Residents of retirement communities from throughout Massachusetts recently gathered at Southgate for the 2019 annual meeting of the Massachusetts Life Care Residents’ Association (MLCRA). MLCRA is a statewide organization that represents residents in Life Care and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.
A major purpose of MLCRA is the exchange of information and ideas among residents of different retirement communities. MLCRA has also worked to change and update legislation that affects retirement communities in Massachusetts.
The keynote speaker at the 2019 MLCRA annual meeting was Robin Lipson, the Acting Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Ms. Lipson spoke about the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.
Elissa Sherman, the president of LeadingAge Massachusetts, gave an update on senior living issues. Two lawyers from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys led a discussion about legislation and advocacy.
Southgate was pleased to host the MLCRA annual meeting. Southgate staff and resident volunteers worked together to support the meeting and to welcome our guests.
Two Southgate residents are on the MLCRA board of directors. Lauren Hale, a retired U.S. diplomat, is the MLCRA president. Mary-Louise Eggimann, a retired physical therapist, is the recording secretary.