The goal of the Argentum STAR program is to encourage year-round advocacy from Argentum membership, identify Argentum’s top advocates, and to reward them with a special distinction for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of senior living.
Advocate for Excellence in Senior Living
Argentum advocates are some of the most dedicated champions of senior living and we want to celebrate the hard work and efforts of member communities advocating on behalf of Argentum’s principle of resident-centered care. The purpose of the Argentum STAR program is to encourage strong relationship building with elected officials and their staffs across the country. All senior living professionals are encouraged to participate; with three participation levels, Argentum Platinum STAR, Argentum Gold STAR, and Argentum Silver STAR, anyone from a caregiver to a CEO can be an Argentum STAR.
Pathway to Becoming an Argentum STAR
Argentum member advocates applying for the program must identify which state(s) they plan to complete the program and must accomplish the criteria below within a year, beginning on the day the individual’s application is submitted, for the level desired:
Argentum Platinum STAR criteria
Meet with at least one U.S. House member office in their district or in Washington, D.C.;
Meet with at least one U.S. Senate member office in their district or in Washington, D.C.;
Attend state partner hill days in the state(s) OR meet with at least one state House or state Senate member office;
Host or attend a community tour for at least one state and/or federal elected official in the state(s);
Attend Argentum’s Public Policy Institute and Fly-In (must attend both days);
Get residents and families involved, by having them write a letter to an elected official; and,
Sign on to at least one ‘support’ or ‘oppose’ letter from Argentum’s federal advocacy webpage.
Argentum Gold STAR criteria
Meet with at least one U.S. House member and/or U.S. Senate member office; and
Attend state partner hill days in the state(s) OR meet with at least one state House or state Senate member office.
Argentum Silver STAR criteria
Sign on to at least one ‘support’ or ‘oppose’ letter from Argentum’s federal advocacy webpage; and,
Share a positive story on social media and tag your elected official.
Access the Argentum Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit
Learn how you can influence elected officials and legislators by organizing your own grassroots advocacy campaign at your company or community. This is an Argentum member-only resource.
Argentum STAR’s will receive an Argentum STAR award and recognition in the Argentum Advocates for You E-Newsletter.
Application & Tracking Process
If an Argentum member chooses to enroll in the Argentum STAR program, the member will need to complete the application below. Once submitted, the member company will receive a document for each state for which they applied, with the program criteria and a checklist to follow for completion. After the Argentum member satisfies all requirements, they will submit their completed form to a member of the Argentum public policy team for review.
Submit an Application
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