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Kick Start Your Own Grassroots Campaign: Invite a Legislator Over

Argentum Advocates For You
Ed Corbeil had a goal: To get state legislators to meet the people and experience the communities of senior living, so they would better understand the realities of policy and legislation. 

So Corbeil, the senior vice president of operations at Commonwealth Senior Living, in partnership with the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA), where he is vice chairman of the board, started planning tours. As of this writing, a dozen Commonwealth communities have hosted state senators and members of the House of Delegates. The guests met associates, had one-on-one conversations with executive directors, and had a chance to discuss issues with residents.

Click here to view the article written by our state affiliate Argentum.

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VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar. 

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Per 18VAC95-30-70(A)(1) and 18VAC95-20-175(A)(1), Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year. 

03/19/2020 CE guidance: During the six month extension of continuing competency requirements that must be obtained for the licensure period between April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact wtih the speakers in real time ("interactive course") will count toward the 10 hours of continuing competency requirements that must be taken in addition to the 10 hours of internet or self-study hours.