Conversations with Katie

A monthly conversation with LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan.

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Supporting Caregivers: Our Moral Obligation

As the holidays fade into the distance, the lingering memories for many of us are ones of family time: generations under one roof, spending precious time together. What often becomes apparent during these moments are the realities of aging…parents and grandparents…and the extraordinary impact, particularly on women. It is often ...

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  1. Triumph and Despair

    This year has been challenging for so many. Many areas of our country were ravaged by hurricanes and fires, several of which are still burning furiously in California. Member organizations, staff, residents, clients and families have had their lives upended. And you rose to the occasion. The overwhelming generosity ...

  2. Tell Congress to Protect Older Adults in Tax Bill

    LeadingAge staff and many of our members are back to work this week after an inspiring—if not tiring—LeadingAge Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Our time together was filled with learning about the issues and trends in our field that impact our daily lives, exchanging ideas, and sharing a lot of laughs as ...

  3. Connecting the Dots with the Global Aging Community

    Imagine returning home from a conference and being greeted at the airport by an enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers singing and dancing to celebrate your arrival. The occasion? You and your organization received an Award for Excellence in Ageing Services at the Global Ageing Network conference. A prestigious recognition ...

  4. Resilience in the Face of Adversity

    The natural disasters that have touched our world and our communities in recent weeks have caused me to think about resilience. LeadingAge members have managed evacuations when necessary, sheltered-in-place, sacrificed sleep and their own comfort, cleaned up debris, and navigated workarounds with ...

  5. Sharpening our Axe

    Recent efforts to repeal or replace the ACA have been acrimonious from a policy perspective and confusing for the citizen observer. The specifics, key players, and data supporting policy directions changed ...