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  1. The Time is Now: Moving from Theory to Practice

    “Who needs theory when you have so much information?”, statistician and writer Nate Silver posed. With a recently released LeadingAge survey of older boomers – those between the ages of 60-72 – we now have information, allowing us to set aside our theories. We were curious about those who are closer to ...

  2. A Brighter Future Together

    Last week, we announced our intent to affiliate with the Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) and ElevatingHOME (EH). While EH is a relatively new organization, visiting nurses and VNAA have a remarkable past: “The history ...

  3. Living on the Edge

    Sitting in Washington DC during a government shutdown is a bit surreal. The metro is near empty and traffic is thin. I walked by a coffee shop yesterday that had a sign out front that read: “free coffee for furloughed workers.” Other establishments are offering pizza or bagels. Empathy. We are, after all, a company ...

  4. Darkness Into Light

    David Von Drehle, journalist and author, wrote a column recently in which he said, “ I think we face two kinds of problems in this world: forever problems and right now problems. Forever problems are those persistent challenges, vast and complex, that humans confront but never solve. Consider the distribution of wealth ...

  5. We are Called LeadingAge for a Reason

    We need to lead. And lead we will… by answering these and other questions: How will our communities ...