Heart of the Matter Blog

  • Gratitude for a Servant Heart

    November 4, 2021

    In my role with LeadingAge PA, I have the privilege of visiting member communities and meeting individuals who make a difference in the lives of older adults on a daily basis. However, no task has been more inspiring than meeting the 2021 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) winners!
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    Looking Back Yet Always Forward

    October 28, 2021

    Recently I told a colleague that in my career two of the main driving forces for success have been an openness to possibilities, and persistent gratitude for all the positives around me. As I transition from my role as president and CEO of LeadingAge PA back to the provider side, both forces are not only present for me, but for our team at the Association.
  • Senior Living Sector Update: Where we are and What’s to Come Post-Pandemic

    October 14, 2021

    Emerging from the pandemic, senior living organizations face a heightened cross-current of conditions, combining pandemic-related factors with long-term trends. Many of these factors have been accelerated by the crisis – impacting marketing and sales, staffing and operations, and financial performance and position.
  • Advocacy: The Strength of Our Collective Voice

    September 16, 2021

    It is said there is strength in numbers. That premise is the foundation LeadingAge PA builds our advocacy upon, for when we come together and advocate for change, the message is amplified to reach more lawmakers, carrying the potential for more powerful results.
  • Careers to Love Day: Discovering the Rewards of Working in Senior Living

    September 2, 2021

    Our members have shown that when facing the challenge of confronting the senior services workforce crisis, there is power in numbers: 110 of our provider member organizations have come together to implement a bold new strategy to positively influence and promote senior living careers in Pennsylvania.
  • Going for the Gold: The Resiliency of Senior Care

    August 19, 2021

    It was a pleasure watching the 2020 Olympics recently. In addition to televising the action, there were many features that told you more about the athletes and their backgrounds. Some had overcome tremendous adversity during their journeys to become Olympic athletes. Their resilience to prevail over life's challenges is admirable.
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    "Always, Forward" Communication is Key

    August 5, 2021

    It's been a crazy year and a half. Most of you are thinking that's putting it lightly, as we know our members have all rolled with the punches and adapted as quickly as possible to continue providing quality care and serve their communities. Our team at LeadingAge PA have made it our top priority to listen with attentive ears and open hearts to understand the needs and provide the right resources at the right time.