What is in the secret recipe that makes a community? Residents, staff, and the relationships between them? The community’s connections with others in the area? A culture of individual attention, innovative care, inclusive environments? Last week, 61 legislative district offices got to find out during the eighth annual Day in Your District. They met with more than 100 CALA members to learn about the benefits of Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities, and the ways in which they enrich their residents’ lives and the community-at-large.
One attendee described their discussion: “We laughed a lot, with great questions from them, and great answers from our team to their questions.” Another mentioned, “Overall the visit was rated above average—I might even say outstanding. I believe this was the best day in the district yet for me personally and professionally.”
District representatives and legislators were grateful that CALA members took the time to visit. In a Facebook post, a CALA member said “We appreciate the warm welcome that we received and look forward to working with our local representatives about senior living and care.” Another enthusiastic member shared, “WHY ISNT EVERYONE GOING TO THIS??!!”
Legislators, staffers, and CALA members alike were thankful for the experience. A CALA-member attendee put it best: “Thank you so much for coordinating this Day In Your District event. It was a pleasure to build on this relationship!”
Now it’s our turn to say “thanks!” Thank you to all the participants who made this a successful Day in Your District! CALA members: if you’d like to help build relationships with legislators, invite your legislator to visit your community.