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2020 Legislative Days: Advocacy In Action
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1/28/2020 to 1/30/2020
When: January 28-30, 2020
5:30 PM
Where: Doubletree by Hilton
101 S Adams St
Tallahassee, Florida  32301
United States
Contact: Susan Langston
(850) 671-3700

Online registration is closed.
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Interested in Sponsoring at this Event?

Contact Julie Copeland, Business Development
at (850) 702-0317 or click here to be
redirected to the sponsorship information.

Online registration is closed for this event. You can register onsite at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee. Onsite registration will open at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 28 at the reception, or at 7:30 am on Wednesday, January 29.

Join us 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 2020 Legislative Session, including:

  • Enhanced funding for Medicaid reimbursement for nursing homes
  • Workforce and staffing issues
  • Protection of Certificate of Need for nursing homes
  • Updating Assisted Living Facility regulations
  • Preservation and proper usage of the Sadowski housing fund

LeadingAge Florida’s Legislative Days provides an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the implementation of new CCRC regulations
  • Encourage legislators to appropriately and adequately fund nursing home Medicaid reimbursement to ensure the highest quality of care is preserved
  • Tell legislators the importance updating assisted living facility laws to allow seniors to transition out of their homes into a community where their needs can be met without moving into a nursing home

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 Wednesday, January 29 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.


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

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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

Sponsored by:

Wedensday, January 29, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton
The Florida Capitol

7:30 AM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM

Plated Breakfast - Speaker: Jack McRay, Advocacy Manager, AARP-FL
Sponsored by:

8:45 AM Welcoming Remarks
Remarks & Recognitions:
Joel L. Anderson, LeadingAge Florida Chair and President/CEO, Village On The Isle
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Legislative Update, Advocacy Strategy and Plans

Refreshment Break Sponsored by:

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!

Sponsored by:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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.


Registration Fees:
Community/Provider Member - FREE | Prospective Community/Provider Member - $250  - After December 6, 2019 the rate will increase by $30.

Business Member - $345 | Prospective Business Member - $520 - After December 6, 2019 the rate will increase by $30.

Contact Hours: LeadingAge Florida provides up to 6 contact hours of credit for nursing home administrators, nurses, assisted living administrators, 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 $239/night by January 3, 2020. To reserve your room, please click here to make your reservation online or contact the DoubleTree at (877) 800-2652. Reference LAD or  LeadingAge Florida Legislative Days to receive the group rate.

Overflow Hotel Options:
Courtyard Tallahassee North/I-10 Capital Circle, 1972 Raymond Diehl Road, Tallahassee FL 32308, 850-422-0600. Rates starting at $273 subject to availability. 
Fairfield Inn Tallahassee North/I-10, 3219 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee FL 32303, 850-562-8765. Rates starting at $216 subject to availability. 
Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee Central, 1330 Blairstone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850-893-8300. Rates starting at $246 subject to availability. 
Hampton Inn & Suites Tallahassee I-10, 3388 Lonnbladh Road, Tallahassee, FL 32308, 850-574-4900. Rates starting at $195 subject to availability. 

If you are staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee, the parking fee is $15 for self-parking/per night and $18 for valet parking/per night. If you are not staying at the DoubleTree, daytime only valet parking is available for $10.75/per day.
Parking is also available in metered spaces along the street or you may park at the Kleman Plaza Parking Garage off of Duval Street (2 blocks from DoubleTree).

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 January 13, 2020. 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.

Interested in Sponsoring at this Event? Contact Julie Copeland, Business Development Manager at (850) 702-0317.

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, 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.

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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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