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Benefits Of Membership in CAHSA

What is CAHSA?

The Colorado Association of Homes and Services for the Aging is the state's largest non-profit organization representing providers of services to the elderly. More than 240 member organizations belong to CAHSA, including assisted living residences and nursing homes, retirement communities, independent senior housing, adult day programs and home- and community-based services providers. CAHSA's members are dedicated to helping people live as independently as possible through the provision of senior, housing and aging services.

CAHSA Services

While not an exhaustive list, CAHSA's key services to members generally fall into one of five categories: Advocacy, Information, Education, Technical Assistance, and Resources. Each of CAHSA's services is designed to make our members' jobs easier. For example, Advocacy involves working on behalf of members with the appropriate state and federal legislative bodies and regulatory agencies. Information comes in many forms, but key among them are our weekly Capitol Focus newsletter, other regular and specialty publications, fax and email blasts, and serving as a resource for the news media. As for Education, CAHSA regularly has more than 20 free-standing educational programs for all levels of staff throughout the year, as well as a large slate of "hot topic" programs during our Annual Conference and Exhibition. Technical Assistance takes many forms, but often starts with a member phone call to staff to help gather information about a specific topic or negotiate their way through a particular problem. Finally, CAHSA has a wide array of resources available for members, including group purchasing, awards and our website, and products, such as brochures. More detailed information about these key services follow.

Working For Our Members - CAHSA has a proven track record of success in representing the interests of its members. To achieve its successes, CAHSA's legislative priorities are established far in advance of the legislative session so CAHSA and members can communicate early and often with legislators. Another key to CAHSA's success is its extensive database which allows CAHSA to quickly analyze the impact of proposed legislation and, when necessary, to present thoughtful, reasoned alternatives. CAHSA effectively uses its lobbying expertise, grass roots strength and information system - all of which translate into strong representation at the State Capitol.

Up-to-Date Information- CAHSA offers timely newsletters, publications and other communication vehicles to keep you up-to-date on legislative and regulatory action, trends and issues in the field of aging.

CAHSA Connecting - CAHSA publishes timely information on legislation, regulation, news of interest to senior housing, nursing home and aging services providers, and association activities.

Capitol Focus - published weekly during the legislative session, keeps members up-to-date on legislation and CAHSA's advocacy efforts.

CAHSA Education and Training - Numerous education and training opportunities are provided to members and other professionals in the field of aging. They are designed in a variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of the industry.

CAHSA's Annual Conference and Exhibition - Held in the spring each year, CAHSA's Conference offers over 200 attendees a wide variety of educational programs as well as the opportunity for the exchange of information between members. Members also have the opportunity to meet with vendors of long-term care and housing products and services.

CAHSA Seminars/Programs - Over 20 educational programs are offered each year in convenient locations around the state. The workshops and seminars are geared not only to administrators, executive directors, and managers, but also to other key staff in senior housing settings and aging services providers.

Savings for Members - CAHSA serves members by offering cost-saving group purchasing programs. The CAHSA programs not only provide facilities with great savings on quality products and services, but also create a source of non-dues revenue for CAHSA which allows the association to offer more programs and services to its members.

Types of Membership - Membership in CAHSA shall be available to organizations who provide senior housing and/or aging services. Typical members include senior housing, assisted living residences, nursing homes, retirement communities, adult day programs, and other home- and community-based service providers.

Business Membership includes persons or organizations doing business with CAHSA or its members. A Business Member is entitled to the same privileges of membership as a provider member, including the right to vote, serve on committees, and hold office.

For further information about membership, please contact:

Karen Simmering
1888 Sherman St., Suite 610
Denver, CO 80203
303-837-8836 (fax)

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