Upcoming Events

To all of those who participated in the LeadingAge New Jersey 2019 Golf Classic.
Your participation helps us stay dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey through advocacy, education and fellowship.
Congratulations to first place winners:

Jeff Daitz, Anthony DeFede, Jackie Voronov, and Mark Mazzola

Men's Longest Drive: Pete Moody
Women's Longest Drive: Gina Simeone
Men's Closest to the pin:  Ken Ogden
Women's Closest to the pin:  Donna Anderson 
A VERY special thank you to Frank Messina and  AllRisk
who won the first drawing for the 50/50 raffle and donated it back to LeadingAge New Jersey!
The generously donated door prizes won by:
Odalis Wade - Cooler donated by Hawks and Company
Bill Philips - round of golf for 4 from Cherry Valley Country Club
We hope to see you at future LeadingAge New Jersey events!


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.

Download information pamphlet for course schedule and additional information 

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

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, 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


LeadingAge national has partnered with LeadingAge Maryland to offer a new, convenient way for members to explore practical ideas and solutions related to building engaged, healthy workforces within their organizations. A variety of topics, ideas, practices, and solutions will be discussed.

All calls are held 12-12:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month. Space is limited to the first 250 callers. To join, use the following call in information: 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 


You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: 
+1 (224) 501-3412  
Access Code: 839-421-413 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Depending on your device, dial: 

839421413 @ or #839421413 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Jalene Carpenter
Director of Customer Success, NRC Health
Huddles: How they can help drive engagement
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Rob McMonagle
VP Talent Dev & Acquist, Human Resources, Asbury
Understanding and Using your HR Data
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Amy Alarcon
Training Specialty Director, Christian Living Communities
Student Debt Reduction Benefit: Making it Work

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

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 for past recordings head to: 







 Education and Events
LeadingAge New Jersey Events

For more information, or to have a position at your company/organization posted on the LeadingAge New Jersey Career Corner, c all 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
We invite you to join LeadingAge in San Diego, California on October 26th at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, along with other representatives of religious-sponsored, senior housing, continuing care, and community services experts for a day of education, reflection, networking, and thought-provoking discussion.
Learn insight into the latest research, new models of care and case studies, and how they affect your ministry, as well as other creative and innovative strategies, expanding collaborations, and shifting service models to help sustain your ministry.
This year's highlights include:
*  Navigating Disruption  - It's All About Timing
*  Hot Topics in Catholic Senior Care: Insights from CEOs
*  Creative Partnerships to Ensure Success
*  Single-Site Catholic Providers Who Are Growing 8: Thriving
This year's Catholic Leaders' Symposium 1M will take place just prior to the opening of the
2019 LeadingAge AnnualMeeting and Expo at the San Diego Convention Center.

For more information and to access a copy of the preliminary agenda, visit Catholic Leader's Symposium online.

You can also email Lisa McCracken at lmccracken@ziegler.com or call 312·705·7253.
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego this Fall!

The LeadingAge Online Member Community: Transforming the Way Members Connect and Collaborate
Next month, LeadingAge will launch the Online Member Community to transform the way members engage with one another. The Online Member Community makes it easier and faster to join conversations, seek answers, browse resources, locate trending topics, and manage email notifications. The personalized experience empowers you and your organization to leverage the expertise of and network with colleagues representing more than 6,000 aging services providers.
A series of communications will be shared to transition LeadingAge members from the listservs to the new Online Member Community. Please watch your inbox for future correspondences.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Linda M. Couch  
Vice President, Housing Policy
Leading Age  
P 202.508.9416 

Congress is Back: Urge Strong HUD Funding

Tell Congress Funding for Senior Housing is Critical
The Issue:

In the coming weeks, Congress will focus on finishing the fiscal year 2020 HUD appropriations bill. The Senate is expected to take up its HUD funding bill for the first time the week of September 16. The House will have to rewrite its spending bills because they exceed newly agreed-upon spending caps. Congress must hear our priorities!

Your representative and senators need to hear from you:
  • We need significant expansion of funding for new homes under HUD's Section 202 program.
  • We need to expand the number of Section 202 communities with Service Coordinators.
  • We need adequate and timely funding to renew all subsidies from Project Rental Assistance Contracts and Project-Based Rental Assistance.
  • Any Continuing Resolution must include protections to ensure Section 202 communities' funding is uninterrupted.
Send a message to your elected officials in Congress and urge them to expand and preserve affordable housing for older adults. Your voice will make a difference as we work with Congress to finish the job on funding for these vital programs.
How you can help:

DHS receives $1M grant to improve reporting of elder abuse
By Katherine Landergan , POLITICO New Jersey


The state Department of Human Services announced today that it has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to improve reporting and tracking of elder abuse.

The grant is spread out over three years, at $350,000 per year, according to the department. The money will go toward the creation of a statewide database for DHS' Adult Protective Services provider network, which includes health care professionals, law enforcement officers and other officials who are required by law to report suspected cases of vulnerable adult abuse.

"As our population ages, we have an obligation to help ensure that older New Jerseyans are safe and well cared for in our communities," Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson said in a statement. "Building a standardized way to identify, track and assess outcomes for elder abuse, neglect and exploitation is key to achieving that goal. We are pleased New Jersey has secured these federal resources to advance our efforts to protect our older residents."