October, San Diego Elder Abuse Council Meeting, topic is the Choose Well program

30 September, Senior Resources and Services Fair at Golden Age Gardens

10 August, Leading Age Chapter Meeting - topic is the Choose Well program.  

22 July, Presentation at Golden Age Gardens, San Diego

20 July, War Memorial Building 9:30 to 1pm, Aging and Veterans Services event.  Exhibitor's Table. 

15 June, Town and County Convention Center, Aging Summit.  Featuring actor Dick Van Dyke as the keynote speaker.  Should be awesome.  CARR will be an exhibitor.  This is a huge county event, and you should RSVP to make sure you get your free lunch provided by AARP. 

4 May.  Network of Aging, School of Social Work, San Diego State University.  Presentation about CARR's origins, policy interests, and career opportunities for individuals with Gerontology specializations. Chris Murphy. 

20 April.  Professional Fiduciaries of California Association, Vista Gardens.  Presentation by Chris Murphy on what Fiduciaries should understand about assisted living. 

20 April.  Dementia Consortium.  Presentation by Chrisy Selder and Chris Murphy discussing policy work and data collection projects of CARR. 

13 April.  Greater San Diego Business Association, Aging Affinity Group.  Vi at La Jolla.  Presentation by Chris Murphy on CARR's work, policy interests, and introduction into Choose Well. 

5 April.  Presentation for County Board of Supervisors Jacob and Cox, and Aging and Independence Services on roll out of Choose Well.  County Operations Complex, Chambers, 2:30  to 5.

16 March.  Exhibitor and Sponsor of ECAN's Spring Into Healthy Living.  McGrath Family YMCA Rancho San Diego.  9 to noon.  Free Breakfast, speakers, nature walks and lots of local providers of services to older and disabled adults in the community.

23 February.  Tierra Santa Village Speaker was Chrisy Selder, presenting on risks to resident health and safety inside assisted living facilities. 

20 January.  Images of Aging, School of Social Work, San Diego State University.  Presentation on images of aging as portrayed in children's literature.  Presented by Chrisy Selder. 


7 October, Chrisy Selder will be speaking to the Central San Diego Parkinson's Support Group about how to select an assisted living facility.

23 October, Health Fair and Flu Shots, at Jewish Family Services' new location at 6299 Capri Drive.  CARR will be an exhibitor at this event.  Stop by and introduce yourself to Chris Murphy. 

26 October, Monday Ms. Selder will be lecturing at Oasis on " Shopping Versus Being Sold To: How to Shop for an Assisted Living Placement".  Registration is required. Class begins at 10:30; til noon.  

2 November, Monday Ms Selder will be back at Oasis, this time conducting a hands on session on how to research the public documents on assisted living facilities:  Using the Web to Research Assisted Living Facilities.  Again, registration is required, and this 1.5 hour class begins at 10:30am.  

15 September.  Association of University Women's Policy committee were enriched by the Chrisy Selder's presentation on grass roots advocacy and legislative initiatives promoted by CARR.  Specifically she discussed success with AB 1523 (Atkins) and our current efforts for transparency with sole sponsorship of AB 1122 (Brown).  

4 September, San Diego County Coalition on Aging, Senior Resource Fair, War Memorial Building at Balboa Park. 

29 August, Wheel Chair Dancing Fundraiser and Expo.  Held at the Balboa Club, Balboa Park.  GREAT!!! event.  Thanks for inviting us to attend, and congratulations to all the amazing wheelchair dancers.   

5 August, La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club hosted Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, and co-billed with her was CARR.  CARR's Chrisy Selder discussed for the large crowd (over 75 participants) CARR's sole sponsorship of AB 1523 (Atkins) and how, partnered with Ms. Atkins advocacy of our bill led to statutory reform:   a requirement that all RCFEs carry liability insurance as a condition of licensure.  

15 July ECAN General MeetingThis meeting is free and open to the public.  Meeting begins 1:00 and runs through 3:00 PM.  Chris Murphy will speak on 2015 RCFE legislation, and the county's assisted living rating system initiative.

27 June, Sharp Hospice Education Conference.  CARR will be attending as an exhibitor, educating Sharp hospice and allied professionals with our services and capabilities.  We are pleased to be invited back for our 3rd year.  Event is for invited Sharp employees only. 

17 June - Vital Aging Conference, Liberty Station and Escondido Venues.   CARR will be an exhibitor at the premier event on aging and aging issues sponsored by County of San Diego, Aging and Independence Services.  Plan on attending, but be sure to make your free reservations.  The event attracts 1,500 at the Liberty Station venue and approximately 500 at the Escondido venue. If you attend please drop by CARR's exhibit tables; we'd love to see you. 

9 June, Teamster's Local 481.  At this event, CARR's ED introduced the organization to the membership of Teamster's Local 481.  Our ED was met by a large and warm audience - surprising since the meeting was held at the end of a long day.  CARR welcomes other union speaking engagements. 

6 May, SDSU  CARR's Executive Director will be speaking to a Gerontology and Social Services students on the continuum of care, and about CARR's consumer advocacy work.  We always love speaking to students about our work and appreciate this opportunity provided by Dr. Anguera. 

6 May, Las Primeras  CARR's co-founders will be speaking to the membership of Las Primeras on CARR's beginnings, our work and our legislative advocacy efforts.  We are honored to have been asked to speak to this wonderful organization of philanthropists. 

8 January 2015.  Presbyterian Women - Chula Vista.  This group of engaged older women will learn how assisted living is a women's issue and how they can advocate for themselves and others who may be considering assisted living placement


1 October 2014, Colton Senior Fair, 9am to 12pm at the Gonzales Center Gym, 670 Colton Avenue, Colton, CA.  This is a free event, open to the public.  There will be lots of providers and agencies represented at the exhibitor's tables.  This is going to be a great event.  Come join us. 

6 November, 2014, Kiwanis Escondido, Lunch meeting at Cocina Del Charro Restaurant, 890 West Valley Parkway in Escondido.  CARR's ED will be presenting on risks to consumers of RCFE services, and a brief update on the RCFE reform legislation that survived the 2014 Legislative Session. 

24th Annual Conference of the Western Regional Conference of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, 11 - 13 September 2014 in Long Beach.  Chris Murphy will be presenting "Assisted Living:  Bane or Blessing," a survey of Western States' regulatory gaps which present risks to resident health and safety.  

18 September 2014, Atypical Support Group of the San Diego Parkinson's AssociationThis is a member's only meeting.  CARR will provide consumer tips on how to select assisted living placement, and a provide a brief roundup of the 2014 legislative changes. ​

Living Lively Expo:  5 September, War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Drive 8:45 - 12:30.  San Diego County Council on Aging. Expert Presenters on Medicare, Senior Sexuality, and more, along with industry providers and exhibitors.  CARR will have an exhibitor table.  Drop by and see what we're up to, and view our Crime Book - a collection of the travesties occurring in assisted living facilities in San Diego, documented in the public record. 

The Parkinson's Association, 23 August.  Panel Discussion featuring Chrisy Selder, CARR advocate and co-founder, on navigating the various options of assisted living, in-home care and independent living.  This event is sponsored by The Parkinson's Association for the north county support group members.  Time and location will be provided when more details are available.

15 August, Friday Noon, Caregiver Webinar sponsored by the San Diego Caregiver Coalition. Chrisy Selder will be speak on Assisted Living 101.  This is a free event, however you do need to make reservations; to register visit www.caregivercoalitionSD.org.

16 July, Altrusa International, San Diego Chapter.  This organization has requested CARR's presentation on consumer tips to selecting an assisted living placement.  CARR looks forward to meeting the members of this vibrant organization for dinner and conversation.

11 July, P.E.O International - Poway Chapter  9:30 am  in Poway.    Presentation will focus on reform efforts in the assisted living industry, and CARR's current legislation AB 1523 being carried by Speaker Toni Atkins

12 June, 2014.  San Diego County Aging Summit Details on this event will post as they become available.  This event is sponsored by the San Diego County Aging and Independence Services agency. Its hallmarks are dynamic keynote and special topics speakers, lots of community partners as exhibitors, and there's always lots of buzz in the hall.  Many, many members of the community come out to be educated, to have fun, and to see what inspiration they can take away from the 6 hour event.  Keep this event on your radar: we hope to see you there.

21 May, 2014, San Diego City Council's Human Relations Commission Meeting.  This event is for members only.  Topic will be the barriers of obtaining accountability for residents and their families in assisted living, the role of law enforcement, and the courts. 

21 May, 2014, Encinitas Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.  Free community event, but RSVP is required.  Light refreshments will be served.  Join us at this informative presentation on assisted living.  Question and Answer session to follow. 

17 May, 2014, 9am to 2pm. Senior Resource Fair at the LGBT Center, Hillcrest.  This is a wonderful senior resource fair, and this is CARR's 3rd year as an exhibitor.  We always look forward to this event.  Many providers and senior advocacy groups are usually among the community resource exhibitors.  Join us - this is a free event.

8 May, 2014, Vista Branch Library San Diego County, 10:30 - 11:30.  700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista 92084, (760) 643-5100.  Free community event, Join us at this informative presentation on assisted living.  Presentation first, Q&A  to follow.  

29 April 2014, SDSU Public Administration, Chris Murphy will be speaking on the role of advocates in making legislative change, understanding the politics of making policy, and related topics.  Looking forward to speaking this civic-leadership-inspired group of students. 

22 April 2014, Older Women's League (OWL)Women's Museum, Barracks 16 Liberty Station, Chris will be speaking on CARR's advocacy and community service work on behalf of residents and consumers of assisted living services.

4 April 2014, La Jolla YMCA, 11:30 8355 Cliffridge Avenue, La Jolla 92037.  Executive Director Chris Murphy will be speaking on the value and use of the public documents in making an assisted living placement.  She will also discuss CARR's role in the high-visibility investigative series on assisted living in San Diego published by the UTSan Diego  in September and December 2013.  

1 April, 2014, San Diego Chapter, National Association of Geriatric Care Managers This 45 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A is a members-only meeting.  Chris will be speaking about CARR's mission, services of the website, regulatory gaps and enforcement issues.

27 March, 2014, East County Elder Abuse Council, La Mesa Community Center, 11:30 to 1:00. Chris will be giving a short summary of RCFE reform bills pending in the California legislature.  This event is open to the public. 

19 March 2014, Davis YMCA 9 - 12; Spring into Health Aging Senior Expo.  CARR is an event planning participant, and will be an exhibitor at this great event.  Lots of food, health screening opportunities, opportunity drawings, and free lectures will be featured at this free public event.  More information on festivities will be provided as the date gets closer. 

12 February 2014, PEO Monthly Meeting.  CARR is so excited to be able to present on shopping for assisted living placement to this group of wonderful group of women.  Since this is a member's only event, please catch us at our other community events listed in this space.

29 January 2014, Carmel Valley Branch Library, 6:30 - 7:30 This presentation will be held in the community room of the Carmel Valley Branch Library.  We're hoping for a good turnout to hear about how to shop for assisted living, what to watch for, and what to watch out for and more.  This event is free and open to the public.  Presentation will be about 40 to 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions. 

28 January 2014,  El Cajon Valley Kiwanis Club. 12 - 1:30.  This 30 minute presentation (including Q&A) will cover shopping for assisted living, and absues to elders we see, through our investigation of the pubic record.  This is a member's only event, so try to catch us at another venue. 


10 December 2013, San Diego Ombudsman's Training.   CARR's C. Selder will present CARR, and introduce CARR's website as a tool for Ombudsman in San Diego county.  CARR is very pleased to be able to speak to this important group of volunteers who are regular visitors to local RCFEs. The event is limited to San Diego County Ombudsmen, but if you're interested in having CARR speak to your organization, please contact us.  

10 December 2013, Chula Vista Community Collaborative.   The CVCC attendees will be introduced  to CARR as a community and consumer resource with the presentation entitled "Who We Are, What We Do, and Why it Matters."   This event is open to all community organizations. 

10 December 2013, Downtown Kiwanis' Club General Meeting 12-1:30 pm, DoubleTree Hotel, Front Street, San Diego.  This event is members-only. C Murphy will be speaking on consumer protection failures and regulatory gaps surrounding the assisted living care model.  Time will be available for questions following the 20 minute presentation.  

20 November, 2013, Gerontology Society of America - 66th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LAChrisy's paper "The Age-in-Place Disparity of Assisted Living: Medical Needs in Non-Medical Facilities" was accepted by the GSA for presentation.  Her paper is based on research conducted on the data available from the public documents on CARR's site - evidence of CARR's research in action.  Congratulations to Chrisy on this achievement.  

19 November, 2013, Consumer Tips for Making an Assisted Living Placement.  7amVista Lion's Club  - This event members only. Chris is looking forward to speaking to all of Jim's long-time buddies in this community service organization.  

15 October, Mira Mesa Senior Center, 8460 Mira Mesa Blvd, 10am:  Join us. Chris Murphy will be speaking on consumer tips for making an assisted living placement.  Call the MMSC to RSVP for this free event. (858) 578-7325.   

5 November, 2013, Introduction to CARR & Placement Tips,  Rancho Santa Fe Toastmaster's Club, Community Center, La Sendita at Acacia. 5:30 - 6:30.  This is a member's only event.  If you'd like us to speak at your next civil meeting, please send us an email. 

6 November, 2013, Shopping for an Assisted Living Placement Workshop, Oasis, College Rolando Community Library, 6600 Montezuma Rd  San Diego, CA 92115.  This event will start at 2pm, ending at 3:30.   A fresh look at an important topic.  Come join us.  This is a FREE event, but you'll have to register with Oasis anyway.

18 September 2013, ECAN General Meeting 1 - 3pm, Renette Park Community Center, 935 S Emerald Ave,  El CajonCA 92020.  This meeting is open to the public, free parking and usually refreshments.  Join East county community partners and interested consumers in CARR's presentation on our website, and the services we offer.  No RSVP necessary

79th District Health Fair, George Stevens Senior Center, 570 S. 65th Street, San Diego 92114  10 - 3.  CARR will be an exhibitor at this event.  Please stop by our table to pick up literature, talk about your assisted living experiences, and watch our new video about assisted living. This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

12 July 2013, 10:30 am at the University Community Branch Library, 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 (858) 552-1655. This event is open to the public.  CARR's C Murphy will be presenting "Choosing an Assisted Living Placement with Care" - a 30 minute FREE informative presentation providing tips on what to watch for and what to watch out for when selecting placement.  Plenty of comfortable seating, and plenty of parking.  Come join us.  Q & A will follow the presentation. 

24 July 2013, 10am Herrick Community Health Care Library @ Grossmont Healthcare District, Senior Discussion Group.  CARR will provide a primer on how to use CARR' website, and key facts that will help consumers make informed placement decisions.  Free and open to the public.  RSVP is not required. If you have questions or need location information call 9619) 825-5010.

4 & 5 June, 2013, SHARP Resource and Education Expo:  This isn't a public event, so try to catch us at one of the other events posted here.  This event is for Sharp employees, where CARR will be introducing itself to Sharp's professional workforce.  

11 June 2013, Chevron Retirees Meeting.  This event isn't public - for Chevron Retirees only, so try to catch us in other venues.  Presentation will be on the combination of gaps and regulatory facts which combine to increase a resident's health and safety risk when living in an assisted living facility. 

13 June 2013, Vital Aging 2013 at San Marcos Community Center.  Sponsored by County of San Diego, Aging and Independence Services, this is always the premier community event promoting health aging through diet, staying active, and staying interested. This year's event will be no exception.  Deborarh Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta and the Golden Door Spa, a 92 year old Wellness Warrior will be a keynote speaker.  And CARR will be an exhibitor at the event.  Watch for more details in the next month.   Registration through AIS is generally required, even though your attendance is free.

18 May, 2013, LGBT Senior Resource Fair, The Centre, 3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103.  Event runs from 10am to 2pm.  Event is inside, free to the general public, free lunch provided.  Free parking is available in the parking lot, or on adjacent streets.  This is CARR's second time - we look forward to being in this great venue again. 
27 April 2013, Unleash the Power of Age FAIR, Pacific Beach Library Taylor Branch, 10 - 2:  CARR will be an exhibitor at this free outdoor community event.  Health Screens, Fitness, Entertainment - it's all there.  Come join us, and look for CARR's booth

20 April 2013:  CARR Advocates will speak to the Alaska Yukon Club of San Diego meeting at St.Dunstan's Episcopal Church to this members-only  event.  The RCFE consumer advocacy presentation will be followed with Q&As.

20 March 2013 (9am to 12pm):  CARR as Exhibitor at ECAN's "Spring into Healthy Living Event."  This event will be held at McGrath YMCA, and will feature health screening, informational and educational speakers, raffles and more.  This event is FREE and Open to the public.  

19 March, San Diego Regional Center.  Chris Murphy presented an overview of the work CARR does, what our site offers, and as always, advocated to this group of social work professionals the consumer protections necessary to protect all residents of assisted living, but which are especially important for protection of the developmentally disabled residents served by the SDRC.  

15 March 2013 (10:15 am - 11:45 am):   Oasis Workshop. Chrisy Selder will be presenting "Choosing Assisted Living: Shopping vs. Being Sold To" for a second time.  This workshop educates attendees on what to look for & be aware of when shopping for an assisted living facility & empowers them to ask critical questions.  This 1.5 hour workshop was attended by approximately 70 individuals last fall.  Participant feedback indicated the information was "eye-opening" and "most useful".  Information covered includes: the continuum of long-term care, needs assessment, services offered by assisted living, pitfalls of facilities, and a segment on state licensure and enforcement practices.  To register, please contact the OASIS program at (619) 574-0156 or visit Oasis.

21 February 2013 (7:30am - 8am):  Optimists Club of Coronado  Chris Murphy will give a short overview on the work CARR does in advocating for consumer protections for residents of assisted living.  The presentation will be approximately 20 minutes, following by a short Q&A.  This event is open to Optimist Club members.  

11 February 2013 (1:15 pm - 2:45 pm):  OASIS Workshop  "How to Use Public Documents to Inform your Assisted Living Placement Decision", presented by Chrisy Selder, will be offered again this Spring.  Last fall's presentation, CARR received good feedback from our ~ 30 participants.  This in-depth workshop instructs seniors & advocates on how to read the public documents on our website and how to best apply the information to researching placement options. To register, please contact the OASIS program at (619) 574-0156 or visit Oasis.

22 January 2013 (9:30 am - 10:30 am): USD's University of the 3rd Age. "Assisted Living Policies: Shaping California's Senior Care Future".  Chris Murphy & Chrisy Selder will present a comprehensive picture of the effects of assisted living policy on present and future care for seniors.  For registration information, please contact USD toll free at (888) 321-6658 or visit http://www.sandiego.edu/u3a/.


29 November 2012:  Toby Wells YMCA  CARR's Chris Murphy will be the presenter for our workshop "Shopping vs Being Sold To" a discussion about how to actively taken control of your shopping experience when looking for assisted living placement.  There are many questions you should ask the Licensee;  this workshop walks you through the things you should understand before you start asking questions of the Licensee, and then suggests key questions you'll want to ask before selecting a facility.  Contact the Toby Wells YMCA for information, and reservations.

8 October 2012:  Mission Valley YMCA  CARR's Chrisy Selder will be the presenter for our workshop "Shopping vs Being Sold To" a discussion about how to actively take control of your shopping experience when looking for assisted living placement.  There are many questions you should ask the Licensee;  this workshop walks you through the things you should understand before you start asking questions of the Licensee, and then suggests key questions you'll want to ask before selecting a facility.  Contact the Mission Valley YMCA for information, and reservations. 

10 August 2012:  Golden Age Gardens.   Awesome experience and huge thank yous to Mario for arranging the event, for wonderful flyers at the site, and especially for the amazing translations. It was a wonderful audience - and thanks for inviting CARR.  For the residents of Golden Age Gardens, CARR presented "Supportive Housing Options" at 12:30 pm.  This presentation explored the types of supportive housing available to those needing more assistance with activities of daily living, and the pros and cons of each.  CARR's goal is always to make sure consumers have clear information about their options so they can make informed placement decisions.

18 June 2012:   Oasis Workshop, How to Use Public Documents to Inform your Assisted Living Placement, conducted, again by Chrisy Selder at  Oasis' Mission Valley location.  We had good response from our ~ 30 participants to this in-depth workshop on how to read the public documents on our site, and what information from the public document that the consumer needs to know.

15 June 2012: CARR participated in the Live Well San Diego Expo held at Town and County Convention Center on 15 June.  So many people - a couple of thousand were in attendance to hear Richard Dreyfuss' keynote speech.  CARR had many wonderful and interested consumers stop its table.  We offered community outreach information and demonstrations of our website.  In addition we were able to answer consumer questions about RCFE's. To all those who dropped by to say Hi, we really appreciate your interest. 

30 May 2012:  Oasis Workshop.   CARR's Chrisy Selder presented "Shopping vs. Being Sold To" a workshop on what to look for and be aware of when shopping for an assisted living placement for yourself or a family member or friend.  This 1.5 hour workshop was attended by about 70 individuals.  The information covers the continuum of care, needs assessment, services offered by assisted living, pitfalls of RCFEs, and a segment on CCL's licensure and enforcement practices.  Participant feedback indicated the information was eye-opening, useful, and better prepared families and individuals to carefully think through their options about long-term care.   

12 May 2012:  LGBT Resource Fair at The Centre, 3909 Center Street, San Diego. CARR will be outreaching to the LGBT community by providing consumer educational materials and website demonstrations.  This was a great event, attended by about 150 community members. It was beautifully organized,  hats off to LaRue Field! and offered a wide range of services and agencies - each offering important services for seniors.