LeadingAge Florida, Florida’s only association representing the entire continuum of care for older adults, announced that it is expanding into Alabama.
“For two years, the LeadingAge Florida Board of Trustees has carefully considered ways in which our association can support the incredible work of an even greater number of high-quality senior living providers,” said Steve Bahmer, LeadingAge Florida President & CEO.
“In a time of such rapid change in our field, it has never been more important for communities to have the support they need, resources they can rely on, and information, education, and networks to help best prepare them for the future. This is mission amplification, and we are enormously proud that LeadingAge Florida is positioned to pursue that mission in Alabama and excited to welcome our neighbors to the north into the LeadingAge Florida family.”
The merger includes a new structure in which members of the LeadingAge Alabama association will now be members of LeadingAge Florida and will benefit from the association’s 60 years of expertise and resources.
As part of the merger, LeadingAge Florida welcomes nearly 50 new senior living buildings that are home to almost 4,000 seniors.
LeadingAge Florida said that it and LeadingAge Alabama will continue operating under both names to preserve brand recognition and continue local advocacy and other efforts in their respective states.
“On behalf of the LeadingAge Florida Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome our colleagues from Alabama and extend to them our resources and support as we work together to provide the best possible services and care for Alabama’s growing senior population,” said Bruce Jones, CEO of LCPS Management and LeadingAge Florida Board Chair. “I’m immensely proud and excited about the ways this merger positions us to serve a greater number of seniors.”