Conversations with Katie

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

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Melting the Hardest Hearts

Before the United States Senate goes on a week-long recess starting on July 3, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants to clear the legislative decks for the president’s proposed tax cuts and other legislation. To do so, the Senate must first pass a bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, including measures ...

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  1. Leading With a Vengeance: A Conversation with Katie

    “I will pursue the LeadingAge mission with a vengeance.” At the LeadingAge annual meeting in Boston 2 months ago, I made this promise to all of our members and I assure you it wasn’t just an attempt to get your attention. No, I strongly believe in our mission and I won’t let you down. Right now, we are in a vortex, with ...

  2. LeverAge: An Affordable Financing Program for LeadingAge Members

    LeadingAge has partnered with the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) to launch LeverAge, a program to address the financing needs of LeadingAge members serving low-income older people.  LeverAge can be used to reposition, expand, or add to aging services, housing, and long-term care programs serving at least 40% of the participants ...

  3. Ohio Members Shares Insights on Innovation

    Branka Primetica, senior research analyst with Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland, OH, recently participated in a webinar sponsored by Johns Hopkins University's Listening Post Project on innovation and not-for-profits. She described how her organization was able to develop and maintain an innovative program called ...