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.


Together We Can  

Nearly a thousand people gathered on the Capitol Hill west lawn on May 8thto call attention to the need for safe, affordable, accessible housing for older adults. The weather smiled on us and LeadingAge members and older adult residents and supporters from across the country heard from members of Congress, residents in affordable housing, the American Association of Service Coordinators, and the great cheerleading of Steve Fleming, chair of the LeadingAge board.

Maryland had more people present than any other state. Catholic Charities, CSI Support and Development, Fellowship Square Foundation, National Church Residences and Volunteers of America were out in force! Thank you, thank you, thank you for advocating in person for safe, affordable, accessible housing and services for every older adult!! And, let’s continue this important advocacy wherever we are!Together, we can make a difference.

Trauma-Informed Care Update - Forming a learning community

We are forming a learning community of Maryland nursing homes who can share wisdom with us and with one another as you implement trauma-informed care. We will have occasional in-person meetings with regular phone calls. It will be a great opportunity to reduce redundant effort and to advance the field of trauma-informed care. Please let Jill Schumann know if you are interested -jschumann@leadingagemaryland.org


Our Foundations Toolkit and Implementing Trauma-Informed Care: A Guidebook have been released and are available to LeadingAge members across the country for free on the LeadingAge national website here. We also offer both resources to non-members on the LeadingAge Maryland website for purchase here.


In the past few weeks we have presented a webinar for McKnight's Online Expo with more than 1,500 attendees, a session at the PA Directors of Nursing Administration, a session for the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, and a deeper dive into the specifics of implementation at the LeadingAge Maryland Conference.



Palliative Care and Hospice Work Group

Most people don’t know what palliative care is. Most people enter hospice care only a few days before death. Let’s move the needle on that. We are forming a work group that will begin meeting in June, so let us know if you are interested. - jschumann@leadingagemaryland.org


Continuing Care at Home/ Aging in Community Work Group

We are convening a work group of people interested in exploring how a Continuing Care at Home model might work in Maryland. And, this group will also be exploring broader approaches to support aging in community. Please let us know if you are interested, we will be meeting in June. - jschumann@leadingagemaryland.org


Drug Diversion Detection and Prevention via a Comprehensive Internal Audit Approach

May 21 | 12-1PM 
Janice Ahlstrom, Director, Baker Tilly


Join our webinar to learn about the common points of risk and how to develop a comprehensive risk-based internal audit approach for drug diversion remediation and ongoing monitoring.

Learning Objectives

1.    Identify the impact of drug diversion on patients and healthcare organizations

2.    Explain the common points of risks and methods of drug diversion in healthcare’s controlled substance life cycle

3.    Describe the best practices for drug diversion prevention and detection

Register Here

Mid-Atlantic Workforce Symposium 

-Offered in collaboration with LeadingAge DC, LeadingAge Pennsylvania, LeadingAge Virginia-

Gain practical insights to support your organization in recruiting and retaining an engaged workforce. CE available for nursing home administrators (through NAB) and human resources professionals (through SHRM). Speakers include individuals from OnShift, Holleran Consulting, Activated Insights - Great Places to Work, Asbury Communities, and more. Topics will include:

  • Exploring the causal relationship between resident and staff engagement, and how to optimize each
  • Challenges and solutions in hiring and retaining GNAs
  • The role of technology and innovation in tackling today’s workforce challenges
  • Creative practices for creating workforce pipelines
  • Collaborative, multi-faceted approaches to addressing workforce shortages

May 23 | 8:30AM-4PM
Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, PA


August 22 | 8:30AM-4PM
Goodwin House, Falls Church, VA



Supervisor Skills Boot Camp
May 31| 10AM-4PM | Collington Life Care Community, Bowie, MD

- Offered in Collaboration with LeadingAge DC - 

Facilitator: Suzy Dyer-Gear, MAS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources, Lutheran Social Ministries of Maryland 

This interactive workshop will provide individuals with the opportunity to learn and practice skills necessary for success in management and supervision. This program is ideal for new or aspiring managers, or anyone wanting to brush up on their HR and supervisory related knowledge and skills. Key topics will include:

  • Interviewing and selecting candidates
  • Effective performance management strategies and processes
  • Coaching and progressive discipline
  • Employment law basics

Space is limited – don’t delay! This highly requested program will fill up quickly.

Early Bird registration discount ends May 16!


    Marketing and Communications Symposium - Mid-Atlantic Life Plan/CCRC *** Save the Date***

    September 18| TBD| Covenant Woods Retirement Community, Mechanicsville,VA

    - Offered in collaboration with LeadingAge Virginia and LeadingAge North Carolina


    Join other marketing and communications professionals and learn the latest trends in digital marketing, public relations and applications. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and network with your peers. Topics include:

    • Harnessing the Opportunity of Online Reviews

    • Utilizing e-Tactics to Increase Revenue

    • Getting the Attention of the Adult Child

    • Creative Entry Fees and Initiatives

    Registration begins in late spring.

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

    - Offered in collaboration with LeadingAge DC and Sponsored by Ziegler -  
    Join finance, administration, marketing, clinical and other professionals for this one-day event, sponsored by Ziegler. The event will cover the most recent industry trends, highlights of innovative case studies from around the country, and ample time for networking! 

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    LeadingAge Tools and Resources 



     The Institute for Alternative Futures developed the 2030 Aging Services Scenarios in partnership with LeadingAge to explore the future need for and delivery of aging services in the context of expectable, challenging and visionary futures.   The Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations offers members a one-stop shop filled with the tools, resources, and education you need to succeed in managed care, integrated services, and other alternative payment models. 




    Mid-Atlantic Workforce Symposium

    Supervisor Skills Boot Camp