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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…

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LeadingAge Minnesota Names Kari Thurlow as Gayle Kvenvold Successor

January 13, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn.—After an executive search process led by its board and members, LeadingAge Minnesota has selected Kari Thurlow as its new president and CEO. For the past 40 years, the organization was led by Gayle Kvenvold, who is slated to retire in the coming days and whose many contributions have been celebrated by the organization and…

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NCALA President and CEO Frances Messer Receives Governor’s Highest Honor

October 18, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C.—North Carolina Assisted Living Association (NCALA) president and CEO Frances Messer has been awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award for state service granted by the state’s Office of the Governor. Messer has a long history in health care service, beginning from her roots in the mountains of North Carolina,…

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LeadingAge Minnesota CEO Gayle Kvenvold Honored as One of 2021 Most Admired CEOs by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

September 20, 2021

Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, was recently named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In a feature story published on Sept. 7, Gayle drew attention to the workforce shortages long-term care providers are facing. “Long-term care had a workforce shortage before the pandemic, but it is now…

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PALA’s Zelenak Named to Pennsylvania Healthcare Power 100 List

July 20, 2021

PHILADELPHIA—Margie Zelenak, executive director of the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA), has been named to the Pennsylvania Healthcare Power 100 in recognition of her efforts to improve care, accessibility, and options for the state’s seniors. The Power 100 list is issued by City & State Pennsylvania magazine. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Zelenak has been a…

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President and CEO Gayle Kvenvold to Retire from LeadingAge Minnesota After 40 Years of Service

July 9, 2021

SAINT PAUL, MN – LeadingAge Minnesota recently announced that Gayle Kvenvold, the association’s long-time President and CEO, will retire at the end of 2021. For 40 years, Kvenvold has led dramatic change in services and supports for Minnesota’s senior population. She spent 32 years of her 40 years at the association as the organization’s president…

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Belmont Village Senior Living’s Karisti Julia Wins Texas Assisted Living Association Award

May 24, 2021

DALLAS—Ensuring residents have been well cared for, safe, healthy and engaged throughout the pandemic, Belmont Village Turtle Creek’s Karisti Julia has received the TALA Hero award from the Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA), for outstanding achievement in sales and marketing. “We are so proud of Karisti and our entire staff, who put rigorous safety measures in place during…

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Introducing LISA: A New Pathway to Request Staff Support for Monoclonal Antibody Infusions in Assisted Living/Long-Term Care

March 3, 2021

Argentum is excited to announce a new, grassroots opportunity facilitating the use of interested and qualified Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers to provide staff support for administering COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusions in assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities. The Long-Term Care Infusion Support Activity (LISA) is a collaborative initiative designed and supported by…

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New Argentum Advocates Program Aims to Bring More Voices Directly to Lawmakers

January 14, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the long-term care industry through the media and on Capitol Hill. As a result, it’s more critical than ever that the industry unites to tell the story of senior living. Leading the effort, Argentum has launched a new Argentum Advocates program, focused on sharing critical…

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NCALA Receives Technology Grant; Teams with K4Connect to Provide Voice and Visual Technology

January 6, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C.—North Carolina Assisted Living Association (NCALA), a North Carolina non-profit trade association supporting quality assisted living, and K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that integrates the best in technology to serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, today announced a partnership to provide technology relief to communities across the state. In September…

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Argentum Releases Essential Caregiver Toolkit to Encourage Safer Visitation and Reduce Health Risks of Social Isolation on Older Adults

October 7, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation and loneliness for senior living residents have risen as visitation from loved ones has been curtailed. Social isolation in older adults is well-documented to increase risk of premature death—as harmful as high blood pressure, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But COVID-19…

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Gov. Ducey Appoints Representatives from Arizona ALFA, Brookdale, LivGenerations, Spectrum to Task Force on Long-Term Care

August 31, 2020

Phoenix, Ariz. – Governor Doug Ducey announced the establishment of the Task Force On Long-Term Care. The task force will focus on developing recommendations and metrics on how and when visitation within long-term care facilities can be safely resumed and what steps facilities can take before then to help residents and their loved ones maintain…

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