Last month our PFA meeting presentation was a refresher on the policy making process and a broad look at some of the priorities that we and other organizations, agencies will be tracking and advocating during the upcoming 2024 legislative session.
The official start of the 60-day Florida Legislative Session is January 9th, 2024. By then there will be thousands of bills filed and in the hopper, much of the ground work laid to determine what will even make it out of the gate, let alone across the finish line.
Legislator's have already begun their work in Tallahassee, traveling back and forth for committee weeks and when back in their districts, participating in local delegation meetings. Stakeholders, industry trade associations, their lobbyist, many housed in Tallahassee are active participant's in crafting bills, including the funding requests for programs administered through the Agencies on Aging.
Traditionally the PFA aligns advocacy efforts with the priorities of the Area Agencies on Aging / Florida Council on Aging. Many years back before incorporating as a non-profit, the PFA organized under the "umbrella" so to speak of the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach / Treasure Coast. Throughout the years our membership has been comprised of folks with diverse backgrounds and service lines, but the common thread is most serve the aging population and caregivers. Over the past decade, the PFA has grown to serve the community through awarding an average of eight to ten thousand dollars in grants each year and donating Palm Tran vouchers.
We are truly a grassroots organization impacting our local community and none of this would be possible without the support of our membership.
THANK YOU PFA MEMBERS!
As we move closer to the January 9th start of session, PFA will keep you informed on long term care issues and others that impact industry standards, housing, funding of programs etc.
Kelly, Legislative Chair