Value First: A Member-Driven Solution to Group Purchasing

LeadingAge Silver Partner

Value First is a group purchasing organization (GPO) that provides free, no-obligation services for senior living communities. Value First can help reduce operational costs through discounted pricing and rebates on food, medical, environmental and office supplies as well as capital equipment.

About Value First

No Fees

Communities that participate in the Value First purchasing program pay no annual fee, select only the suppliers that best fit their needs and support LeadingAge with their purchases.

No Minimum

There are no minimum requirements with Value First.  You can pick and choose as many or as few of the contracts from the vendor portfolio.


Value First is a non-exclusive program.  Members are not restricted to just Value First so you can belong to another GPO at the same time.


A wide selection of vendors providing food, medical, environmental  and office supplies including capital equipment.


An analysis of your current expenses by providing a line-item comparison on exactly how we can help you save on supplies.


Some of the best vendor pricing by leveraging the purchasing volume of senior living communities across the country.

“I thought we had the best pricing available. But Value First conducted a cost study and this year will be the first time that we will see a decrease in our food costs by utilizing the Value First contracts. Value First is really worth checking into.” – Dan Goodier, Executive Director

“We have been so pleased that we get the same high quality service at lower costs with Value First.” – Donna Bremiller, Vice President of Operations & COO

“With Value First, we estimate a savings if $50K per year in food purchases and $6k per year in medical supplies. While continuing to purchase from the same vendors that we currently use!” – Al Griffin, CFO