ASCHA's Member-centric Services
The Advocacy Approach Strategy is a tool for the Board, Executive and Administration to implement the ASCHA Direction adopted by the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA) Board of Directors. The Advocacy Approach Strategy focuses on the priorities established by the Board derived from member consultation and alignment with the ASCHA Vision, Core Values and Mission. This Advocacy Approach Strategy outlines a flexible and responsive approach and will be updated regularly to adjust to membership and government changes.
ASCHA members service approximately 30,000 seniors in the public, voluntary and private senior options. The full spectrum of independent and supportive living options are the fastest growing and developing sectors for seniors housing in Alberta. The seniors sector is rapidly changing and being an ASCHA member will assit you in keeping on top of the issues and opportunities, by connecting you to a strong membership and market segment and government.
The seniors housing industry is projected to be the single largest growing industry of the future!
Regular Member Services
ASCHA’s Direction identifies three strategic priorities: Communication and Public Awareness, Collaborative Government and Industry Approach, and Sustainable Revenue to support our planning and focus our efforts on behalf of our members.
Key Talking Points for you to use with residents and families to improve industry understanding.
Member involvement and influencing the future is another key opportunity. Through our internal committees, and member participation on both external and internal committees, we make recommendations that impact your operations.
ASCHA Focal Points, a summarized overview of the seniors housing industry and ASCHA’s highlights and inroads in the industry. Facebook and Twitter – Public Relations/liaison with stakeholders, leaders, media and you.
Member benefits include:
The ASCHA/ACCA Convention and Tradeshow is the first-ever joint event between the Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association (ASCHA) and the Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA). This will be the largest seniors housing and continuing care event in Western Canada. This joint event will combine the resources and strengths of members from both organizations in a spirit of collaboration, and will offer educational opportunities for all delegates representing a variety of housing streams and care support service models to enhance resident experiences.
The ASCHA Weekly Rollout which will give you a broad overview of relevant, key information for your use.
The ASCHA Website features a Member Only Area with resources, membership strategic priorities, boardminutes, up to date progress from all committees, a Member Directory and Industry Acronyms constantly updated as a resource for you.
Engagement and Sharing through our Member Emerging Issues Form – a tool for you to share emerging issues happening locally at your site for us to action. Member Incident Reporting Form – a tool for you to use to avert incidents in member locations.
ASCHA/RDC Certificate Programs – delivering top quality, industry specific certificate courses recently converted to online delivery.
Value Added Services through 8760/ASCHA Seniors Housing Energy Program – your source of energy savings (members currently signed on are saving $7 million a year to date).
Sharing in Member Events – ASCHA would welcome participation in your events – let us know and we will be there. We provide certificates for openings and major anniversaries.
Corporate Associate Member Services
Your company offers a great range of products and services that could benefit our members, the owners and operators of seniors housing and care options across Alberta. Companies like yours who are committed to quality services are a great fit with our membership. The benefits, of being linked to a growing niche market that is directly seeking your expertise and support, are tremendous.
The seniors housing industry is rapidly changing, becoming an ASCHA member will allow your company to keep on top of the issues and opportunities in the market.
Member benefits include:
Be a member at the largest seniors housing industry tradeshow in Alberta.
NEW VALUE ADDED SERVICE
8760:Energy partnered with ASCHA to introduce a Seniors Housing Energy Program. This has been an overwhelmingly successful energy program for over 50% of our regular members, through reducing energy costs and enhancing services. ASCHA is now pleased to extend this great opportunity to our valued Associate Members. Key features of the program include Group Wholesale pricing tendered every 2 years, along with an existing energy book of over $270 million and cost benefits of between 5-20% savings annually. Please contact Ken Klassen at 780.289.7198 or email@example.com for more information.