LeadingAge PA awards $50,000 Administrator-in-Training grant to Baptist Senior Family

By LeadingAge PA
October 31, 2023

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 30, 2023) – LeadingAge PA, the leading voice for aging services in Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce it recently awarded Baptist Senior Family in Pittsburgh, PA a $50,000 grant through the Association’s Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Grant program.  

LeadingAge PA is dedicated to supporting the education and professional development of staff at long-term care member communities. “We are thrilled to offer this grant, which assists our members’ efforts to enhance career opportunities and to share the many rewards of serving Pennsylvania’s seniors,” said Garry Pezzano, LeadingAge PA president and CEO. “As providers across the state battle a workforce shortage and look for ways to grow the workforce, this grant is one way we can help increase advancement opportunities and encourage someone to dedicate their career to aging services.” 

“Baptist Senior Family is so grateful to have received the LeadingAge PA AIT grant,” said Timothy L. Myers, CEO of Baptist Senior Family. “This allows us to offer DJ Turner the opportunity to be trained as a Nursing Home Administrator while receiving invaluable experience.  We are proud to partner with LeadingAge PA to build opportunities for those who are the future of long-term care.”  

The Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Program is a supervised internship during which the AIT works under the guidance and supervision of a preceptor, who is a licensed administrator meeting the qualifications established by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. 

The Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Grant is awarded biennially to one LeadingAge PA member community to employ an AIT during their training period. This experience equips the AIT with the necessary tools and knowledge for a successful career as a long-term care administrator.  


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About LeadingAge PA 
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 400 quality providers of aging services. 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, home and community-based services, 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


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David La Torre