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Public Policy Institute

March 11-13, 2024

Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Your Voice is Powerful.
Your Story is Needed.

In light of recent Congressional hearings and negative media coverage, it has become increasingly crucial for us to proactively shape the narrative surrounding our industry and emphasize the invaluable services we provide to seniors in our communities.

Now is the time for you and other people on your senior leadership team to attend the Argentum Public Policy Institute, a platform that empowers us to tell our story directly to lawmakers. Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that our voices are heard and that the true value of our industry is recognized.

By participating, we can engage with policymakers, share success stories, and foster a deeper understanding of the vital role our industry plays in supporting seniors’ well-being.

In addition to speaking with lawmakers, we also will be discussing:

  • Value-based healthcare
  • Workforce initiatives and apprenticeship programs
  • How state associations are amplifying initiatives at the state level
  • Senior living technology innovations
  • The latest developments in treatment and care for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias including a review Congressional legislative priorities and how senior living providers must continue to advocate for policy solutions for seniors living with cognitive impairments

Your active involvement will contribute to strengthening our industry’s representation and dispelling misconceptions.

Let us unite in this effort to champion the positive contributions of senior living. Together, we can shape policies that reflect the true essence and value of our shared mission.


Argentum Member




March 12 Day Pass


For questions regarding registration, contact Kari Horesky.
For questions regarding the conference agenda, programming, and Hill visits contact Kyle Loeber.


All events included with registration.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 3.75 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20250310-3.75-A101402-IN




11:00 AM
Registration Opens

Speaker: Chris Hyatt, Co-CEO, New Perspective Senior Living

Congress needs accurate perspective as America’s population rapidly ages. A recent hearing in the Senate Special Committee on Aging showcased the flawed opinions among policy makers that have formed over the years as they have avoided addressing the long-term care needs of the nation. Argentum’s Public Policy Institute, convening senior living advocates and professionals from across America, provides a megaphone for constituents who seek to inform their Congressional delegation of the importance of senior living. Utilizing research, innovation, and personal experiences, Argentum will give you the resources to tell our story like never before.

Speaker: Maggie Elehwany, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Argentum

Scrutiny of assisted living on Capitol Hill always neglects a cornerstone of our communities—the value they consistently provide through high satisfaction rates and cost-effective care. Defining and detailing the important work assisted living caregivers undertake each day will emphasize the need for Congress to embrace innovation in these communities instead of attacking it.

Our panel will look at how assisted living providers are partnering with health systems in delivering value-based care, as well as implementation of evidence-based practices that showcase the care and cost-effectiveness offered by these communities. The panel will also review ways that industry, federal, and state governments are driving further care innovations to put home and community-based living options at the forefront for seniors.


  • Chris Dawe, President, Curana Health
  • Alan Fairbanks, President, Value-Based Care Alliance, Serviam Care Network
  • Johanna Hickey, Associate Director, Collaborative Studies of Long-Term Care, Program on Aging, Chronic Illness, and Long-term Care, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Chirag Patel, Chief Medical Officer, Hansa Medical Group

Moderator: Maggie Elehwany, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Argentum

Argentum leads the ongoing effort to address persistent workforce challenges in the face of increased attention from Congress and beyond. This session will highlight the development of apprenticeships and other senior living workforce programs, engagement with organizations on securing foreign-born workers in our communities, Argentum’s legislative strategy for much needed immigration reform, and the coalitions and institutions advancing these priorities.


  • David Grabowski, PhD, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

  • Ashante Abubakar, Vice President, Workforce Development

  • Paul Williams, Vice President of Government Relations, Argentum

Argentum State Partner organizations are proactively advocating for senior living providers and the residents they serve at the state level to ensure that effective models of care are able to flourish while providing personalized care. Our presenters will discuss initiatives exemplifying these efforts and the ways our mutual collaboration also greatly enhances federal advocacy.


  • Alfred Johnson, Board President, National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA)
  • Dan Kenyon, Executive Director, Indiana Assisted Living Association (IALA)
  • Susan Saxinger, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA)


Moderator: Paul Williams, Vice President, Government Relations

Argentum staff will prepare attendees for what to expect during Congressional meetings while also reviewing meeting documents and using Argentum’s PPI app. This session outlines how to effectively and concisely share our priorities with Members of Congress and their staff.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Reps. Julia Letlow (R-LA), Maria Salazar (R-FL), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Anne Kuster (D-NH), and Kim Schrier (D-WA)

8:00 - 9:00 AM

This session will review the latest technology innovations in senior living with a focus on safety and quality resident outcomes.

Speaker: Brian Perry, Vice President, Government Affairs, Direct Supply

Senior living communities strive to ensure affordability for residents and their families amid historic economy-wide inflation. As these communities embrace new solutions, such as value-based care, this panel will review recommendations to mitigate exposures and related rising costs that can come with these innovative business models.


A timely update on the latest developments in treatment and care for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias. This session will also review Congressional legislative priorities and how senior living providers must continue to advocate for policy solutions for the millions of seniors living with cognitive impairments.

Speaker: Robert Egge, Chief Public Policy Officer, Alzheimer’s Association

Location: Hawk ‘N’ Dove
 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE,
Washington, DC 20003

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast Meet & Greet

Featured Speakers

Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA)

Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA)

Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA)


The 2024 Public Policy Institute will take place at the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill, 535 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Rooms are available starting at $305 in the Argentum hotel block. You will receive access to the hotel block in your registratiom confirmation email.

February 26 is the final deadline to secure housing in the hotel block, as long as rooms remain available..


Sponsorships are available!

Sponsorship of the Public Policy Institute offers your company brand visibility and exclusive networking opportunities with the the leaders of Argentum member companies as they gather to advocate for our nation’s seniors.


Join the Argentum Advocates Program

This program is designed to educate and engage those interested in advocacy and policy issues related to senior living. Join us today and receive complimentary program benefits!