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.





I recently read a report from 2016 that quantified the total amount of free time baby boomers will have in retirement. With 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day liberating them from the demands of full time work, the Merrill Lynch/ Age Wave study estimated that over the next two decades that would equate to 2.5 trillion hours of extra time. Even allowing for the limitations of health, the need for many people to continue to work or to serve as family caregivers, and so forth, even a fraction of that still adds up to an enormous pool of talent!

So, what might that mean for us? Let's get creative - here are some possiblities - I'll start the list:

  • A very loud and active advocacy voice
  • An unparalleled volunteer cohort
  • A flexible, part-time workforce
  • Mentors, creators, educators, writers, learners, friends...

What are your ideas? Who is interested in exploring this further?

Also, be sure to look into attending our upcoming in-person events, Adults Mental Health First Aid certification on September 9 ( More Info / Register) and the Marketing and Communications Symposium on September 18 ( More Info / Register). 

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


LeadingAge Maryland Welcomes Fall Interns from Towson University's Healthcare Management program

Frank Assaro

Frank Assaro has a passion for working in aging services with a goal of becoming a Nursing Home Administrator. During his internship with us, Frank will be completing a research report that explores barriers related to increasing the utilization of palliative care and programs that increase utilization in other states.

Kelechi Onyenachi

Kelechi Onyenachi plans to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Health and pursue a career in policy development. During his internship with us, he will be producing a report for our Continuing Care Work Group which will examine the barriers to implementing Continuing Care at Home in Maryland, models that have worked in other states, and ways that Maryland members can collaborate on this important issue.

Are you interested in being a part of our Experience Committee?

We're looking to convene a group of creative minds from our non-profit and business members to help us shape the experience for attendees at LeadingAge Maryland's 2020 Annual Meeting. Do you want more opportunities for networking? Have ideas for how we might increase engagement and collaboration between attendees? We want to hear from you! Please contact Allison Ciborowski or 410-925-1295.

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.



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


More Info & Register


Finance and Strategy Symposium *** Save the Date***
November 21

 Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD

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


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

Submit your proposal


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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