In the December FLiCRA Flash, I summarized the programs your local FLiCRA Chapter had provided for all John Knox Village residents during 2015.
It is also important to be aware of accomplishments statewide FLiCRA Chapters, working together over the years, have supported or secured for all Florida Continuing Care Retirement Communiy (CCRC) residents.
Some of these issues are especially meaningful because they have helped save all of us money! They include:
-defeating a proposal to charge sales tax on resident meals and CCRC entrance/maintenance fees;
-defeating a proposed $10 daily nursing bed tax;
– securing the “homestead exemption” benefit.
There are also numerous instances of FLiCRA supporting or securing greater transparency in CCRC financial processes, urging participation of residents in Board activities and improving nursing/Health Center regulations.
Bennett Napier, FLiCRA Executive Director, will be our speaker at the January 14 General FLiCRA Meeting. He will provide more detail on FLiCRA’s successes as well as areas of future concentration.
Bennett will also give us an overview and explain the importance of NaCCRA (National Continuing Care Residents Association), a nation-wide version of FLiCRA.
Please mark your calendar for Thursday, January 14. Join us in the Village Centre Auditorium at 1 p.m. for refreshments/50-50 tickets, and stay for the 1:30 p.m. program.
Everyone is invited. Come and bring a friend. Thank you for your support.
Diane Barton, President
John Knox Village Chapter 26 – LS 317