Beth Cayce Recieves ALFA State Advocacy Award for Georgia
At the ALFA 2010 Conference & Expo in May, the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) and Georgia ALFA received the first Horace D’Angelo, Jr. Memorial Awards, in recognition of their outstanding advocacy efforts.
ALFA established the Horace D’Angelo, Jr. Memorial Award to honor the late Horace D’Angelo, Jr., founder of Caretel Inns and tireless advocate for seniors, and to underscore the importance of grassroots advocacy on behalf of senior living and the seniors and families served.
Both CALA and Georgia ALFA spearheaded legislation in their state legislatures that defends the rights of seniors to choose to remain in their assisted living communities as they become less mobile. The legislation passed in California and is pending in Georgia.
ALFA also honored Georgia State Representative Chuck Martin with the 2010 ALFA Statesman Award. Representative Martin introduced the bill pending in the Georgia legislature offering frailer seniors more choice in where they can live and receive personal care.
“As new laws and regulations are considered at all levels of government, ALFA and its state chapters and affiliates continue to support proposals embracing choice, dignity, independence and quality. Thank you to all our policymakers willing to fight for seniors’ rights,” says Richard P. Grimes, ALFA president and CEO.