Our 2023 Annual Meeting at Timber Ridge CCRC on October 21st in Issaquah was a great success! Those gathered (approximately 200 in person; others on zoom) heard outgoing President Donna Kristaponis talk about highlights of the past year before passing the torch to Laura Saunders. We thank Donna for
3 years of strong leadership laced with good humor.
Our Legislative Liaison team got us up to speed via a panel discussion on our past, current, and future legislative work in Olympia. The team asked WACCRA members to submit their legislative priority interests via an electronic survey soon to be distributed.
Katherine C. Pearson, Professor of Elder Law and Arthur L. & Sandra S. Piccone Faculty Scholar at Dickinson Law, Penn State, bolstered and validated our legislative work in her talk titled Challenging Roles for Regulation and Resident Advocacy for Continuing Care Communities.
Professor Pearson laid out five points related to Consumer Protection Legislation that she feels are crucial to our work with the WA State Legislature. These points are informed by her long-time research and work with CCRCs in other states:
Our WACCRA Legislative Liaison Team, along with lobbyist Donna Christensen, continue to work toward crafting language that will provide consumer protections for Residents of CCRCs in Washington State. With input from our members, work is ongoing and will continue through 2024.
FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING, WE INVITE YOU TO CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROGRAM ON YOUTUBE.
ALSO, PROFESSOR PEARSON WROTE ABOUT HER VISIT TO OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN AN ARTICLE FOR THE ELDER LAW PROF BLOG CLICK HERE TO READ HER IMPRESSIONS.
2022 – Our featured speaker was Jack Cumming, who presented
“Moderating Risks of CCRC Living – The Role of State Insurance
Departments in CCRC oversight”. Here are the links:
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