Elected officials in South Florida at the state and federal levels will be taking part in a town hall focused on senior living early next month.
Sinai Residences, LeadingAge Florida, Jewish Family Services, the Jewish Federation and Life Care Services announced this week they will hold the town hall on October 2 from 1:15 to 3 pm. The event will be held at Zinman Hall in Boca Raton.
“This event is an excellent opportunity for our residents to build relationships with their local legislators and have their voices heard on issues that matter most to them,” said Chris Newport, the executive director of Sinai Residences. “Having a presence and consistently communicating key issues with legislators is critical to bringing about important change.”
“We are very pleased to host and cosponsor this opportunity for local seniors to learn and be heard on issues of interest and concern, and to get to know their state and federal elected officials,” said Matthew Levin, the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “Our Federation is continually engaged in advocacy for our seniors. We look forward to having our residents join us in that effort.”
“Face-to-face interaction and conversation with legislators or their staff are the most effective forms of advocacy,” said Steve Bahmer, the president and CEO of LeadingAge Florida. “Our members and their residents are best positioned to help legislators understand the issues that senior living providers and older Floridians face and how legislators can help meet those needs. We are proud to be a partner in this important event.”
Two members of the Florida congressional delegation–Democrat U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel–are scheduled to attend. So is state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach. State Rep. Mike Caruso, R-Delray Beach, state Rep. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, and state Rep. David Silvers, D-Lake Clarke Shores, are also scheduled to appear.
The event is free to the general public, but reservations are required by calling the Senior Living Town Hall Hot Line at 561-757-2464. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. EST, and a valid driver’s license is required for campus entry.
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