News & Updates
We are committed to keeping you up to date with news, updates and information that will help you and your organization thrive.  
Latest Nursing Home Staffing Data Available from 
the Long Term Care Community Coalition

Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), an advocacy organization whose work is grounded in its organization as a New York State based coalition of consumer, community, civic and professional organizations,  has published their latest data on nursing home staffing.  

The data provides information on staff assigned to provide resident care and select non-nursing staff, including those providing important activities and social work services. This information is available by city and county.

Access the data  here.
LeadingAge New Jersey President & CEO James McCracken 
attends  Villa Raffaella's 18th Anniversary Celebration

Sister Rani of Villa Raffaella, James McCracken, Mother Eletta of Villa Raffaella

A special congratulations to Marjorie Potenza on being crowned 2018 Miss Villa!
LeadingAge New Jersey President & CEO James McCracken visits Woodmere Senior Citizens Housing to discuss congregate services  and various housing-related issues. 

James McCracken, Victor Miranda, Service Coordinator of Woodmere, Linda Soley, Manager/Administrator of Woodmere
Governor Phil Murphy Signs New Law 
Allowing Out-of-State Licenses  To Be Used in New Jersey

On Friday, August 10, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (LD-21) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (LD-16) that recognizes the professional licenses of displaced Puerto Rican doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals who relocated to New Jersey following Hurricane Maria.  

The new law revises the section of state law involving the reciprocity process of out-of-state professional and occupational licensing.   Currently, licensed professionals from jurisdictions with standards that are substantially equivalent to New Jersey's may work in their respective industries in the state provided they supply the state with proof that an out-of-state license is valid, current and in good standing.  

Under the new law, verification of licensure must be submitted to the appropriate state licensing board within six months or, in the cases of individuals relocating due to a natural disaster or other catastrophic event, will have one year from the bill's August 10, 2018 signing to provide the required documentation necessary to ensure the applicant's license can be used when they relocate to New Jersey.  
Governor Phil Murphy Signs New Law 
Concerning Continuing Care Retirement Communities 

On Friday, August 17, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman (LD-16) and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (LD-11) that expedites the process for entrance fee refunds for seniors leaving a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).  

The new law will limit the time a CCRC can retain a refundable entrance fee after a resident leaves the facility.  A resident or the estate must provide written notice once the unit has been vacated and personal items removed.  The facility may then restore the unit to its original condition and remove any personal property left in the unit after 21 days.  Within 60 days, the resident or resident's estate will be given a number and placed on a list in sequential order.  Upon the sale of the unit, the resident or resident's estate  will receive their refund based on their position on the list. 

The law goes into effective November 15 and applies only to CCRC agreements entered into on or after November 15.  
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Releases Guidance and Forms Regarding Equal Pay Protections

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) released guidance and forms in relation to the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act. 

On April 24, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law New Jersey's Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act. The law provides that, effective July 1, 2018, any employer entering into a contract with the State of New Jersey or an instrumentality of the state for "qualifying services" or "public work" must provide to the DOLWD wage and demographic data for its employees.

Click here to read the full ADP article. 
Diagnosing and Investigating Legionnaires' Disease Cases

Although Legionnaires' disease is diagnosed year-round, providers are reminded to have a high index of suspicion during the summer and early fall, as the incidence usually increases during these seasons.

Legionnaires' disease cannot be distinguished form other causes of pneumonia based on clinical or radiologic examination.  Healthcare providers should consider Legionella when evaluating patients for community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia. 

All suspected or confirmed cases of legionellosis (Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever) should be promptly reported to the local health department where the patient resides.  Contact information is available at:

Please see the attached document for further guidance for diagnosing, testing, treating, reporting and investigating cases of legionellosis.  
Join us for our 2018 Golf & Tennis Classic at Cherry Valley Country Club (Winner of the 2016 Club of the Year Award from the New Jersey Golf Foundation), in Skillman, New Jersey. 

Not a golfer?  No problem! 

We are offering our first-ever Tennis Clinic with Cherry Valley Tennis Director Keith Pierson.  Come and learn the basics as well as round robin play all day!

Tournament Information
  • 10:00 am - Registration & Brunch
  • 12:00 pm - Shotgun Start (Scramble Format) 
  • 5:00 pm - Cocktail Reception, contest awards
  • Longest Drive (Male/Female)
  • Closest to the Pin (Male/Female)
  • Hole-in-One
  • 1st Place Team
Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider sponsoring LeadingAge New Jersey's Golf & Tennis Classic and showcase your company front and center before industry colleagues, friends and stakeholders.  Several levels of sponsorship are available! 

Registration is OPEN!



Contact Amy Greenbaum at 609-452-1161 or

"All Things Fair"
2018 Fall Fair Housing update

September 12, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Harrogate CCRC
700 Locust Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701

LeadingAge New Jersey is pleased to present the Fall Fair Housing Training: All Things Fair.  Wanda Nieves , Director of Fair Housing, Brenda Edmonson , Chief of Compliance, and other members from the HUD/Newark Branch will present an all-day conference focusing on the following topics: 
  • Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans 
  • Tenant Selection Plans 
  • Reasonable Accommodations and ADA Requirements
  • Other Hot Topics and New Policy Highlights (e.g., LEP, Section 3, VAWA)
  • Additional Considerations for Senior Housing (i.e., age discrimination, adult children/caretakers, mental illness)
Please note: This 6-hour training event is brought to you by FHEO and satisfies the Fair Housing Training requirement.

The registration form is available by  clicking here.   All registrations must be received no later than September 5, 2018. 

Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation.
LeadingAge Annual Meeting is Coming to Philadelphia
Our common goal is empowering older adults to live a purposeful, fulfilled life.

As leaders in the aging services field, we work together toward a shared purpose - to enable the next generation of older adults to live their fullest life and pursue meaning every single day. There's only one place that includes every facet of aging services and brings together thousands of passionate individuals who walk in your same shoes - the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, the largest annual event for the nonprofit aging services field.
This is where you'll join other dedicated professionals to exchange ideas, explore new strategies and master the latest best practices all while reigniting your commitment and dedication. You'll engage directly with colleagues to share, inspire and learn from one another, all in four productive days. Let's work together to be more nimble, better serve our country's older adults and best prepare for the upcoming changes in our field.

Join us by registering at
Policy & Advocacy
We are your voice, advocating for you collectively and individually.  Our goal is to ensure that our members' best interests are advanced at all levels of government.  
Senate Schedule for September through October 2018

September 6
Group 1 10:00 a.m. / Group 2 1:00 p.m.
September 10
Group 3 10:00 a.m. / Group 4 1:00 p.m.
September 13 
Group 1 10:00 a.m. / Group 2 1:00 p.m.
September 24
Group 3 10:00 a.m. / Group 4 1:00 p.m.
September 27 
Voting Session

October 11
Group 1 10:00 a.m. / Group 2 1:00 p.m.
October 15
Group 3 10:00 a.m. / Group 4 1:00 p.m.
October 18 
Group 1 10:00 a.m. / Group 2 1:00 p.m.
October 22
Group 3 10:00 a.m. / Group 4 1:00 p.m.
October 25
Voting Session
Group 1 Committees 
- Community and Urban Affairs
- Environment and Energy
- Labor

Group 2 Committees
- Budget and Appropriations
- Commerce
- Health, Human Services, and Senior  Citizens

Group 3 Committees
- Economic Growth
- Education
- Higher Education
- Law and Public Safety

Group 4 Committees
- Judiciary
- Military and Veteran Affairs
- State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation