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
Joanne Pizzuto, Always Best Care Senior Services jpizzuto@abc-seniors.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.

Helping Hands Committee

Helping Hands Committee

Co-Chairs:
Andy Womack, Home Instead Senior Care andy.womack@homeinstead.com
Mary Manley, AuthoraCare Collective  mary.manley@authoracare.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 organizes 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 your community.

Education & Advocacy Committee

Education & Advocacy Committee

Co-Chairs:
Mark Hensley, AARP mhensley@aarp.org
Tammy McKee, Alamance Eldercare tammy.mckee@conehealth.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

2020-2021 TRLA

Board of Directors

TRLA BOARD

Officers

Stephanie Franklin

Stephanie Franklin

President

Retirement Resource Guide

stephanie@playcarolina.com

Bruce McReynolds

Bruce McReynolds

Vice President

Jeramy Reid

Jeramy Reid

Treasurer

Sara Black

Sara Black

Secretary

Brookdale Senior Living

sblack8@brookdale.com

Sara French

Sara French

Communications Coordinator

TRLA BOARD

Committee Chairs

Membership Co-Chairs

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

Joanne PizzutoJoanne Pizzuto
Always Best Care Senior Services
jpizzuto@abc-seniors.com

 

Education and Advocacy Co-Chairs


Mark HensleyMark Hensley
AARP
mhensley@aarp.org

Tammy McKee Tammy McKee
Alamance Eldercare
tammy.mckee@conehealth.com

 

Helping Hands Committee Chair


Andy WomachAndy Womack
Home Instead Senior Care
andy.womack@homeinstead.com

Mary Manley Mary Manley
Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance – Caswell
marym@hospiceac.org

 

Elder Caregiver Appreciation Chair


Rob LeonardRob Leonard
The Insurance Coach
robleonard@insurcoach.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.