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.




New Chapters

As we approach the end of 2019 and begin a new decade, it is a good time to think about new chapters. We reported earlier that I will be stepping down as President and CEO at the end of April 2020 to begin new chapters in my own life. I am looking forward to more flexibility, lots of new adventures, and making a difference in new ways.


The LeadingAge Maryland Board of Directors has formed a search committee and has posted the position here. Perhaps you or someone you know is ready to begin a new chapter in their career. LeadingAge Maryland is a great place to work. We have a strong staff team; engaged members passionate about their missions; well-established programs combined with new and creative approaches; a solid financial foundation and infrastructure; and great opportunities to make a difference together. Please be sure to spread the word about this search.



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

LeadingAge Maryland News

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Trauma-Informed Care Updates

LeadingAge Maryland continues its leadership role with trauma-informed care. We are quoted in articles targeted to directors of nursing services (AADNS and nurse assessment coordinators (AANAC). We are working with a number of organizations as they build their screening questions (always best to ask general, open-ended questions that don’t probe beyond what the individual is readily willing to share), and work on staff training plans. Let us know if we can assist you.

Maryland Regional Direct Services Collaborative

Recognizing the growing need for direct service professionals, a wide variety of organizations, including LeadingAge Maryland, have joined together in the Maryland Regional Direct Services Collaborative. We encourage you to join, too. State agencies, academic institutions, community colleges, SEIU, provider associations and providers of services to older adults and individuals with disabilities, workforce alliances, are working on key initiatives including: talent pipeline, recruitment and retention, wages and benefits, training, and public awareness. Email jschumann@leadingagemaryland.org for more information. 

Supportive Care Work Group Moving Quickly!

The Supportive Care Work Group (formerly the Hospice and Palliative Care Work Group) had a great meeting in November. With the goal of increasing the use of palliative care, they decided to develop a toolkit with lots of valuable resources for use by LeadingAge Maryland members. The goal is to have it ready for roll-out at our May conference. We’d love to know what your organization is doing with palliative care; with advance planning conversations; or with hospice and end of life – send a short email to jschumann@leadingagemaryland.org

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2020 Maryland
Legislative Reception

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


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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 Montgomery 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. Stay tuned for more information.



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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