LeadingAge Georgia remains in the front of the public policy issues facing the spectrum of aging. As a member, you should expect the best in advocacy. We deliver on that promise by working extensively with legislators, legislative staff, developing relationships with like minded organizations, and engaging our members in grassroots contacts with legislators. The same can be seen nationally as you are represented and informed on key legislative developments in Congress.
Advocate for common goals with other LeadingAge Georgia and LeadingAge national members and increase the strength of your single voice and maximize your influence on the state and national level. You will receive timely legislative updates, member alerts and other special communications.
Connect with your colleagues locally by attending network meetings (Forums) for professional areas such as Activity Professionals, Service Coordinators, Maintenance, Marketing and Wellness staff. Forums for Assisted Living, HUD Housing, CCRC/CPC and Adult Day Services also meet. These meetings provide a vital link between member, association leadership and staff, and an opportunity for education, networking and fellowship. Guest speakers are featured on a regular basis and continuing education credits are offered.
Access individualized assistance from our team of experts. Benefit from advice from our staff and consultants and a wealth of national experts from staff at LeadingAge Georgia and LeadingAge national, as well as your colleagues.
The Georgia Institute on Aging, our education arm, offers training and educational opportunities that meet the diverse information needs of professionals in the aging services field while fostering an environment for networking and shared learning.
Participate in web-based, audio and in-person educational programs. Learn daily operational needs, future challenges and trends that allow you to accumulate CEU hours in an affordable member rate.
Members may participate in our Leadership Academy (leadership development program) in order to develop and maintain quality staff in our field. As a member, you also have the opportunity to serve on the professional development committee and/or the Institute Board of Directors and task groups to contribute to the direction of the Institute and its educational planning.
Benefit from Value First, a group purchasing organization owned by LeadingAge. LeadingAge Georgia and 24 state affiliates established to maximize your buying power through a partnership with Vizient negotiated contracts on goods and services designed to meet the specific buying needs of healthcare and senior housing providers. This is a voluntary member benefit with no obligation to purchase.
Value First professionals will help you analyze your organization’s purchasing and see if there are ways you can save money. You'll enjoy increased purchasing power through expanded choice, intelligent solutions and significant savings by a trusted partner.
LeadingAge Georgia members enjoy valuable membership through our national affiliate, LeadingAge. The LeadingAge community includes 5,400 not-for-profit organizations in the United States, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries. The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, as well as technology solutions, to seniors, children, and others with special needs.
Through our consumer arm, The Center for Positive Aging, we educate and inform consumer as well as connect them to our members, the key providers of senior living and care in Georgia.
Value First Inc. is member-driven solution to purchasing in the aging services field. It gives you access to local service and national pricing while supporting your state associations.
A jointly-owned venture among LeadingAge and 25 State Associations, you can enroll in this program with no commitment and no purchase obligation. And, with one more form, a letter of participation, you can access more savings.
The LeadingAge Savings and Solutions Center is a team of regionally focused LeadingAge staff dedicated to helping members save money, find solutions and streamline purchasing. The team can offer technical assistance on any of the LeadingAge Money Savings programs: Value First, Insurance or Shared Services.
Value First Inc. is a member-driven solution to purchasing in the aging services field. It gives you access to local service and national pricing while supporting your state associations.
A jointly-owned venture among LeadingAge and 25 State Associations, you can enroll in this program with no commitment and no purchase obligation.
Association Services administers the LeadingAge Insurance Programs that are available to the entire continuum of aging service providers at reduced minimum premiums and through service specific underwriting guidelines. The Choice Model allows providers and brokers to choose from two A-rated carriers, Chartis and CNA. Additional savings are offered through an online risk management program, The Aon Quality Institute, and there is a potential dividend payment.
LeadingAge administers a Shared Services Program that allows you to benefit from economies of scale not available on an individual basis. The partners offer LeadingAge members unemployment benefits assistance and satisfaction surveys.