s Legislative Days provides and presents you with an opportunity to:

  • Ensure that any changes made to the regulation of Florida CCRCs are reasonable, justifiable, and don’t result in potential unintended consequences for financially stable CCRCs.
  • Talk with legislators about the lack of infrastructure necessary to care for a growing population of low-income seniors, and tell your story about the need for legislators to spend Sadowski Trust funds as they were intended – to ensure access to affordable housing for Florida seniors.
  • Encourage legislators to be cautious and thoughtful in their consideration of nursing home regulatory reforms.
  • Tell legislators the importance of restoring Medicaid retroactive eligibility.

Legislators need to hear from you so they understand, promote, and protect the programs and services your communities provide for Florida’s seniors. Your credibility as an industry expert and as a provider makes you an ideal advocate for your community and the seniors you serve!

Join us for lunch on Tuesday, March 12 to hear from key policymakers who make the important policy decisions affecting our member communities. After lunch we will head to the Capitol to make sure the collective voice of LeadingAge Florida is heard. We will make sure you have all the background and talking points you need to be effective.

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Legislative Days: Advocacy in Action Schedule
*Program Subject to Change

DoubleTree by Hilton - 101 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

Monday, March 11, 2019

5:30-7:30 PM Welcome Reception
DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton
The Florida Capitol

7:30 AM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast - Speaker TBD

8:45 AM Welcoming Remarks
Remarks & Recognitions:
Roger A. Stevens, LeadingAge Florida Chair and President/CEO, Westminster Communities of Florida
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Legislative Update, Advocacy Strategy and Plans
12:00 Noon Lunch
Keynote Speaker:TBD
1:30 PM Legislative Visits at The Florida Capitol
5:30-7:30 PM Meet & Greet Legislative Reception

Be sure to invite your legislators!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 AM  Informal Discussion and Follow-Up from Visits to the Capitol
Share and listen to members describe their experiences in the Capitol.

9:30-11:00 AM LeadingAge Florida Town Hall


Registration Fees:
LeadingAge Florida Member - $195        Prospective Member - $225
       After February 18, 2019 the rate will increase by $30.

Contact Hours: LeadingAge Florida is providing up to 6 contact hours of credit for nursing home administrators, nurses and social workers licensed in Florida.

Hotel Reservations - DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee:
LeadingAge Florida has a block of rooms reserved at a special rate of $214/night by February 8, 2019. To reserve your room, please click here to make your reservation online or contact the DoubleTree at (877) 800-2652. Reference LeadingAge Florida to receive the group rate. Parking at DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee: The parking fees are $15 for self-parking/per day and $18 for valet parking/per day.

Additional Hotel Options:
Courtyard by Marriott Tallahassee Capitol
1018 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 222-8822
Click here for hotel website. 

Residence Inn by Marriott Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol
600 W Gaines St, Tallahassee FL 32304
(850) 329-8080
Click here for hotel website. 

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to LeadingAge Florida. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each cancellation. No refunds will be issued after February 25, 2019. Substitutions will be accepted at no additional fee.

Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or special accommodations you will need to fully participate in this meeting. Call Maria Maggio at (850) 671-3700 or email

Scholarships Available
The Scott Boord Career Development Scholarship Program gives members an opportunity to attend aging services programs and education events for those that otherwise would be unable to participate because of financial limitations. Scholarships are awarded to members who meet certain criteria. To find the guidelines and application, please click here.


Register online and pay with credit card, by clicking on the REGISTER button above. If you're not sure what of your member status, or your log-in ID is please contact us at (850) 671-3700 before proceeding with your registration.

If you are a non-member and select the member rate, we reserve the right to charge the credit card on file for the rate difference.  A receipt of the additional charge will be sent to the email address provided on the registration.


Why is Grassroots Advocacy So Important?
Legislators listen to constituents, because they answer to them! This event will give you the opportunity to speak with lawmakers while they are making critical decisions about the state budget, long-term care, and senior housing. By telling them your story, you can personalize the issues and influence the outcome of pending legislation. Legislators need to hear from you so services and programs for senior Floridians are treated fairly. As a provider, your credibility makes you the perfect expert advocate for your community and the elders you serve. Your attendance is needed to make LeadingAge Florida’s unified voice heard loud and clear.


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