Heart of the Matter Blog

  • What’s Your Why?

    June 1, 2023

    At LeadingAge PA’s annual conference, attendees heard heartfelt stories and valuable insights from industry leaders. Among them, Vicki Loucks, VP & Chief Operating Officer of Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare captivated the audience with her emotional “why” statement. She revealed the reasons behind her decision to embark on a career in the aging services field and shed light on the unwavering motivation that fuels her even in the face of adversity.
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    LeadingAge PA congratulates Distinguished Service winners making a difference in their senior care communities

    May 10, 2023

    50th anniversary of awards recognizes leaders, caregiving professionals, volunteers across PA MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (May, xx, 2023) – LeadingAge PA, an association representing more than 370 aging services providers, today announced the winners of the 50th annual LeadingAge PA Distinguished Service Awards. The awards honor exceptional people who give their time, talents and abundant energy to their communities and demonstrate a deep commitment to serving seniors.
  • Successful Appeal: LeadingAge PA Helps Remove Unfounded Citations in Inspection

    April 20, 2023

    After the annual inspection at Granite Farms Estates, Brian Levesque, Executive Director of Normandy Farms Estates, took the time to review three citations he felt were unfounded and unreasonable. Once Brian deliberated over the citations, he turned to Anna Warheit to discuss his interpretation and any possible recourse they might have: “Although the inspection went relatively well, there were three deficiencies that we disagreed with,” Brian said. Recognizing that there was not a formal appeal process to go through, I reached out to Anna for assistance.”
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    5 ways to level up your team at 2023 Annual Conference

    April 4, 2023

    Aging services providers in Pennsylvania know how important it is to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices. One of the best ways to do this is by attending your association's annual conference. Luckily, LeadingAge PA's 2023 Annual Conference is coming up on May 16-18 in the Poconos!
  • Advocacy at a Glance

    December 29, 2022

    The LeadingAge PA government affairs team developed an Advocacy at a Glance 2022 Dashboard to be used as a tool to give members insight into legislation and topics we have supported and opposed during the 2021-2022 legislative session and the advocacy actions we've been taking on behalf of our members. You can view it at any time here: https://www.leadingagepa.org/advocacy-policy/key-issues
  • Leading Change Through Advocacy

    May 19, 2022

    Three things we are told not to discuss in polite company are religion, politics, and money, which makes talking about contributing to a political action committee a challenging conversation. However, it’s an important - and necessary - conversation to have with fellow LeadingAge PA members, board members, and staff.
  • Weathering Workforce Showers

    April 7, 2022

    April showers bring May flowers! And our workforce has been in the “shower” stage for quite a while. For the first time in recent memory, it’s not only the health care sector struggling with staffing, it’s everyone. Though this makes things remarkably more difficult, it also gives us the opportunity to learn from each other and form partnerships to address our challenges.