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May 15, 2014, 16:01 ET

2014 LeadingAge HackFest Challenges Participants to Engage with Age

The 2014 LeadingAge HackFest brings students and professionals with different backgrounds from around the world together in Nashville, TN, on Oct....

Sep 25, 2013, 09:00 ET

Microsoft Joins LeadingAge HackFest as Corporate Donor

 LeadingAge HackFest is pleased to announce that Microsoft Research is joining the project as a corporate donor. The HackFest is a 2-day...

Jun 20, 2013, 16:57 ET

Addressing Elder Abuse in the Aging Boom

The following article is written by David Thomason, PhD, LeadingAge Texas, Consultant: In 1950, the average global life expectancy was 48 years...

May 24, 2013, 10:13 ET

LeadingAge California Announces New Board Members

At its 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition in Monterey, Calif., LeadingAge California announced the appointment of seven new members to the...

Apr 10, 2013, 17:14 ET

Statement from LeadingAge on President Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal

LeadingAge supports the approach President Obama's 2014 budget proposal takes on deficit reduction, balancing spending cuts with increased revenues....

Jan 30, 2013, 19:55 ET

Aging Services of California Becomes LeadingAge California

In early 2012, coming off of its fifth decade of advocating quality senior living and care, the board of directors for Aging Services of California...

Jan 02, 2013, 16:54 ET

LeadingAge Commends Congress on Avoiding Fiscal Cliff

Organization Will Work With Congress to Support New Long-Term Care Commission LeadingAge, an association of more than 6,000 not-for-profit...

Dec 20, 2012, 16:53 ET

LeadingAge Urges Congress to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

Policymakers Must Take A Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction  As January 1 quickly approaches, LeadingAge, a not-for-profit...

Dec 19, 2012, 10:15 ET

New Video Depicts How Existing Technologies Can Facilitate Coordinated Care and Aging in Place

A new video from the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) depicts how affordable technologies that are currently available can...

Aug 28, 2012, 10:13 ET

LeadingAge Maryland Announces New Executive Director

Jill Schumann Brings Years of Nonprofit Leadership and Consulting Experience to the Role  The Board of Directors of LeadingAge Maryland...

Aug 06, 2012, 08:35 ET

LeadingAge Washington Merges With Washington Adult Day Services Association to Strengthen Long-Term, Post-Acute Care Services Network

 After months of deliberation by both associations' board of directors and the approval from Washington Adult Day Services Association (WADSA)...

Aug 02, 2012, 10:22 ET

LeadingAge and NewCourtland Join Forces to Award $100K in Grants

Grants to Fund Innovative Projects that Blend Housing and Services for Low-Income Elderly  Today, LeadingAge announced the availability...

Jun 28, 2012, 12:30 ET

LeadingAge Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Decision

 With the U.S Supreme Court's decision today, we anticipate that implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will continue moving...

Jun 28, 2012, 11:57 ET

LeadingAge Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Decision

With the U.S Supreme Court's decision today, we anticipate that implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will continue moving...

May 30, 2012, 16:37 ET

LeadingAge Statement on CMS Partnership to Improve Dementia Care

From Cheryl Phillips, M.D., Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy  "LeadingAge is pleased to represent not-for-profit nursing...

May 24, 2012, 14:34 ET

LeadingAge Statement on Introduction of Legislation To Support Caregivers From Larry Minnix, President & CEO

   We commend Senator Amy Klobuchar for reintroducing the Americans Giving care to Elders (AGE) Act as a manifestation of her...

Jan 03, 2012, 07:30 ET

Indiana Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA) Changes Name to LeadingAge Indiana

 Effective January 1st, Indiana Homes and Services for the Aging is now LeadingAge Indiana.  This new name aligns the association with...

Nov 21, 2011, 15:33 ET

LeadingAge Statement on Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Decision

Although it appears the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction may not come to an agreement on a deficit reduction plan, we expect Congress...

Oct 26, 2011, 15:33 ET

LeadingAge Statement on Energy & Commerce CLASS Hearing: Appoint the Advisory Commission to Help Seek Solutions

We support Rep. Frank Pallone's call for the Administration to appoint the CLASS Advisory Council as required by law.  We encourage the...

Sep 22, 2011, 15:46 ET

Statement from Larry Minnix, CEO, LeadingAge, on CLASS Act Status

We Must Continue Implementing the CLASS Act "We look forward to continuing to work with the Administration on the implementation of the Community...