About Us


To advance the future of aging services in Pennsylvania


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

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.

We are a visionary that is helping to create the future of aging services through our NorthStar 2.0 program.

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.

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