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.


Maryland Perspectives



In contrast to what we may have heard in recent days, many of us do live in Baltimore by choice. I have lived in Baltimore City for the past 17 years. I belong to a religious congregation in the McElderry Park neighborhood which some would describe as a distressed neighborhood. And I love Baltimore!


Baltimore, like all communities is a place of contradictions. On the one hand, Baltimore is high-tech, sophisticated medicine, lovely homes, world-class educational institutions, burgeoning entrepreneurial ventures, wonderful arts and culture, and highly-rated restaurants.

On the other hand, Baltimore struggles with addiction, violence, racism, vacant houses, lost jobs, outrageous litter, and challenging city politics. Baltimore is, indeed, a city of contradictions – and what place isn’t?

There are some bedrock truths beneath those contradictions. In EVERY place there are: people with talents and heart who invest themselves in others; delicious food from around the world made in kitchens both large and small; the exuberance of nature – birds, flowers, animals (yes, rats and other rodents), and trees, flowers and eager weeds; homes that reflect the spirits of their occupants; acts of kindness and generosity; heartaches, heart breaks and joys; hopeful people beginning new business ventures; music to make the soul sing and the feet dance; babies taking their first steps and saying their first words; young people dreaming dreams; elders passing on wisdom…THIS LIST could go on and on.

All people are beloved children of God and their diversity reveals the creativity and generosity of God. God dwells in all places. Let’s be agents of connection rather than division – you do that every day.


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




Mental Health First Aid Certification Course
September 9 | 9AM-5:00PM
Ingleside at King's Farm, Rockville, MD


Earn a nationally recognized certification in Adult Mental Health First Aid for just $199.

Open to members and non-members, it will prepare you to support someone developing signs of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis.


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Marketing and Communications Symposium
September 18 | 9AM-3:30PM
Covenant Woods, Mechanicsville,VA


Join your peers to hear the latest trends in digital marketing and public relations


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Finance and Strategy Symposium *** Save the Date***
November 21 | Location TBD

- Offered in collaboration with LeadingAge DC and Sponsored by Ziegler - 


***Now Accepting Presentation Proposals for 2020 Annual Conference***

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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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