LeadingAge Magazine · March/April 2015 • Volume 05 • Number 02
Hundreds of LeadingAge members will descend on Washington, DC, March 16-18 for the PEAK Leadership Summit. These CEOs and leaders of aging services organizations will come together to share best practices around leadership, innovation, and great governance.

They will also visit their elected officials to advocate for great governance with regard to our nation’s long-term services and supports policies.

On March 17, as part of the PEAK conference, state delegations of LeadingAge members will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to share the message of how they can help expand the world of possibilities for aging. Last year, LeadingAge members held nearly 300 group meetings … and more than that are anticipated this year.

“Each year, LeadingAge’s advocacy day gives our aging services leaders the opportunity to speak with one voice on Capitol Hill about the issues that matter most: from affordable senior housing to ensuring quality care and services for seniors,” says Cheryl Phillips, senior vice president for public policy and advocacy.

This year, LeadingAge members will be asking lawmakers to support three priority issue areas:

  • Affordable senior housing
  • High-quality, value-added, post-acute health care
  • Sustainable financing of long-term services and supports

“LeadingAge members are indispensable to helping legislators understand and support our shared mission,” notes Marsha Greenfield, vice president of legislative affairs. “With a new Congress in session, it is more important than ever for our members to stand up and advocate for their organizations, staff, and residents.”

For those unable to attend PEAK this year, LeadingAge will also put out a grassroots call to action on March 17 through our Contact Congress site. LeadingAge will ask members from across the country to call and email their elected officials to tell them that those visiting their offices that day speak for all LeadingAge members across the country.

From great governance in the board room to long-term services and supports leadership in Washington, DC, LeadingAge stands with our members as they improve the overall experience for their communities and those they serve.