LeadingAge Member Groups

LeadingAge members are a community of like-minded peers and others in aging services organizations. Members from across the country connect with one another in a variety of ways, including through advisory groups and networks. Following is a list of current member groups. 

Member Networks

LeadingAge provider members have an opportunity to come together with peers and colleagues with similar interests. National staff members convene and organize these groups, which are open to all members. Many networks hold virtual meetings on a monthly basis, with agendas developed and informed by participants on issues that are relevant to them. Summaries of network meetings may be shared with network members.

Assisted Living Network

The Assisted Living Network meetings feature discussions on current hot topics of interest to assisted living providers. The AL Network fosters member discussions and connections on emerging and perennial issues, and members are encouraged to suggest future topics that will be of interest to members. We encourage members to share their best practices or state developments on assisted living policy.

Email Staff Convener: Cory Kallheim 
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Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET

Continuing Care at Home Network

This member-led group welcomes all LeadingAge members who currently operate, or who are interested in learning more about starting a Continuing Care at Home program. Members rotate host duties, and meeting details are posted in the CC@H Member Community. This group also hosts CC@H conferences twice each year, as well as offers learning sessions at national LeadingAge conferences.

Email Staff Convener: Dee Pekruhn 
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Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of each month

Home Health Network

Staff of LeadingAge home health members will meet to discuss and provide input on policy, regulations, quality, new care models, and more. The Home Health Network will sometimes feature an outside speaker and always have a topic for discussion on news of the day. The group is open to anyone who works at a LeadingAge member organization interested in discussing home health care and more than one member of any organization is welcome to participate. The group will focus primarily on Medicare home health.

Email Staff Convener: Katy Barnett 
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Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET

Hospice Network

Staff of LeadingAge hospice members will meet to discuss and provide input on policy, regulations, quality, new care models, and more. The Hospice Network will sometimes feature an outside speaker and always have a topic for discussion on news of the day. The group is open to anyone who works at a LeadingAge member organization interested in discussing hospice care and more than one member of any organization is welcome to participate.

Email Staff Convener: Katy Barnett 
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Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET

Housing Network

The Housing Network is an active listserv and weekly virtual meeting space for affordable housing members to learn and share with LeadingAge staff and each other about pressing issues and new resources. The Housing Network also includes workgroups on Services and Service Coordination, Resident Connectivity, Meal and Dining Programs, HUD Oversight, and the IWISH Demonstration.

Email Staff Convener: Linda Couch 
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Meeting Schedule: Weekly every Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET

Leaders of Color Network

The LeadingAge Leaders of Color (LoC) Network is a professional networking group for senior, mid-level, and emerging leaders of color employed by LeadingAge member organizations. The network is designed to support and facilitate career advancement in the field of aging services. It serves as a sounding board for members to share challenges and success stories related to negative work-related issues around race and racism, and as a forum for members to exchange resources and ideas and to hear experts discuss topics reflecting the expressed needs and interests of people of color within our field.

Email Staff Convener: Adrienne Ruffin
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Meeting Schedule: TBD

Life Plan Community Network

Each Life Plan Community Network meeting features a panel-led discussion on current hot topics of interest to LPCs. We also foster member discussion and connection on these issues, and members are encouraged to suggest future topics for the good of the group. After each meeting, enrolled members receive tools, resources, notes, slides and the full meeting recording.

Email Staff Convener: Dee Pekruhn 
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Meeting Schedule: Last Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. ET in 2022

Nursing Home Network

Each Nursing Home Network meeting features a brief presentation and Q&A with a guest speaker on current hot topics of interest to Nursing Homes. The guest speaker is followed by policy updates from LeadingAge policy experts with the rest of the call devoted to member discussion and interaction. A handout with pertinent resources is provided to members prior to each meeting, and an article summarizing the meeting is posted on the website and emailed to participants with the following month’s calendar invite.

Email Staff Convener: Jodi Eyigor 
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Meeting Schedule: Last Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET in 2022

Quality & Risk Management Network

The LeadingAge Quality & Risk Management Network is focused on defining meaningful quality and risk management reporting “standards” across the service continuum, supporting LeadingAge member organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of their services, and differentiate their programs and services through meaningful, transparent quality reporting.

Email Staff Convener: Nicole Fallon
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Meeting Schedule: Quarterly

Technology Network

The LeadingAge Technology Network features updates from LeadingAge CAST team, including timely technology topics, tools, and resources developed by LeadingAge CAST for members. Frequently, the network’s quarterly virtual meeting features a presentation about an important technology topic or case study from a provider using technology and Q&A with the guest speaker(s). The rest of the meeting is devoted to member discussions, engagement, and interaction. A handout with pertinent resources is provided to members before, or after, each meeting.

Email Staff Convener: Scott Code
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Meeting Schedule: Quarterly

We also invite you to join the My LeadingAge Member Community, which connects LeadingAge members with each other to exchange knowledge, solve problems, and share resources. Members have access to a personalized, interactive experience that empowers them to engage year-round with their peers in the aging services field.

Advisory Groups

LeadingAge convenes several formal advisory groups to offer expert advice and opinions on critical issues in our field. Advisory groups are led by national staff and participation is by invitation only. Most advisory groups are for provider members only, with the notable exception of the CAST Commission.