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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