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.




Transition in the Spring

When I began at LeadingAge Maryland seven years ago, the organization had just been formed by a forward-thinking group of volunteer non-profit leaders who were passionate about the nonprofit mission of expanding the world of possibilities for older adults. Since then, together as nonprofit members, business members, sponsors and collaborative partners, we have formed a vibrant collegial community collaborating to make each organization stronger, and to make a bigger difference for older adults.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this mission.

At their September meeting, I let the Board of Directors know that I am planning to step down as LeadingAge Maryland’s CEO on April 30, 2020. I am looking forward to new adventures and to a more flexible schedule. There is so much I want to learn and do.

The Board has formed a Search Committee and will soon post the position. Please be sure to identify great candidates! In the meantime, we’ve all got lots of work to do, so there will be plenty of time for me to say thank you to so many of you who have been integral to this journey!


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

Trauma-Informed Care

LeadingAge Maryland’s leadership in trauma-informed care continues to bring new opportunities. We presented a webinar for LeadingAge PA members on September 17, we will be doing training for Erickson Living to be used throughout their organizations, and on September 18 we offered two trainings for the staff of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City. Hebrew Home at Riverdale is an organization very committed to trauma-informed care – from CEO Dan Reingold who welcomed participants to the training, to the many direct care professionals and departmental leaders who were engaged in the training. Their Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice offers safe shelter for older adults experiencing abuse. One of many notable features of the Hebrew Home’s campus was the amazing world-class art collection and Museum of Judaica. Another opportunity to experience the passion and creativity LeadingAge members bring to their work!

What's working for you?

We know that our non-profit members are all rockstars in one way or another! Let's lift each other up by sharing our successes so that others might benefit too. If you've implemented a new procedure that allows your clinical team to spend more time with residents, or you've developed a great way to celebrate your top performers that keeps them motivated, or you have a HUD compliance tip, or any number of different ways that you might be positively making a change, we want to hear and share your story. Please contact Allison Ciborowski or 410-925-1295.




Finance and Strategy Symposium
November 21

Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD

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

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LeadingAge Annual Meeting
October 27-30

San Diego, CA

We hope to see you in San Diego! 


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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