About Us

Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA)

The Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA)  is an organization of senior service industry professionals. We are the “chamber of commerce” of the senior industry, with a mission to educate and serve our community in senior retirement services. Our members are a vibrant group of senior industry professionals who care deeply for the population they serve. We are here to provide a platform to our members, to educate, network, and help them continue to serve seniors in the Triad. To learn more about our member organizations, please visit our directory for more information.

TRLA offers members the opportunity to volunteer on one of our committees, Membership Committee, Helping Hands Committee and the Education & Advocacy Committee. We also seek volunteers for our signature event, the annual Elder Caregiver Appreciation event. Each year our members honor caregivers who devote their time and energy selflessly to seniors at the Elder Caregiver Appreciation event. Since 2006, TRLA has honored over 150 caregivers at the annual luncheon.

TRLA funded an endowed scholarship at GTCC for students who are planning to work with Senior Citizens as part of their career.  Each fall semester one student is selected to receive a $500 scholarship to help pay for their studies.  

If you are looking for resources or general information about senior services or retirement in the Triad, please contact us and we will help you in any way possible.

Our Mission

The Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA) serves as an educational, referral and networking resource for members and the community regarding senior retirement services.

TRLA is an unincorporated association that was founded for the public good and operates specifically to support and educate the senior citizens and their families in the community through special program activities.

TRLA was also founded for the good of the individuals who serve senior citizens in the community and specifically to support and educate those Members by providing networking, educational and marketing opportunities. Membership is comprised of senior service industry professionals and affiliate members that serve seniors.

TRLA is an important vehicle through which individuals organize and work together to improve the senior community and society.

Membership Committee

Membership Committee

Co-Chairs: David Haynes, Haynes Long Term Care Insurance 336-314-1698 | David@HaynesLTC.com
Debi Bryant, Home Instead Senior Care 336-601-8332 | debi.bryant@homeinstead.com

Our membership enjoys the purpose of serving seniors, connecting with other senior industry professionals, activities and like interests. We encourage all members to serve in some way on one of our many committees. Your membership provides you access to events and programs for personal networking, professional development, and education.

The Triad Retirement Living Association membership is an annual-dues paying organization and all dues are payable in January of each year. You can join throughout the year at any time.

The Membership Committee reviews and vets all incoming new prospective member applications to determine their eligibility of meeting approval based on at least seventy-five percent involvement in the senior industry. This committee strategizes, challenges and helps members needs in order to provide insight on membership recruitment, engagement and retention. This committee is responsible for the tracking of member attendance at meetings, guests follow up and keeping members in good standing. We believe that member involvement is critical in obtaining optimum benefits in the organization. Although monthly membership meeting attendance is not required, we do encourage making as many meetings as possible to maximize the dues investment and the exposure it can bring.

Bob Cain, Piedmont Home Health 336-462-2906 | bcain20@gmail.com
Ed Leake, RX Care Long Term Care Pharmacy 336-932-1749 | eleake@rxcaremeds.com
Eileen McGuinness-Vaillancourt, Alzheimer’s Consulting 336-420-9210 | alzheimersconsulting@gmail.com
Diane Summerville, New Day Transitions 336-471-1284 | Diane@newdaytransitions-nc.com
Misty Berrier, Carolina Custom Transportation 336-870-7015 | cctransportation@earthlink.net 

Helping Hands Committee

Helping Hands Committee

Co-Chairs: Kate Mooney, Griswold Home Care kate.mooney@griswoldhomecare.com
Lia Miller, Creative Aging Network lia@can-nc.org

The Helping Hands Committee is the charity heartbeat of the TRLA organization. Members seek to make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community. The committee identifies ways our members can focus attention and efforts towards helping seniors live more independently along with supporting local non-profits. The committee organizes resources and executes activities on a monthly and quarterly basis.

In past years, our focus was centered around reducing hunger, serving our veterans, and serving the under-served. Helping Hands organized volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels each month, serve in the local food pantry, donate items to veterans’ events, writing “thank you” cards to veterans, provide Thanksgiving meals to needy grandparents, and many more activities. 

Through the Helping Hands Committee, you can use your experience, professional resources, and the love for seniors to make a difference in our community.

Education & Advocacy Committee

Education & Advocacy Committee

Chair: Bruce McReynolds, Griswold Home Care bruce.mcreynolds@griswoldhomecare.com

The Education & Advocacy Committee is made up of members who are industry experts in specific areas such as Clinical, Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, Home Care and Home Health, Financial & Insurance and Legal.  The committee will bring to the surface industry topics and information to educate members on current issues and topics.

The Committee will conduct quarterly events/programs open to the membership along with the community.

Mission: The Education and Advocacy (EAA) Committee will serve TRLA members and their constituents with valuable information regarding senior industry topics, trending issues facing seniors, and community resources available to seniors and their families. The EAA Committee will identify issues and challenges facing seniors in our local community and seek ways to advocate for change to improve the lives of seniors in our community.

 

By-Laws

The TRLA By Laws were revised in December of 2018.  If you have any questions regarding the by-laws, contact trla-board@trla.info

Review the TRLA By-Laws

2018-2020 TRLA

Board of Directors

2018-2020 TRLA BOARD

Officers

Stephanie Franklin

Stephanie Franklin

President

Retirement Resource Guide

stephanie@playcarolina.com

Howard Driggers

Howard Driggers

Vice President

ComForCare Home Care

hdriggers@comforcare.com

Corinne Auman

Corinne Auman

Treasurer

Choice Connections NC

corinneauman@choiceconnectionsnc.com

Linda Ehrhardt

Linda Ehrhardt

Secretary

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro

lehrhardt@hospicegso.org

Richard Spivey

Richard Spivey

Communications Coordinator

Heritage Care of Conover

rspivey@heritagecareassistedliving.com

TRLA

Committee Chairs

Membership Co-Chairs

David HaynesDavid Haynes
Haynes Long Term Care Insurance
david@haynesltc.com

Debi BryantDebi Bryant
Home Instead Senior Care
debi.bryant@homeinstead.com

 

Education and Advocacy Chair


Bruce McReynoldsBruce McReynolds
Griswold Home Care
bruce.mcreynolds@griswoldhomecare.com

 

Helping Hands Committee Co-Chairs


Kate MooneyKate Mooney
Grisworld Home Care
kate.mooney@griswoldhomecare.com

Lia MillerLia Miller
Creative Aging Network
lia@can-nc.org

 

Elder Caregiver Appreciation Chair


Rhonda DraperRhonda Draper
Heartland Health and Rehab
admissions@heartlandlr.com

Get in Touch

Contact Us

TRLA does not have a physical location. Our mailing address is:

Triad Retirement Living Association
P.O. Box 18422
Greensboro, NC 27409 

If you need to contact someone directly, please use the listing above or the TRLA Board Members.

If your organization would like to become a TRLA member, please complete the online Membership Application.