LeadingAge spoke up for nursing homes on several fronts during September 2018. We also supported members in the path of Hurricane Florence; continued our advocacy around workforce, home health, housing, and Medicare payments; and released a variety of resources to help members do their work.

Every chance you have to sit down with a legislator and talk specifically about issues that affect your organization is a chance to put a “face” on those issues and to share your story. It’s also a chance for legislators to see our mission up close and personal.

The guiding principles discuss issues around ballot measures, public forums, fundraisers, political signs, and other activities and events common in election years.

Nonprofit aging service providers and their residents are encouraged to participate in the political process and exercise their rights, but need to be mindful of the rules in place prohibiting 501(c)(3) organizations from intervening in political campaigns. We hope these principles will be helpful to you and your residents in this exciting election year.


“Bridge the Gap.” These three vital words, emblazoned on bright orange t-shirts, served as the mantra for budget reform brought to the hallways of the Missouri state capitol last month by a determined group of older adults from Bethesda Health Group, a St. Louis-based aging services organization.

During April 2018, LeadingAge launched a new series of town hall conversations with members around the country, positioned members to become hometown advocates, asked hard questions about how to pay for services, raised concerns about federal funding proposals, and developed timely resources addressing weapons policies, fair housing, workforce, ageism, and technology.


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