Conversations with Katie

LeadingAge and Its Members: A Dynamic Partnership

A dynamic partnership exists between LeadingAge, our state partners, and members around the country. Consider, for example, the ways in which we are each responding to our field’s workforce crisis: LeadingAge members are determined to tackle workforce challenges head-on in their local communities, where they know the players, the competition, […]

I Am Because We Are

We are reminded every day that our well-being is intricately intertwined with the well-being of others. Our African concept of Ubuntu—”I am because we are”—captures this beautifully. … It is in the simplicity of this philosophy that we draw our resilience.  Global Ageing Network Board Member Femada Shaman wrote these […]

It’s Time to Get Busy

As soon as the results of November’s midterm elections were finalized, news outlets around the country began analyzing the makeup of the 118th Congress, which convened in Washington, DC, on January 3. Pundits have spent the last two months trying to predict what lies ahead for the new Congress and, […]

Bringing Aging Policy to the White House

Now more than ever, our nation needs centralized and strategic coordination across federal agencies to help us effectively address the critical challenges and opportunities facing older Americans. But make no mistake: the coordination we need can’t happen without leadership and vision from the executive branch of government. That’s why LeadingAge […]

Leading the Way to a Brighter Future

Throughout the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, I gave much thought to the kind of support LeadingAge members would need to get through a health emergency that had disproportionately impacted our residents and clients and challenged our sector like never before. Now that the crisis phase of the pandemic […]

Leading the Way to Nursing Home Quality

Is this report going to sit on the shelf? Are its important recommendations going to be ignored? We’ve all asked ourselves these questions after an important or insightful study comes to our attention. We wonder whether the report will lead to meaningful change, whether its recommendations will ever be implemented, […]