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One of Argentum’s top priorities is to monitor legislative and regulatory activity in Washington, D.C., as well as across all 50 states. Our goal is to advocate for meaningful laws and regulations and try to prevent passage of reform that would negatively impact our member companies and the residents they serve.

Argentum members can use the Grassroots Toolkit and Resource Bank to support communication efforts with representatives and encourage knowledge building around trending issues that may affect senior living.

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Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

This toolkit explains the importance of grassroots advocacy and provides effective communication tools.
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Resource Bank

The resource bank provides links to resources on topics trending on the state and federal level.

Advocacy News

Magazine Article

As Pandemic Enters ‘New Moment,’ Financial and Workforce Challenges Remain Top Advocacy Priorities

April 19, 2022

In a recent joint address to Congress, President Biden declared a “new moment in the fight against COVID-19,” and proposed a four-part plan to support a return to normalcy. The White House plan focuses on: (1) vaccines and treatments; (2) preparing for new variants; (3) ending shutdowns at schools and businesses; and (4) international vaccination…

News

Yardi’s Fil Southerland Named to U.S. Health Tech Advisory Committee

March 2, 2022

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—Fil Southerland, director of health care solutions at Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Yardi, has been appointed to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). The Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office announced the appointment of Southerland, along with six other members, to serve a three-year term. “I’m honored to serve…

Press Release

Senior Living Advocates Call on Congress to Target $10 Billion in New COVID Relief for Hard-Hit Communities

February 17, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Senior living advocates Argentum sent a letter on Feb. 17 to Congressional leaders urging quick action to target $10 billion in fresh COVID relief funds for senior living communities, half of which are losing money. Lost business during the pandemic and the steep costs of protecting residents and staff from infection, along…

Press Release

Michigan Senior Living Providers Secure $70 Million in COVID Relief That Includes Assisted Living Facilities

February 16, 2022

(Alexandria, Va.) – Senior living advocate Argentum applauded Michigan assisted living providers on their victory following the state legislature approving bipartisan COVID relief legislation that includes $70 million in direct aid for assisted living and related care settings for older adults. After several months of legislative advocacy from the Michigan Assisted Living Association (MALA) and…

Press Release

Argentum Applauds Senate Legislation to Restore Employee Retention Tax Credit Vital to Senior Living

February 10, 2022

Senior living advocate Argentum joined with some 70 other trade associations and nonprofits in applauding the introduction of the bipartisan Employee Retention Tax Credit Reinstatement Act in the Senate. The ERTC has served small business and nonprofits throughout the COVID pandemic but was terminated at the end of the third quarter of 2021. The Employee…

Magazine Article

Senior Living Workforce Crisis Needs Immediate and Long-Term Policy Solutions

February 10, 2022

By Kenya McCullum Worker shortages are nothing new in the senior living industry—but COVID-19 has only made the challenge more pronounced. To get to where we need to be will require a multipronged approach. One of those prongs is developing and supporting the policies that can bring an influx of talent into the field. To…

Magazine Article

Getting Senior Issues on the Policy Agenda

February 10, 2022

By Thomas Gresham Is ageism the reason it’s so tough to get policy and legislation for older people onto the political agenda? Do politicians understand what matters to older adults? If you want to understand why progress on crucial issues related to aging seems slow and elusive in today’s policy climate, you may have to…

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