Conversations with Katie

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, […]

We’ve Come a Long Way

Soon after LeadingAge established the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) in 2003, much of its work focused on helping providers of aging services step into the digital age by swapping their paper medical records for electronic health record systems that would make care more efficient and collaborative. We were […]

Providing Equal Access to Vital Connections

Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities. Reading these words from author and networking coach Michele Jennae, I am reminded of the central role that members play in the mission of LeadingAge. As an association of over […]

How Can We Support Century-Long Lives?

Imagine you’ve been given a wonderful gift: 30 extra years of life. What would you do with those years? According to Dr. Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Center on Longevity at Stanford University, most of us don’t have a clue how to answer that question. That’s troubling, given the […]

The Bright Spots of 2021

We probably consult more lists during the month of December than at any other time of the year. There are guest lists and grocery lists for holiday gatherings, lists of ideas for holiday gift-giving, and, of course, that all-important list of New Year’s resolutions that helps us close out the […]

Thanksgiving 2021: Reverence, Awe, and Change

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter … those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. English poet and intellectual John Milton surely wasn’t thinking about our national holiday of Thanksgiving when he wrote these words in the mid-17th century. And I know […]