News & Updates
We are committed to keeping you up to date with news, updates and information that will help you and your organization thrive.  
September is Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging | September 2018

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.  Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Health Aging Magazine and creator of Healthy Aging Month, says this month provides inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 45 +, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial well-being. 

Click here to read the full Healthy Aging article.
National Assisted Living Week
September 9 - 15, 2018

Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding communities to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America's seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The annual observance encourages assisted living communities around the country to offer a variety of events and activities to celebrate the individuals they serve.

'Capture the Moment' is this year's theme which hopes to inspire residents to realize their dreams and seize the day.  Simultaneously, the theme also supports reflection, as residents may look back on pivotal moments in their lives.  

Attention Activity Directors!  
Share and post your ideas and events on our Facebook page!
New Jersey Expands Medicaid Coverage for End-of-Life Planning

NJ SPOTLIGHT | September 4, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents could benefit from healthcare that better aligns with their final wishes - and help curb growing medical costs over time.  Leaders at the New Jersey Department of Human Services announced last week that intend to extend Medicaid's coverage for advanced care planning.  

Click here to read the full NJ Spotlight article. 
From CCRC to maternity

McKnight's Senior Living | September 5, 2018

LeadingAge New Jersey member  Springpoint Senior Living  was featured in  McKnight's Senior Living  yesterday.  Springpoint Senior Living 's volunteers helped load a truck with hospital beds and other pieces of durable medical equipment that will be donated to Itando Mission of Hope and Health Care Centre in Kenya.

Click here to read the full McKnight article. 
The LeadingAge New Jersey Career Corner

Looking to post a job opening online without having to deal with the hassle of a contract commitment or talking to an external recruiter?
To succeed in serving our growing senior population, employers and providers must attract, recruit, retain and develop a quality workforce.
LeadingAge New Jersey Career Corner is a service that features employers and job postings in the aging services industry. Let our Career Corner help you expand your exposure by advertising open opportunities and broadcasting your postings to a wider job seeker audience.
Pricing will vary for members and non-members.

Member Non-member
Position Available $75 $125

Job Posting Enhancements
  • Feature your job posting on LeadingAge New Jersey website and get prominent visibility to job seekers.
  • Broadcast your job posting in LeadingAge New Jersey's bi-weekly e-Newsletter.
  • Reach active and passive job seekers via social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Guidelines for Submitting Job Openings
  • Position Available listings should include a brief description of the facility or organization, position or title, basic prerequisites, availability date, name, address and telephone number of the person to be contacted. You may also wish to include fax and email. 
  • Ads should be 250 words or less (no abbreviations).
  • Positions Available ads will run for 60 days from the date posted online.
  • Payment, if applicable, is required before ad will appear on the website, Facebook and Twitter.
  • LeadingAge New Jersey reserves the right to reject any advertisement it deems inappropriate.
For more information, contact Amy Greenbaum, Association Services Coordinator at or call 609-452-1161.  
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 our  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

LeadingAge's 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
Are you attending the 2018 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO in Philadelphia?
Join us on Monday, October 29!
Family Assistance Planning & Preparedness for a 
Mass Fatality/Mass Casualty Incident

September 27, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker:   Matthew Ziemkiewicz, First Deputy Coordinator, Bergen County Emergency Management

Description:   A touching family tragedy is shared by the speaker which resulted in making him instrumental in working with agencies to prevent the chaos, confusion, misinformation, the inadequate response or regulations he suffered through at that time.  The importance of having a well-developed plan and why it is so important to exercise it, will be emphasized.  

  • Identify roles and responsibilities before disaster and the importance of utilizing Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Have a well-developed plan and ops in place
  • Practice/exercise the plan for operational awareness
  • Pre-identification of the roles and responsibilities

Please note: Continuing Education credit is available for attendance, provided you register individually on both the link and on NJLMN  . 

If you have any questions, please contact Meena Rathee 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.  
S-2902 Greenstein (D-14)
Provides tax credits for performing certain repairs on primary residences of senior citizens or persons with disabilities. 

S-2909 Singer (R-30); Diegnan (D-18)
Establishes commission to study impact of certain Medicaid reimbursement rate change on nursing homes. 

S-2900 Kean (R-21)
Establishes "Commission on Statewide Affordable Housing Obligations" to determine Statewide need for low and moderate income housing. 

A-4397 Mosquera (D-4); Moriarty (D-4); Lopez (D-19)
Requires landlord to provide written explanation for rent increase on tenant of senior citizen housing project.