Provider Member Benefits

Experience the Value of Membership:
Be Inspired. Be Informed. Be Heard.

Advocacy and Public Policy

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.

Professional Development

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 on daily operational needs and future challenges and trends that allow you to accumulate CEU hours in a time-saving, 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.

Leadership and Networking

Connect with your colleagues locally by attending network meetings (Forums) for professionals areas such as Activity Professionals, Service Coordinators, Maintenance, Marketing and Wellness staff.  Forums for Assisted Living, HUD Housing, CCRCs 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.

Get involved by participating in various state and national committees, peer groups, the LeadingAge Georgia Board of Directors or LeadingAge Policy Congress and help shape the direction of the association while building relationships and networking with like minded individuals.

Share ideas with the country's leading providers right from your own workplace - from marketing and operations to clinical practice, LeadingAge Georgia provides this opportunity via Members Connect.

Savings and Solutions

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 MedAssets nationally 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.


Click here to view a Value First webinar.

Information and Resources

Newsletters, publications, electronic messages and other communications intended to keep you informed and making sound decisions based on the best and most current information available in Georgia and nationally. These communications keep members abreast of industry trends, community and association news, regulatory changes, legislative updates and action items, and much more. Members are able to customize communications through participation in list servs, broadcast emails, social networking, and newsletters with information specific to your community and your areas of interest.

Both the state and national websites offer current information, consumer marketing and members only sites with essential tools, resources and publications.

Take advantage of a Job Mart tailored to your niche talent pool: aging services professionals. And because it's a part of a large network of healthcare associations and professional organizations, your targeted exposure is limitless.

Consumer Connection

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. 

Assistance and Support

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.

Joint Membership in LeadingAge

LeadingAge Georgia members enjoy valuable membership through our national affiliate, LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA). 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.

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LeadingAge Georgia Accomplishments

Our national partner LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.