Bob White, Executive Director
133 Evergreen Road, Suite 212
Louisville, KY 40243
E-Blast for Monday, February 4, 2019
Senator Dr. Ralph Alvarado to Address KSLA Group at KSLA Day in Frankfort - February 7, 2019
We're pleased to announce that Senator Dr. Ralph Alvarado will address our group at KSLA Day in Frankfort on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. The updated schedule is as follows:

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. in the Capitol Annex, Room 171
  • Senator Dr. Ralph Alvarado has confirmed that he will address our group from 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Kelley Abell, with The Rotunda Group, will meet with our group to give instructions for visits with Senators and Representatives.

10 a.m. - Noon
  • Visits with Senators and Representatives in their offices in the Capitol Annex

Noon - 12:30 p.m. in the Capitol Annex, Room 169
  • House Health & Family Services Committee Meeting

12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Capitol Annex, Room 131
  • Catered lunch

Make plans to go for this enjoyable, informative, and important networking opportunity. But get there early, we're told by Kelley Abell, our lobbyist from The Rotunda Group, that security is tighter and takes longer to get through than ever before! Therefore, plan to arrive no later than 7:45 a.m. so that you can get through security and arrive in room 171 no later than 8 a.m.

If you want to make an appointment with your Senator or Representative, go to the LRC website (, select "Find Legislator Bio" and choose your Senator or Representative. When you click on your Senator or Representative, you will see their contact information in Frankfort. Call the number for the annex, 502-564-8100, and ask for the extension of the person you want to meet with. Then ask for an appointment for sometime between 10 a.m. and noon on February 7.

Finally, so that we may give accurate numbers to the caterer for lunch, please RSVP to no later than Monday, February 4 if you plan to join us for "KSLA Day in Frankfort."
You're Invited to a Workshop ... February 12, 2019
"Personalized Music: It Isn't Just for Recreation Anymore!"
KSLA is pleased to invite you to join us for a workshop, "Personalized Music: It Isn't Just for Recreation Anymore!" on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Our presenter will be Deborah Ferris, Regional Director, Southeastern U.S., Music & Memory.  As a Regional Director for MUSIC & MEMORY┬«, Deborah promotes awareness of the therapeutic impact and benefits of personalized music to enhance quality of life and improve treatment outcomes for individuals with cognitive, intellectual, mental,and physical challenges. Deborah promotes best practices for long-term success and sustainability. Her work and passion for personalized music have yielded positive results for countless individuals, family members, and care professionals. To learn more about Deborah,  Click Here.

The workshop will be held at the Republic Bank Community Room at 9600 Brownsboro Road in Louisville. We'll start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

The cost is $60 for the first registrant and $40 for each additional registrant from the same community. KSLA non-members may attend at a rate of $80 each.

To learn more about this workshop, download the  Offering Announcement.

To register, complete and return the last page of the  Offering Announcement, with your payment, to KSLA.

If paying by check, you may mail your registration and payment to us at KSLA, 133 Evergreen Road, Suite 212, Louisville, KY 40243. 

´╗┐If paying by credit card, you may email your registration and payment form to, or fax it to us at 502.805.0589.

You may also register on our website by clicking  Here.

The deadline to register for this workshop is Thursday, February 7, 2019.

We hope you'll join us!
KSLA Meeting with the Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) ... a Summary
On Wednesday, January 30, Bob White, Susan Matherly, Michael Berg and Alice Tucker, members of the KSLA Board of Directors, met with Inspector General, Steve Davis and Commissioner Gadd and other staff of the Department for Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) to discuss the proposed regulations regarding injunctive relief for DAIL. It was concluded with the Inspector General's opinion that DAIL needs language in the regulations to provide them injunctive relief in cases where providers were not responding to statements of danger or to DAIL's findings of non-compliance. KSLA agrees with this change in the proposed regulation.

Further, Bob and members of the KSLA Board of Directors will be meeting with DAIL again on February 8, 2019 to review definitions of certain terms and other language that we see a need to change in the proposed regulations. As things progress, we will let you know the outcome.

The most important part of all of this is that KSLA has been included in all discussions related to these proposed regulations. As we told DAIL on Wednesday, we sincerely appreciate their transparency in handling these particular issues.
"Conference Central"
KSLA 2019 Conference & Exhibition
May 15-16, 2019 at The Brown Hotel

Hotel Accommodations
KSLA has reserved a block of rooms at a preferred rate of $142/night at The Brown Hotel.  Make your reservation by April 25, 2019 to qualify for this preferred rate and be sure to use code 051419kysla. After April 25, the rate will increase to normal rates, which range from $195-$306/night.

Award Nominations
KSLA is accepting nominations for our 2019 Awards, which will be announced during the Conference at the Awards Banquet on May 16, 2019. There are eight Award categories this year, which include three new categories. The deadline for award nomination submissions is Monday, March 25, 2019.

Conference Registration Packets
Conference registration packets for providers and exhibitors will be sent out the first week of March.

Sponsorship Opportunities
There will be several sponsorship opportunities at this year's Conference. Please contact Bob White at or 502.938.5102 if your organization is interested in sponsoring a conference event!
KSLA's Premiere Associate Member Sponsors
Very truly yours,

Bob White, Executive Director
Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA)