LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting & EXPO
Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino:
June 11 - June 13, 2019

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Sponsorship Opportunities

LeadingAge New Jersey's Annual Meeting and EXPO is the premier event for mission driven providers of high quality health care, housing and services for seniors. Our members come to our annual meeting to find life changing products & services for their residents and clients and we connect you face to face with senior level leaders who purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars of goods and services annually.

For more details, view the 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities file:  Sponsorship Opportunities 2019

For more information on the event view the:  
2019 Exhibitor Prospectus

News & Updates
LeadingAge Affiliates with 
Visiting Nurses Association of America and ElevatingHOME

LeadingAge took an exciting and strategic step last week in entering into an affiliation agreement with Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) and ElevatingHOME. From our initial conversations several months ago, it was clear that we had much in common with these two organizations (EH is the parent of VNAA). Mission, deep roots in the community, a drive towards quality, a commitment to our staff clients and residents and constant attention to what's on the horizon. 

The affiliation will be final following a VNAA/EH member vote as required by their bylaws, which will happen later this year. With the ink dry on the affiliation, these two organizations and their members will be part of LeadingAge. During this transition, we are welcoming VNAA/EH members into LeadingAge, treating them as members and encouraging their engagement. 
Fraternal Statement from Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province on the Closing of Holy Name Friary in Ringwood N.J.

Holy Name Friary, the skilled nursing care facility owned and operated by Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, will be closing. The process of relocating the Ringwood facility's residents to other skilled nursing homes, and helping place its employees in jobs and other locations, is already underway. 

An exact date of closure has yet to be determined. The Province said that all services at the 29-bed facility would  cease by the end of this spring. Holy Name Friary has been serving elder and infirm Franciscan friars since 1990 on the 7.5 acre property located at 2 Morris Road in Rindwood. 

HNP has retained in a consulting capacity Trinity Health, one of the largest, multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the country, to assist in designing and implementing an exit plan that involves placing the 23 senior and infirm Franciscan Friars- who are currently receiving elder and health care at the Ringwood facility - in private nursing homes in the New Jersey- New York region.

As part of the plan, Trinity Health will also sponsor a job fair and work closely with employees to make every effort in identifying employment opportunities and helping to place them in positions at other skilled nursing care facilities.

The decision to close the Ringwood facility is the culmination of an 18-month study by a task force assembled by the Provincial Minister to evaluate HNP's existing services and all possible future options for the care of elder and infirm friars. The Province voted on and approved the new skilled nursing and health care model at the 2018 Chapter...

For more on the closing of Holy Name Friary in Ringwood, N.J. please visit Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province online 

A rundown of LeadingAge's affordable housing priorities, an update on where things stand on the Hill and at HUD, and details about the May 8 Senior Housing NOW rally.

Monday, April 1, 2-3 p.m. ET
With the shutdown behind us, we're looking forward to new opportunities in Congress.
  • Hear about LeadingAge's bold affordable housing policy priorities and how they fit in with what Congress is currently up to.
  • Explore some quick ways to advocate for our shared goals on Capitol Hill.
  • Get an update on the upcoming rally in Washington, DC for Senior Housing NOW.
Bring your policy questions, too - we will answer them on the spot!

HICPs Five Threats Weekly Series

With the recent release of the Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients (HICP) and its supporting materials, the healthcare community has a new resource to help strengthen the industrys cybersecurity posture and ability to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from cyber threats. The HICPs Five Threats Weekly Series is brought to you by the CSA 405(d) Task Group to help members of the health care industry better understand the most serious threats to cybersecurity.
These presentations give end users the opportunity to dive deeper into the five threats individually, along with their corresponding mitigation practices. Each presentation will be co-led by federal representatives and 405(d) industry Task Group members.
Please follow the link enclosed below for course dates and times.

GOCCNJ's Interprofessional Summit on Advance Care Planning

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM - 8:45 PM 

JFK Conference Center 70 James St. Edison, New Jersey 08820 USA
This summit is designed to bridge the gap in knowledge of supportive, palliative and hospice care by providing an overview of the care options and a discussion of the barriers to and benefits of advance care planning with the goal of improving end-of-life care for NJ residents. Central to this discussion is an emphasis on the importance of talking to patients about their diagnosis, prognosis and goals of care and clearly presenting appropriate treatment options that align with those goals. The summit will focus on building essential skills, promoting best practices, and providing vital tools and resources needed to improve advance care planning and end-of-life care.

Credit: Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH), JFK Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

For more information please email Marianne Mohary at marianne.mohary@hackensackmeridian.org  

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Assistant Director of Nursing Services
  • Vice President of Sales and Marketing
  • Executive Director/Housing Manager
  • Executive Director (CEO) Opportunities
  • Retirement Sales Counselor
For more information, contact  A my Greenbau m, Association Services Coordinator  at 
AGreenbaum@leadingagenj.org or call the LeadingAge New Jersey office at (609) 452-1161.  
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.  
Policy Update

From LeadingAge Nationals in Washington D.C.

March 15, 2019


President Trump presented his fiscal 2020 budget proposals to Congress on March 11. LeadingAge has a number of concerns about the proposed budget across all federal aging services programs.

Fortunately, the President's budget proposal is just the first step in the budget and spending process for the fiscal year that will begin on October 1, 2019. It is now up to congress to determine spending levels for federal programs and whether any policy changes will be made. LeadingAge will work with policymakers to ensure that aging services providers have the resources to meet the needs of people as they age.

In the regulatory arena, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other agencies have issued a number of new rules and other directives. Members of Congress are concerned about the quality of federal and state nursing home oversight, as indicated by the March 6 Senate Finance Committee hearing on abuse and neglect in nursing homes....

Read more in the full  Policy Update

LANJ Staff + Members visited NJ's Congressional delegation on March 20, advocating for congress to take proactive steps in helping to solve our workforce issues + affordable housing shortages.

 Thank you to the offices of Senator Cory Booker, Senator Bob Menendez, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Rep. Frank Pallone, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., Rep. Mikie Sherrill, and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman for taking the time to meet with LeadingAge New Jersey and for helping us advance quality aging services through advocacy.