About Us

LeadingAge is a community of nonprofit aging services providers and other mission-driven organizations serving older adults.


The Trusted Voice For Aging.


An America That Values Older Adults And Those Who Serve Them.

Our Values

  • Courage

    We take risks to overcome fear and obstacles. We have the freedom to be creative and to break new ground. We do what is right and take action with a plan.

  • Community

    We believe that we are stronger together and that community is built when diverse thought leads to common action. We value the power of relationships.

  • Catalyst

    We serve as a community partner and connector to solve problems and create new opportunities to better serve an aging America.

  • Stewardship

    We are responsible guardians for our field. We are committed to upholding members’ work and resources. We hold ourselves accountable for our mission, vision, and values.

DEI Commitment

LeadingAge recognizes the intersectionality of ageism, racism, and other forms of discrimination. We are committed to being a just, inclusive, antiracist, and equitable community that values and honors the unique qualities, wisdom, and lived experience of all people.

We are steadfast in our commitment and will invest in opportunities to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where all are able to meaningfully contribute and thrive.

LeadingAge State Partners

State Partners work with LeadingAge’s national office, and with one another, to carry out the LeadingAge mission, support the work of LeadingAge members, and ensure that older adults receive the high-quality services and supports they need and deserve.

Larry Minnix Leadership Development Fund

Strong leaders make the field of aging services strong. Support LeadingAge’s 20-year effort to prepare strong leaders who can guide our field into the future. Donate today to the LeadingAge Leadership Development Fund.

Our History

A small group of nonprofit providers of aging services decided in 1961 to establish an association that would help them live out their shared mission: to provide compassionate, high-quality programs and services to the nation’s growing older population.

Inspired by the White House Conference on Aging, held for the first time in January 1961, the providers also wanted to advocate for the revolutionary policy changes—including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act—they expected the White House Conference to set in motion. They hoped to change forever how the country viewed aging and how it provided services and supports to older adults.

Six decades later, our small association has grown into LeadingAge, a 5,400-member organization of nonprofit providers who are proud to follow in the footsteps of our founders. Like those founders, we remain committed to helping our members live out their shared mission of compassionate service to older adults. We continue advocating for universal access to high-quality programs and services for older adults. And we are steadfast in our goal to be the trusted voice for aging in America.

Annual Report

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Strategic Plan LeadingAge 2024-2026

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Member Spotlight

Read about a member that is setting aside affordable apartments to serve older adults experiencing homelessness, and partnering to bring case management and wraparound services to the new residents.

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