Advocacy

Aspire 2016: Casa de Santa Fe Residents Discuss the Country’s Future with Congressman Tom McClintock

Aspire bwCALA’s 2016 theme, Aspire, challenges our members and supporters to look forward to the future we are creating for our residents, explore new ways of delivering quality care, and celebrate what has always made us great. Today, we’re bringing you the story of Casa de Santa Fe, a CALA-member community looking to the future by advocating for Assisted Living and its residents.

Under the leadership of Cathy Katz, executive director and one of CALA’s 2015 Advocates of the Year, it’s no wonder that Casa de Santa Fe has become a hub for outreach and advocacy in the Rocklin community. According to Cathy, the community recently hosted Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA4). “We had about 40 folks show up…even folks from outside our Casa community.”

Congressman Tom McClintock speaks with a room of residents who are interested in actively shaping the future of their country.

Congressman Tom McClintock speaks with a room of residents who are interested in shaping the future of the country.

The purpose of the visit, according to Cathy, was to provide seniors with the opportunity to talk to legislators and to play an active part in the political process. “Our residents are used to being involved in shaping our country. Although not all of them agreed with the Congressman’s opinions, all were appreciative for the opportunity to talk about current issues with someone in the know.”

Congressman Tom McClintock with Casa de Santa Fe Executive Director Cathy Katz

Congressman Tom McClintock with Casa de Santa Fe Executive Director Cathy Katz.

So, what’s next for the residents of Casa de Santa Fe? Cathy says, “Our activity director has already lined up several other opportunities prior to November’s election.” If you’d like to know what they’re up to next, follow MBK Senior Living on Facebook. Want to become involved in Assisted Living advocacy yourself? Join CALA’s Advocates in Action team today!

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