Conversations with Katie

Let’s Work Together to Transform Aging

It’s nearly impossible to read an article about aging without being reminded that the older population is growing rapidly and will continue to do so well into the future. We hear this projection so often that it’s easy to dismiss it as “common knowledge” and move on. But I assure […]

Connection: Our Most Valuable Member Benefit

“There’s probably not a day that goes by where I don’t ask somebody from the LeadingAge family, ‘What would you do? What have you done?’ The network I’ve made is essential.” I stopped in my tracks last week after reading these words from Aline Rusotto, executive director of Orchard Cove, […]

Welcoming the Season of New Beginnings

And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. I have always loved these words from German-language poet Rainer Maria Rilke. They aptly sum up the joy, excitement—and, indeed, the great sense of hope—that comes, sometimes inexplicably, with the annual act of flipping our […]

What Matters Most?

I have been thinking a lot lately about what matters. What mattered in the past? What matters now? What will matter in the future? We only need to look at the history of LeadingAge for an answer to my first question. Our association was created 60 years ago as a […]

Is Trust in Nonprofits Eroding?

As providers of aging services, you think a great deal about the financial currency—reimbursements, contributions, earned income—that helps your organizations fulfill their missions and stay afloat. We at LeadingAge think a great deal about that, too. A new report from Independent Sector urges us to expand our thinking. “Public trust […]