MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 15, 2020) - LeadingAge PA members, employees, and spouses/partners have been given clear access to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology courses and programs at a reduced rate thanks to an agreement recently reached between the University and the trade/professional association for nonprofit senior living organizations.

Through the agreement, LeadingAge PA members, including staff and their spouses/partners, will receive a significant reduction in tuition and training fees for Harrisburg University undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and training programs.

"Our partnership with Harrisburg University provides our members with a unique opportunity to expand their education and professional skill sets, and continue to provide the best possible care for residents in senior care settings across Pennsylvania," said LeadingAge PA president and CEO, Adam Marles. "The potential for a strong, positive impact on the senior living industry at large is tremendous and our Association is thrilled to be the leading association in this workforce development effort."

Ranked the No. 1 STEM University in the U.S. during the past two years by Corporate LiveWire, Harrisburg University courses and programs are delivered in various formats. Whether in person, online, or via an accelerated format, provider members, eligible employees, and their spouses/partners can enroll in any Harrisburg University program--including professional development courses--at a reduced rate, courtesy of the agreement."

"We are pleased to partner with LeadingAge PA to provide this opportunity to the LeadingAge PA community," said Harrisburg University President Dr. Eric Darr. "The agreement provides LeadingAge PA members, employees, and spouses/partners affordable access to our world-class, and workforce-driven science and technology programs. Our mission is centered around educating the workforce by providing affordable access to a quality STEM-education."

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About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 360 nonprofit senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable, and ethical care for Pennsylvania's seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit www.leadingagepa.org.

About Harrisburg University:
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University's affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.

Media Contact
Christina Carden | LeadingAge PA
Senior Director, Communications
ccarden@leadingagepa.org | 717.790.3947