Our Mission:

To expand the world of possibilities for aging through advocacy, education, innovation and collaboration.

We are LeadingAge:

Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.



Creating Solutions and Driving Change

LeadingAge Maryland begins 2020 with a new set of strategic directions and priorities approved by the Board of Directors at its December meeting. Board and staff spent nearly a full year studying trends in aging and associations, gathering perspectives from members, and engaging in strategic discussion. We will work to assure that our members thrive and also mobilize our members and many others to create solutions and drive change. Here is a quick summary of our plan. We hope you will join us in this exciting work!

Strong Members Fulfilling Their Missions

  • Leadership Development
  • Advocacy
  • Education and Training
  • First-Thought Resource
  • Expanding Awareness

Strong Members Collaborating for Greater Creativity and Impact

  • Collegial Community
  • Collective Work
    • Supportive/Palliative Care Work Group
    • Continuing Care at Home Work Group
    • Trauma-Informed Care
    • TBD based on needs and opportunities

Strong Members Together with Many Others to Drive Change

  • Workforce
  • Public and Private Partners
  • Identify Key Issues for LeadingAge Maryland Leadership

View the 2020-2020 LeadingAge Maryland Strategic Plan here >


- Jill | President and CEO, LeadingAge Maryland
jschumann@leadingagemaryland.org 410-274-2893


New Member Welcome: Abilities Network - "Seeing abilities not disabilities"

We are excited to welcome Abilities Network Senior Services as a member of LeadingAge Maryland. Abilities Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that seeks to challenge the community to acknowledge the value and equality of people of all abilities. As part of their mission, Abilities Network offers a robust Senior Move Management service, which specializes in downsizing and move coordination services for older adults and their families. We look forward to the new perspectives and expertise Abilities Network will bring to our community. To learn more, we invite you to visit www.abilitiesnetwork.org

Welcome New Board Member

 LeadingAge Maryland welcomes Stephen La Pierre to its Board of Directors. Stephen is Vice President of the Chesapeake Region for Acts Retirement-Life Communities and oversees five communities in Maryland and one in Delaware. We look forward to his contributions to our governance. 

Leadership Development Opportunities with LeadingAge Maryland

We help our members develop their leadership abilities from Emerging Leaders - through to enhancing the leadership capabilities of individuals who are in, or rising to, executive and C-suite levels.  

Our Emerging Leaders program is for anyone wanting to grow effective leadership abilities. We offer Fall and Spring Cohorts that meet monthly for 4 months. Spring cohort applications are due January 31 so apply today! 
Learn More and Apply > 

LeadingAge DC, Maryland and Virginia Leadership Academy is modeled on the national Leadership Academy. This year-long cohort program knits together a long-lasting group of successful colleagues. Applications and supporting materials must be received by 5PM on February 14, 2020. 
Learn More and Apply > 

Bi-Weekly Maryland Legislative Session Calls Begin Monday, January 13 at 11AM

Learn about the issues being discussed during the 2020 Maryland legislative session. 

Join by computer: https://www.gotomeet.me/LeadingAgeMaryland

Or you can also dial in using your phone.  +1 (872) 240-3212

- One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,408452269#

Access Code: 408-452-269

2020 Maryland
Legislative Reception

February 11 | 6-8PM
Chart House, Annapolis, MD


Register Now

The 2020 Maryland Legislative Session will be an important one for organizations that provide housing, supports and services and for older adults in Maryland.

LeadingAge Maryland is hosting a reception for our not-for-profit members and members of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Health and Government Operations Committee on February 11, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Chart House in Annapolis.

This is a great opportunity to build relationships with seasoned and new legislators and committee members and it has proved popular with legislators as well as LeadingAge Maryland members. It is very important that we have a great turnout of LeadingAge Maryland not-for-profit members so that legislators know what a great resource we are and how our organizations see the issues. So, please save the date and bring your colleagues!

Please register and bring your colleagues! Tickets are $99.00 towards the cost of the event.


Affordable Housing Event

March 12 | 10AM-2PM

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

LeadingAge Maryland and LeadingAge DC are partnering with the Montgomery County Office on Aging and the Montgomery County Community College to provide an in-person educational program for affordable senior housing professionals. Topics include: Fair Housing and Property Management, Mental Health, and Engagement & Socialization.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Fair Housing Update
    Lisa Tunick, Reno & Cavanaugh, LLC
  • Behavioral Health and Older Adults
    Kim Burton, Director of Older Adult Programs, and Casey Saylor, Older Adult Project Manager, Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Panel Discussion: Promoting Wellness Through Social Connection
    Dennis Poremski, Director of Wellness, Asbury Solomon's
    Susan Messina, Deputy Director, Iona Senior Services
    Ryan Elza, Social Entrepreneur, AARP Foundation


The 2020 theme is "Together"


We are a community of aging services professionals dedicated to one common purpose: advancing the lives of millions of elders in our collective care. Although we each play separate roles, we are able to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own. Join us as we explore together bold new strategies for propelling our field forward.



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Maryland Legislative Update Call

Directors of Nursing - Peer Networking Forum

Tuesday StandUp - Accident Prevention

Workforce Wednesday - Filling the Care Gap: Integrating Foreign-Born Staff into LTSS field

Maryland Legislative Update Call

Social Workers - Peer Networking Forum

Housing Happenings - Medical Marijuana and Affordable Senior Housing

Maryland Legislative Update Call