Winter Wrap-Up, March 2014

3/31/2014 - PARCR Admin

LeadingAge PA's 2014 Public Policy Objectives Checklist

LeadingAge PA is pleased to introduce you to our Public Policy Objectives Checklist for 2014! Follow our Policy Team as we focus on these priorities now through mid-year. Look for our bi-weekly updates on each objective to stay informed and be sure to print and retain this checklist and mark the check box next to all eleven. (Click on Public Policy Objectives Checklist above to view)

Let the Budget Hearings Begin

This Monday (2-10-14) marks the start of Appropriations Committee Hearings on the FY2014-2015 Pennsylvania Budget. Each of the Commonwealth Departments will testify before both the House of Representatives and the Senate over the next several weeks. LeadingAge PA will be present for each of the hearings relative to our members, including the Departments of Aging, Health, Insurance and Public Welfare.

LeadingAge PA Regional Policy Forums

LeadingAge PA will hold three Regional Policy Forums to discuss our 2014 public policy objectives and planning for the second-half of 2014. these forums are open to all LeadingAge PA members and is an opportunity to share policy ideas, discuss advocacy efforts and offer suggestions for outreach to fellow members, legislators and administration officials.

Please reply to Amanda Cyster by email with your name, organization and forum you will be attending.

Introducing LeadingAge PA's Legislative & Regulatory Issues Calendar!

LeadingAge PA’s Legislative & Regulatory Issues Calendar is now available to members on our website! Use our Issues Calendar to track pending legislation, access detailed LeadingAge PA summaries, positions and advocacy call outs, and to monitor session days and comment periods. To access information, simply Go to our Calendar, click the bill and choose "Read More" to read analyses and current amendments anytime.

House Bill #1702 Leaves Committee

Yesterday (3-12-14), the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee unanimously passed an amended version of House Bill #1702. After months of collaboration and negotiation, leadingage pa agreed to support the amended version after ensuring 'licensed long-term care service providers' would be included in the drafting process of the community respite services program regulations. both house bills #1702 and #1907 passed through the committee yesterday and are now GREEN on LeadingAge PA’s new online Issues Calendar! Be sure to continue monitoring the bills' progress with us as it travels through the legislative process!

Registration CLOSED: March 27 Webinar on Staff Approaches to Dementia Care

LeadingAge PA registration for our March 27 Webinar, "Exceeding Expectations: Development of a Comprehensive Strategy for Educating Staff and Supporting Person Centered Approaches in Dementia Care", is now closed due to maximum participation limit reached. For those who were planning to participate, please note that the webinar audio and materials will be available to all members on our website post-event.

Upcoming LASS (Lancaster Area Senior Services) Breakfast

LeadingAge PA and LASS will hold a joint breakfast with Lancaster area legislators on Friday, April 25th at Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike in Lancaster beginning at 7:30am. CCRC residents should contact their communities to inquire about attending.