About Us


To advance the evolving continuum of aging services in Pennsylvania


To serve as the preeminent advocate for facilitating change and inspiring its members to positively impact the field of aging services in Pennsylvania


Dedicated to helping our members advance the vision of healthy, affordable, ethical aging services, LeadingAge PA is committed to and values:

  • Following ethical- and people-centered business practices
  • Being member-driven, consumer-focused and knowledge-based
  • Respecting and celebrating diversity
  • Being forward-thinking
  • Providing leadership, and informed and targeted advocacy based on contemporary research and knowledge to meet the changing needs of our members and those we serve

What is LeadingAge PA?

Founded in 1963, we are a statewide association representing nonprofit providers of long-term services and supports for older adults, but we are so much more than one sentence can convey.

We are an inspiration to our members as they positively impact the field of aging services in Pennsylvania.

We are an educator committed to providing members with the data, information and education necessary to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of senior services and care.

We are a voice of advocacy for change.

We are a guide, helping consumers navigate the journey of choosing services and communities. 

We are a provider of market intelligence and insights on policy and strategy, as well as other tools to help member organizations thrive.

How We Began

Up until 1963, nonprofit senior communities had no collective representation and little-to-no recognition as a distinct group providing a specific service. Not wishing to be just part of a superstructure of groups concerned with aging, our founders established LeadingAge PA, an association based on our nonprofit philosophy and principles.

Although the care and services provided by our members vary, they all share important qualities:

  • They are nonprofit.
  • They strive to meet the social, physical and spiritual needs of older individuals.
  • They help these individuals achieve the dignity and quality of life they deserve in their retirement years.

True to our founders' original vision, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advocating on behalf of our members and ensuring they are equipped to meet the present and future demands they face as nonprofit providers.

Want to learn more about LeadingAge PA and how membership can benefit you? Learn how to join here.

Accomplishments 2019

Working with - and for - our members to inspire change in Pennsylvania's senior services was at the heart of our work last year! 

Click on the image above to download the LeadingAge PA 2019 Accomplishments and learn more about these achievements.

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