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.
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.
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!
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.