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 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 12-12:30PM 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, September 4, 2019
Angela Brown
CHRO, Cassie/Elim Care
Resident Concierge Representatives: A Creative Approach to Attracting new Talent to the Field
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


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 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
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 Ziegler 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!

Legislative Update

     TRENTON - On Monday, August 05, 2019 acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed five pieces of legislation furthering the Murphy-Oliver Administration's commitment to support more than 435,000 veterans who call New Jersey home.

     "Today, we are backing up our words with action by signing five important pieces of legislation for our service women and men," said Acting Governor Sheila Oliver, who serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. "From expanding veterans' property tax deductions to directing the provision of free legal services for veterans at risk of becoming homeless, these new laws put New Jersey on the right path for supporting those who have served our country."

     The following bills were signed into law:

S1331 (Gopal, Madden / Houghtaling, Downey, Danielsen) - Extends eligibility for veterans' property tax deduction to exemption to residents of continuing care retirement communities.


     "To serve our country is to commit your life to our national values, freedoms and safety, no matter the cost," said Senator Vin Gopal. "This courageous and selfless act deserves to be acknowledged at all levels of our society, whether that means cutting veterans a break on their property taxes or expanding their access to career opportunities. No action is too big or small when we are thanking those who have sacrificed so much for us."

     "The veterans' property tax deduction is an extension of our state's appreciation for our veterans," said Senator Fred Madden. "These folks, whether they own their home or not, risked their lives for this country and while $250 may not seem like a large sum, when someone is in a retirement community, often living on a fixed income, every dollar counts."

     "Our veterans have done so much for us, it is simply the least we can do to give them the same assistance we give to current homeowners," said Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling. "The goal of this law is to make a simple fix to offer all of our veterans the same benefit whether they own a home or live in a continuing care retirement community."

     "Many veterans are discharged and end up experiencing significant financial hardships," said Assemblywoman Joann Downey. "This law will help veterans and their families by giving them just a little extra assistance to live in communities that can give them the care they not only need but deserve."

     "Extending property tax deductions and exemptions for veterans living in continuing care retirement communities is absolutely the right thing to do," said Assemblyman Joe Danielsen. "Veterans have sacrificed for our country and we should thank them by helping them any way we can."

            TRENTON - On Friday, August 09, 2019 Governor Phil Murphy signed the following bills into law:
            A-312 (Pinkin, Conaway, Giblin, Holley, Danielsen, Mukherji, Wimberly/Vitale, Rice) - Requires certain health care facilities to provide information concerning palliative care and hospice care services.
            S-1109 (Ruiz/Munoz, Quijano) - Renames "Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act" as "Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act"; permits physician assistants to sign and modify POLST forms; requires continuing education concerning end-of-life care.