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CALA’s 2018 Day in Your District
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CALA’s 2018 Day in Your District

A big thank you to all CALA’s advocates who participated in 2018’s Day in Your District! We had approximately 50 legislative meetings with over 100 participants. We appreciate you taking time to engage in this important relationship-building activity. District representatives and legislators were grateful that CALA members took the time to visit. In a Facebook post, … Continue reading

Growing the Workforce Together: Partnering with Schools
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Growing the Workforce Together: Partnering with Schools

It’s no secret that the senior living profession is on a trajectory for significant job growth. Nor should it come as a surprise that California’s projections exceed all other states. By 2025, a workforce of 136,000 strong will be needed to serve older adults and their families in California.Senior living professionals recognize that individuals from … Continue reading

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Meets with Residents of Atria at Foster Square
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Congresswoman Jackie Speier Meets with Residents of Atria at Foster Square

As the days get longer, there’s more time for everything…including relationship-building with elected officials. CALA’s Day in Your District is one way to do this. On July 25th, CALA members across the state will visit one of their district offices for a low-key, personal meeting with legislators and staffers. It’s a great opportunity to position … Continue reading

Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show
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Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show

Earlier this month, 875 members and supporters convened in Sacramento—California’s Capital City—for Elevate: CALA’s Spring Conference & Trade Show. Engage Each day, attendees engaged in high-quality sessions that spanned a wide range of critical topics—from dementia care and brain health, to legal and regulatory challenges, as well as culinary, programming, and marketing strategies. An educational … Continue reading

CALA News & Views, Issue 30: Workforce
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CALA News & Views, Issue 30: Workforce

In 2016, during the CALA Board of Directors strategic planning meeting, workforce was the looming issue that rose to the top of all the discussions. The sheer numbers are daunting—the jobs and team members needed to care for the growing population of residents—not to mention recruitment challenges, the need for a bigger talent pool, and … Continue reading