Education & Advocacy


The TRLA Education & Advocacy Committee is made up of members who have a passion for providing professional development and educational opportunities for our membership.  The committee will bring to the surface industry topics to improve their businesses or organization so they can better serve the community.  The Committee will secure speakers who are experts in their field to present to the TRLA membership meetings throughout the year.

Mission: The TRLA Education and Advocacy Committee will provide TRLA members with valuable information regarding senior industry topics, trending issues facing the senior industry, and ways to improve their business or organization.


TRLA Education and Advocacy Committee

The Education & Advocacy Committee

What’s Happening

Education & Advocacy News and Events

The Living Smarter Series

This educational series by the Education & Advocacy Committee is held quarterly. Below is a preview of upcoming topics.  Due to COVID restrictions the program has been restricted to be held virtually.


3.22.2022 Integrative Therapies for Senior Adults

Watch the video.  The event was held live on Facebook in March 2021.

Daniel Ryszka, Registered Pharmacist

Jan Wrigh RN, Certified Aromatherapist
Aromatherapy Advantages

Eric Reiss Silk Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’una


06.16.2021 Fraud Awareness

Watch the video.  The event was held live on Facebook in June 2021.
Thank you to our host Cynthia Styers with The Elderlaw Firm

A special thank you to our speakers:

Jeff Shell from The Health Insurance Shoppe
Dorian Sylvester, Executive Director for The Corporation of Guardianship
David Neil Kirkman, Special Deputy Attorney General with NC Department of Justice and Attorney General’s Office

02.17.2021 Creating Your Legacy Beyond Your Estate

Watch the video.  The event was held live on Facebook in February 2021. Creating Your Legacy Beyond Your Estate presented by three of our topic experts. Dr. Judy Butler will share “The Guardian’s Gift-A curated life creating legacy beyond the estate.  Dr. Paula Wells sharing about “End of Life with a Death Doula.  Dianne Person, Director of the Anatomical Gift Program with Elon University. We hope you enjoy this unique program filled with resources.



10.14.2020 Living Smarter Series: Staying Home and Loving It!

“Staying Home and Loving It!” was a live facebook event held as part of our quarterly TRLA Living Smarter Series.

>> Watch the video now to: Learn from our experts about 1) de-cluttering and downsizing; 2) simple home modification; 3) aging in place; and 4) the current real estate market in the Triad. This workshop has something for everyone, regardless of your age or living arrangement. See you on Facebook Live!

1st Quarter: Community Programs
Jan 21: Know the Difference of Levels of Care
For details and to RSVP, visit the AARP RSVP link

Past events 2019:
2nd Quarter: Elder Law and Financial Planning
3rd Quarter: Medicare / Medicaid / Acute Care / Diagnosis Specific
4th Quarter: Long-Term Care (Communities / Home Care / Hospice)