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 at four (4) TRLA meetings annually.
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.
Education & Advocacy News and Events
CSA: Society of Certified Senior Advisors
The Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) ® is the leading certification for professionals serving older adults, and is a designation awarded to qualified individuals. Earning the CSA certification requires individuals to pass a rigorous exam and to uphold the highest ethical standards for the benefit and protection of the health and welfare of seniors. CSAs are multidisciplinary professionals who have demonstrated advanced knowledge in the multiple processes of aging.
TRLA Membership Benefit:
The regular CSA membership cost is $1,190. TRLA members, she is offering a $200 discount or $990/each.
5+ TRLA members that will complete the course at the same time, receive a $300 discount and the cost is $890/each. Note – If you are interested in seeking certification for 1 or more employees, please email the committee co-chairs to seek a group discount. This discount is for a limited time.
For any member who was a prior CSA member or began the course process in the past (and has the manual published since 2015), the cost to complete certification exam is $395. This includes 3 months access to the on-line learning site.
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
Daniel Ryszka, Registered Pharmacist
Jan Wrigh RN, Certified Aromatherapist
Eric Reiss Silk Tiger School of T’ai Chi Ch’una
06.16.2021 Fraud Awareness
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)