Heart of the Matter Blog

  • 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.
  • Partnership: Much More Than a Logo

    March 3, 2022

    Often when we think of the terms sponsor, exhibitor, or business member, we immediately recall logos on the lanyards, tote bags, and signage for an event. While these visual reminders are impactful, LeadingAge PA is fortunate the relationships we have with our sponsors and business members transcend the visual impact--we have built true partnerships.
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    Celebrating Membership and the 2022 Calendar

    February 10, 2022

    One of our favorite things about the new year is wrapping up our annual Member Calendar and sending it out to all of our members to share in their communities! Our communications and member services teams begin meeting as early as July to plan the new theme and call for submissions.
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    Changing Senior Services One Lesson at a Time

    January 27, 2022

    Nelson Mandela once observed, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." As an association, we agree that educating our members and other senior care professionals is a cornerstone to inspiring and facilitating change in senior services.
  • 30 Years of Distinguished Service: A Farewell from Anne Henry

    December 30, 2021

    I have been blessed to spend more than three decades working in the long-term care industry. Like many, I never planned for this to be my life’s work but I was very fortunate that it found me! When I first entered senior services, my only experience with long-term care was visiting the local county home as a child to sing Christmas carols to the residents.