Conversations with Katie

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

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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 we connected with friends ...

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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 ...