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A Room Full of Advocates

Yesterday, California’s new legislators were sworn in, and are now ready to join those returning for another term. One of those returning, albeit in a new district, is Assembly Member Dr. Richard Pan, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Health. Dr. Pan has been a strong supporter of Assisted Living and the valuable services that CALA members provide. CALA members had a chance to meet Dr. Pan in person during a reception at Emeritus at Laguna Creek.

Reception for Dr. Pan, Assembly Member, at Emeritus at Laguna Creek

CALA members from around the area gathered in support of Assembly Member Dr. Pan at Emeritus at Laguna Creek in Elk Grove.

The afternoon reception included CALA members from various communities in both his old and new districts. CALA members enjoyed meeting the Assembly Member and his staff, and were heartened by his practical views on long-term care.

Dr. Richard Pan and Heather Harrison, Vice President of Public Policy and Public Affairs for CALA

CALA’s public policy staff is dedicated to working with California legislators, like Dr. Pan, on behalf of the state’s Assisted Living communities.

Among the subjects discussed, Dr. Pan particularly noted the value of associations in connecting and working with legislators. CALA is dedicated to this work; in fact, it is one of three pillars in our mission statement!

Dr. Pan, CALA staff, and representatives of Emeritus Senior Living

Thanks to Brenda Chappell and Angela Ling of Emeritus Senior Living, the reception was an enjoyable event for all!

Thank you to Angela Ling and Brenda Chappell of Emeritus for helping to organize this wonderful event. And thank you to all CALA members who were in the room that day, and who advocate for Assisted Living in California. If you know of a CALA member who is a strong advocate for Assisted Living, nominate him or her for the Advocate of the Year award.

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