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.




The Value of the LeadingAge National Connection

Spending time at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting in San Diego last week, has me thinking more about the value of our connection to LeadingAge at the national level. It was an amazing conference with over 8,000 participants and a myriad of stimulating sessions, meetings, vendors, and opportunities to network with colleagues from Maryland and beyond (more on that in an upcoming e-blast).


And, as valuable as the Annual Meeting is each year, the value of our connection with LeadingAge is far greater. For our not-for-profit members who provide aging services, the benefits are huge. A quick summary:

  • Policy information and advocacy at the federal level including HUD, Medicare, Medicaid, new reimbursement schemes, 5-star ratings, tax credit and voucher arrangements, regulation, legislation and so much more.
  • Tools and resources in abundance including: technology evaluation tools from the Center for Aging Services Technologies; Quickcasts, webinars, toolkits and resources on the Learning Hub; the Center for Workforce Solutions and Center for Managed Care Solutions and Innovations and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston; and the lively listservs (soon to be online communities) across so many service lines and professional disciplines.
  • Opportunities for cost savings through group purchasing.
  • Publications, publicity, and thought leadership targeted not only to the aging services field and decision-makers, but also to the general public to raise awareness of our issues.

That list could go on and on. Please be aware that each staff member of a LeadingAge Maryland nonprofit can create a MyLeadingAge account and have access to a wealth of publications, online resources and peer communities. If you need help with that, contact us.


For LeadingAge Maryland staff, there are great benefits in being connected to the national organization and to professional colleagues in state affiliates across the country. Other states are generous in sharing ideas, speakers, programs, expertise, plug and play initiatives and so much more that allow us to offer you far more than our small staff would suggest. And, we share with them – our Tuesday StandUp and Housing Happenings teleconferences are now reaching people in many states. Our Workforce Wednesday series is now a partnership with LeadingAge to allow members across the country to participate.


In summary – there is enormous value to all of us the connection between state and national –together we are stronger and have the strength and momentum to shape the aging services field!


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



Finance and Strategy Symposium
November 21 | 9am-4pm

Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD

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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Thurs., Nov. 14 | 8:00AM-4:30PM
Broadmead, Cockeysville, MD

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PDPM and Phase 3 Open Door Forum

Mon., Nov. 18 | 12-1PM
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