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. Alzheimer's: An Insidious Disease

    “This insidious disease has declared war on our minds.” A powerful, sobering statement spoken by Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Halperin at the LeadingAge Integrace Great Minds Gala earlier this week, where he was honored with the 2016 Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Award.  This award recognizes national figures who have demonstrated ...

  2. Dear Candidates: What about long-term services and supports?

    I admit, I can’t help it.  I can’t help watching and reading endless hours of campaign rhetoric, waiting for someone - anyone - to talk about issues that are at the core of our mission.  In fact, there is precious little conversation about the critical issues facing a rapidly growing aging society on the debate stage or in ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...