Upcoming Events

Join us at 

Cherry Valley Country Club 

for another amazing day of golf!


10:00am   Registration & Brunch 
12:00pm   Shotgun Start / SCRAMBLE!
5:00pm     Cocktail Reception 

Registration fee includes:
Green Fees, Brunch & Cocktail Reception
$350 / single 
$1200 / Foursome

Those who wish to only attend the cocktail reception and not participate in golf may register for the Cocktail Reception only at a rate of $75/person


Sponsorship forms:

Please return all completed forms and payment to Amy Greenbaum  at agreenbaum@leadingagenj.org
LeadingAge New Jersey has joined the Center for Non-profits

LeadingAge New Jersey is proud to announce that we have joined the Center for Non-profits

The Center for Non-Profits will be a great a resource on non-profit management, advocacy and resources for our board members, staff and volunteers, as well as the larger community.With our membership comes great education opportunities. Please see the below education opportunities coming in August. 

  FREE Two-Part Series for Grantseekers (attend one or both):


Date: Wednesday, August 7, 6-8pm

Location: Hillsborough Branch, Somerset County Library System, 379 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Presenter: Seana Zimmer, grant expert and trainer

Cost: FREE, registration required

Come with your questions and your laptop and leave with new funding prospects. Program includes: how to use the upgraded Foundation Directory Online (FDO) database, valuable tips from a Foundation Center certified expert and how to refine your foundation search techniques.

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 6-8pm

Location: Hillsborough Branch, Somerset County Library System, 379 South Branch Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Panelists: Annmarie Puleio, The Fred C. Rummel Foundation, Geraldine Flach, Valley Bank and Edward LaPorte, NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives

Cost: FREE, registration required

We'll discuss ways to approach funders including understanding LOIs (letters of intent) and the NY/NJ Common Grant Application. We'll also take a look at several success factors in securing and sustaining grant relationships.


in partnership with
LeadingAge New Jersey

Executive Certificate
Senior Care Management
September 26 - December 12, 2019 | 5-8 p.m.
Rutgers University | Levin 102, Piscataway NJ Campus

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations is partnering with LeadingAge New Jersey once again to bring to you the Executive Certificate- Senior Care Management 10 week program in the fall of 2019.
Did you know that in the next two decades, there will be more than 70 million people over the age of 65?  Plus, life expectancy in the US has increased 15 years since the 1930's.  What do all these numbers mean?  

The need for senior care services is on the rise in a big way.  That's why today's senior care leaders need a keen understanding of strategy and finance in addition to keeping current in their knowledge and expertise in senior care services.  The Senior Care Management Executive Certificate is designed to address this need.

Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.
  • Acquire new vision for senior care management focused around patient outcomes and experiences.
  • Understand the economic, management and operational complexities of senior care, senior care providers and practitioners.
  • Learn about the senior care marketplace, business strategies in non-profit institutions and the use of information technology in senior care.
  • Adapt to the challenges of senior care delivery, strategic management issues and operations.
  • Apply analytical tools to determine tradeoffs across economic options.
  • Gain insight into managing people, processes and organizations for strategic transformation in senior care.
  • Best practices of senior care providers nationwide.
  • Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.

This Executive Certificate is designed for professionals involved in or interested in senior care and individuals seeking to move into an executive level position. A Bachelor's degree is a pre-requisite for this certificate program.

$2,995 for LeadingAge New Jersey and NJHA members
$3,495 for non-members
Taught using focused learning experiences and relevant case studies, the highly interactive Senior Care Management Executive Certificate covers a wide range of topics important to today's health care professionals. The program consists of 10 three hour modules, all of which must be taken to qualify for the certificate. Sessions cannot be taken a la carte. Credits will be provided for LNHA and CALA.

LeadingAge Maryland and LeadingAge DC are excited to offer this educational teleconference series designed specifically for affordable housing professionals!
When: The third Wednesday of every month from 9-9:15am
How do I join? Simply dial 310-372-7549, and enter conference code 505134
What is it? Short, practical learning sessions for service coordinators, property
managers, and other individuals who work with older adults in affordable housing
When is it? The third Wednesday of every month from 9-9:15am

Who is it for? Affordable Housing professionals, such as Service Coordinators and Property

Managing Expectations and
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9-9:15am

Bette McNee, The Graham

Building Collaborative

Relationships with home
Health Providers
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9-9:15am

Tina A. Poffenberger
Executive Director
St. John's Towers, Inc.
St. John's Commons Inc.

Death, Dying and

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9-9:15am

Mobile Mental Health
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9-9:15am

HUD Hot Topics Updates
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9-9:15am 

Lisa Tunick, JD, Reno

To register for this event and learn more head to: 





What is it? A 15 minute, clinically focused educational teleconference which explores a variety of clinical, regulatory, and operational issues and best practices associated with providing care, supports, and services for older adults. Each call will offer listeners actionable advice designed for hands-on clinical team members, healthcare leaders and clinicians.

When is it? Every other Tuesday from 10-10:15am EST

Who is it for? Clinical teams, including nurses, administrators, social workers, and others providing supports or services to older adults

To register or learn more head to: https://www.leadingagemaryland.org/page/TuesdayStandUp

Schedule of calls for remainder of 2019

Please note, some topics are intentionally listed as TBD, to allow for speakers to address timely topics and changes.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
ICD-10 Coding - The Basics Part 2
Matt Nash
Preferred Therapy

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Therapy Contracts and Under PDPM - Update
Irene Henrich
Flagship Rehabilitation

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
QAPI - What the last phase means and how to prepare for it
Sabrena McCarley, Director of Quality

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Accident Prevention
Raf Haciski
Johnson Kendall Johnson

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Safety During Resident Transfers
Raf Haciski
Johnson Kendall Johnson

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Employee Claims Analysis: What We Are Learning About Memory Care Settings
Ian Mitchell and Bette McNee
The Graham Company

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Care Transitions
Stacey Hodgman, DVP Clinical Integration and Care Navigation, Quality

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Assessing Cognitive Function and PDPM
Melissa Keiter
Gravity Healthcare Consulting

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

For more information, contact Amy Greenbaum, Association Services Coordinator at :
AGreenbaum@leadingagenj.org or call the LeadingAge New Jersey office at (609) 452-1161.  
For the third year, LeadingAge is excited to offer a student program at the 2019 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, October 27-30 in San Diego, for students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited colleges or universities (ages 18 and up). Our goal is to expose and connect students to opportunities in the field of aging services.The LeadingAge Annual Meeting is the largest meeting of aging services professionals in North America.

LeadingAge's 6,000-plus members and partners include nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and researchers. LeadingAge has developed a robust program that includes networking, leadership development, and career advice for one of the largest growing industries today. The student program begins the evening of Saturday, October 26 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The program will include the following:

*Student Program Kickoff Networking Reception
*Leadership Deep Dive and welcome lunch with LeadingAge members
*Leaders-in-Residence lunch with key aging services leaders in the field of aging services
*Student career chats featuring topics such as career paths, job search skills, credentialing, etc.
*Student Union - a place for students to gather and share what they learned
*Access to NextGen Networking Events
*Two keynotes
*Choice of over 150+ education sessions...and more!

Please encourage your students to "Save the Date" and consider our scholarship program. In
addition to the reduced registration fee for students, LeadingAge will offer partial and full
scholarships to attend the meeting. Full-time faculty who bring students will also be eligible to
register at our special student rate.

To learn more about the student program at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting, please contact:

LeadingAge Conference Services
1-866-898-2624 or meetings@leadingage.org.


Katie Smith Sloan

LeadingAge President and CEO
NSPIRE demonstration open registration just announced
HUD has just posted information on registering for the NSPIRE demonstration. LeadingAge will be reviewing to release an analysis shortly but wanted to make sure you had the announcement as soon as possible. 
Please send us your questions or copy us as you send questions as directed below to HUD.

--- NSPIRE Announcement--
As part of its continuing efforts to improve its physical inspection process, HUD is pleased to announce nationwide, open registration for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE) Demonstration. 
Public Housing Agencies (PHA) and Property Owners/Agents (POA) across the U.S. and its territories are welcome to register; however, HUD will begin the selection process with properties from Region III and will continue until a nationwide representative group is chosen. 
PHAs and POAs will receive acceptance or rejection notification separately from the confirmation that their application has been received.  Acceptance notifications will contain additional information such as terms and conditions of participation, and the process and implications of withdrawing from the Demonstration.  
PHAs and POAs are encouraged to register one or multiple properties for acceptance into the Demonstration but there is no requirement to submit all properties within a portfolio.  Submission of an application does not constitute acceptance into the program nor does it obligate the PHA or POA in any way.  Once accepted into the Demonstration, participants may voluntarily withdraw any or all properties at anytime.
More information and the link to register for the Demonstration can be found at the following URL:

For questions, please submit an email to:

The Assisted Living Resident Profile Survey Results for 2018

View the copy  of a report containing the results of the Assisted Living Resident Profile Survey (ALRPS) for the year 2018. 

This report contains information concerning assisted living residents and assisted living program participants in New Jersey. The report summarizes the results of the ALRPS which focused on the following domains: facility characteristic profile; in-house resident profile; respite residential profile and discharged resident profile. We believe you will find this information very useful in determining how your facility compares with the statewide average for each of these measures.

The Department of Health (Department) would like to thank staff members from the facilities for completeing and submitting the survey for 2018. The response rate for 2018 was 99.6%. In addition, the Department appreciates the collaborative effort between the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Heath Care Association of New Jersey and LeadingAge New Jersey in working with the facilities to complete the survey.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the survey, you may contact Mr. Gary Spiewak, Research Scientist II at (609) 376-7793. Thank you.
NJHA Announces Toolkit to Assist with Implementation of 
Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

In anticipation of the August 1 implementation date of New Jersey's Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) for the Terminally Ill Act, NJHA has developed an implementation toolkit designed to assist providers and consumers.  

T he toolkit can be found at:

The NJHA MAID toolkit will continue to be enhanced over the next several weeks. Current elements of the toolkit include: 
  1. A copy of the Act
  2. NJHA member memo on MAID's requirements
  3. A fillable PDF of the Request for Medication to End My Life in a Humane and Dignified Manner
  4. A fillable PDF of the Declaration of Witnesses form
  5. Journal of Palliative Medicine: Clinical Criteria for Physician Aid in Dying
  6. NIH Supplemental Data
  7. NJ Law Journal: Death with Dignity: The Basics of NJ's Medical Aid in Dying Law
  8. Compassion & Choices Brochure: Pharmacist2Pharmacist
  9. Compassion & Choices Brochure: Doc2Doc

Q&A: CMS Proposal to Reform RoPs

On July 16, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to reform the Requirements of Participation (RoPs). CMS-3347-P Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Efficiency and Transparency has left providers with many questions, which we address below:

Q: What is the proposed rule?

A: Aimed at reducing regulatory burden by eliminating or reforming obsolete or burdensome regulations, CMS has proposed a rule that would make changes to 12 sections of the Requirements of Participation (RoPs) for long-term care facilities.

Q: When will this rule be finalized?

A: The public comment period closes in September. At that time, CMS will review all comments and determine how to proceed. If significant changes will be made to the proposed rule, CMS may issue a second comment period. If there is no additional comment period, the process will continue toward finalization. This process could take months.

Q: How does this proposed rule impact the upcoming implementation of RoPs phase 3?

A: RoPs 3 will be implemented in November 2019. Generally, the proposed rule does not change that. However, for some parts of RoPs 3 specifically addressed in the proposed rule, implementation will be one year from the date that the rule is finalized.

Q: When will the RoPs Phase 3 interpretative guidance be issued?

A: CMS is still aiming to release guidance on the aspects of RoPs 3 that are not impacted by this proposed rule sometime this summer. They have not provided an exact date.

Q: Will there be guidance on the elements of RoPs 3 contained in the proposed rule?

A: When CMS releases the RoPs 3 guidance, they will indicate those sections impacted by the proposed rule, and guidance will not be provided for those requirements at that time. After the rule is finalized, CMS plans to release guidance on the additional elements impacted by the rule.

Q: Aside from phase 3, what other aspects of the RoPs does this rule impact?

A: This rule also proposes changes to residents' rights to be informed of physician, grievances, transfer and discharge notices, retention of daily staffing data, PRN orders for psychotropic medications, facility assessment requirements, and life safety code. A summary of changes is available on the LeadingAge website.

Q: Does this rule address anything beyond RoPs?

A: This rule also proposes changes to the informal dispute resolution (IDR) and independent informal dispute resolution (independent IDR) processes and the waiver of hearing for a reduction of civil money penalty (CMP) amounts.
Persichilli to begin work at DOH next week

Gov. Phil Murphy's pick to replace former state Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal, who stepped down last week, will begin work on an acting basis on July 29, the governor's office announced.

Judith Persichilli will serve as commissioner on an acting basis until she's approved by the Senate, which, as of today, had not scheduled a session to consider her appointment.

For the next week, Marcela Ospina Maziarz, who had been deputy commissioner for health systems under Elnahal, will serve as acting commissioner. Maziarz had been among the candidates Murphy considered prior to announcing his selection of Persichilli last month.
"Acting Commissioner Maziarz has done tremendous work in the Department. She will continue to serve New Jersey's residents well, both in this period of transition and in her capacity in ensuring that New Jersey's healthcare system is safe and effective," Elnahal said in a statement.
Elnahal started work today as the new president and CEO of University Hospital in Newark, where Persichilli had been serving as an interim chief executive since December.

Maziarz, a former staffer for the New Jersey Senate Majority Office, played a key role in developing some of the Murphy administration's policies for addressing racial disparities in health outcomes for infant and maternal patients. Those have included the health department's maternal data center, which tracks information on health complications, as well as the New Jersey Maternal Care Quality Collaborative.

"I am honored to continue the work the Administration has accomplished over the past 18 months, in particular, in improving maternal health and ensuring health equity for everyone. I look forward to addressing these and other health challenges as Acting Commissioner," Maziarz said.