Education & Advocacy
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.
Chair: Bruce McReynolds, Griswold Home Care firstname.lastname@example.org
Call to Action
Stop Rx Greed
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The AARP Stop Rx Greed campaign is a nationwide, sustained effort aimed at pressing Congress, the Administration and state lawmakers to take action now to lower drug prices. Americans continue to pay the highest brand name drug prices in the world. Seniors are particularly vulnerable because they take an average of 4.5 medications a month. AARP is calling for policy solutions that actually lower drug prices instead of simply shifting the costs around within the health care system. To do that, we must deal directly with the root cause of the high drug prices: price gouging by drug companies.
Government is broken while drug companies are making BILLIONS in profits off seniors and hardworking Americans. Congress needs to work together to pass legislation to lower prescription drug prices now.
- Protect Older Americans: No one should have to choose between food and medicine.
- Stop Overcharging: It’s time to crack down on drug companies for charging Americans the highest prices in the world for the medicines they need.
- Driving up Costs: The tens of billions drug companies spend on advertising each year is shameful and makes drugs more expensive, e.g. they spend billions more on advertising than it costs them to develop new drugs.
- Commonsense solutions to lower Rx costs: People of ALL ages depend on their prescriptions and unfair prices are putting their medicines out of reach.
Call to Action: Tell Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug prices by completing this petition and returning to Mark Hensley at email@example.com Thank you.
Education & Advocacy News and Events
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd program under the Living Smarter Series. Stay informed by attending this series. Hear from local experts on many topics related to the senior industry.
Don’t hope for the Best… Plan for it!
The Education & Advocacy Committee will present The Living Smarter Series on June 18, 2019 from 8:30 am until 10:00 am at the Evergreen Center, 1401 Benjamin Parkway in Greensboro.
Learn how to prepare for the future you want. View the event for more details.
The Living Smarter Series
This educational series by the Education & Advocacy Committee is held quarterly. Below is a preview of upcoming topics.
2nd Quarter: Elder Law and Financial Planning
3rd Quarter: Medicare / Medicaid / Acute Care / Diagnosis Specific
4th Quarter: Long-Term Care (Communities / Home Care / Hospice)
1st Quarter: Community Programs