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February 2020  

 2020 - Let's increase our vision! Collectively working together, we will make a difference for #allthingssenior this year!


Enjoy the newest way to gain valuable information and network with your peers!

The My LeadingAge Member Community connects LeadingAge members with each other to exchange knowledge, solve problems, and share resources. 

This weeks conversations included a summary resource on the current information on the Coronavirus and the most current comparables for salaries and benefits for Assisted Living positions. The full ALF report is available to LeadingAge members at a discounted rate.

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Several of you have asked about how various aspects of the census will work. Here is some information that may be helpful as you encourage the older adults in your communities to participate.

We receive hundreds of emails outlining trends and predictions for the coming year, but who has time to read them? Thanks to our friends at LeadingAge Maryland, we offer you the 2020 Trends Highlights with quick links if you want to dig deeper on certain topics. 

Assisted Living Advisory Group:
With close to one million assisted living residents nationwide, we are quickly reaching (or may have already reached) a tipping point in concerns about quality and safety.  Congressional attention is on the rise. ( and  The number of media exposes is increasing and state legislatures are responding. Because of this, LeadingAge has established a new Assisted Living Advisory Group, consisting of 13 members, each serving a two year term, to support and guide the development and implementation of a constructive, future-focused action plan to promote smart approaches to quality in assisted living and memory care. The first meeting will be this month and we will keep you informed on the progress. If you would like to be involved, contact Gwyn Earl. 

Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefit Toolkit Unveiled:
new toolkit from LeadingAge will help guide members through understanding how Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits work, assessing the activity in each member’s market, evaluating the opportunity and which plans to approach, and providing a template for making the case to Medicare Advantage plans about the benefits of the services you provide in terms the plans understand.

Looking Ahead: Hospice in 2020
Hospice News; December 19, 2019
The hospice space is evolving and providers will likely spend much of 2020 girding themselves for more change, including movement towards value-based payment models, accelerating industry consolidation, and possible changes to reimbursement, among others. The article includes comments from LeadingAge's Mollie Gurian, director, hospice, palliative and home health policy for LeadingAge national.

The LeadingAge’s Public Policy Priorities for 2020 are now live! Follow the link to find out what we are doing on matters that are important to you.

Join us for our 2020 Day on the Hill! We will have a welcome from, and picture with, Gov. Lee, a hearing dedicated to long term care issues, and lots of opportunities to connect with your legislators on our key issues. Register here for our 2020 Day on the Hill to receive additional information.


Know Your Legislature
Bill by Subject

Bill filling deadline is February 5th.

Our February Webinar: 


Save time and money by registering NOW for all 7 of our professional development opportunities this year listed below! You will receive additional information, to include agenda and log in information, closer to each event.

All are convenient webinars with unlimited number of attendees for each line and NAB CEU’s for all attendees! You also have the opportunity to join us by webinar or in person for the 5/19 Positive Approach Dementia Care Event in Memphis.Our goal is to educate, inform and inspire those that are meeting the complex challenges in LTC.


 Our 2020 Conference will be one of our best yet! We'll begin 'sneak peaks' in our March Newsletter!

Click here to reserve your spot in our vendor showcase. We will have a new floor plan this year and space is limited.

Have you submitted your request to speak at LATN2020? Deadline is 3/16!

You are invited to submit presentation ideas for LATN Annual Conference and Professional Development Events. The LATN Education Committee will review all proposals on the following criteria:

  • Topic addresses a critical and timely issue in aging services
  • Presentation allows attendees to have takeaways and tools that provide immediate and practical applicability
  • Expert educators with presentations that are clear, focused, well-organized, and designed to be interactive.
  • Subject matters covering all needs and levels of care in aging services

Click here for this years RFP!

There is still time to register for LeadingAge 2020 Leadership Summit and Hill Visits in DC!

Not signed up for Value First? Contact Terri Romin at [email protected] to find out how much money you can save in 2020!

Click here to become a LATN Business Partner!

 Special THANKS to our Platinum and Gold Partners! 

Value First
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Our Business Partners have all the tools you need!

We're connected!
Email [email protected] and she will be happy to connect you with the right people who offer real solutions to your needs.


Gwyn E. Earl
Executive Director
LeadingAge Tennessee

 Meet Your Board 

Terry Thompkins
Chair, Executive Director, Ascension Living Alexian Village

Katlyn Clifton
Chair Elect, 
Executive Director, Christian Towers and Manor, Gallatin

Kirkland A. Mason 
Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, Stones River Manor, Inc.

David Glascoe
Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee 
Chief Executive Officer, Mary Queen of Angels

Kirkland A. Mason
Immediate Past Chair, Chair, Governance/Nominating Committee Chief Executive Officer, Stones River Manor, Inc. 

Van Cluck
M.B.A. C.A.S.P., President, Total Healthcare Systems
Chair, Advocacy Committee

Herschel Murner
Executive Director, Uplands Retirement Village, Inc.,
Advocacy Committee

Allison Griffith
VP and COO, Blakeford, Green Hills, 
Advocacy Committee

Nellie Ward-Cole
Management Consultant
Finance Committee 

Julie Repking
Administrator, Trezevant Terrace
Chair, Education Committee

Kayse Martin
Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee
Education Committee
Governance Committee

Chris Mohrman
President, Markentum
Education Committee 

Michael Brent
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Legal Counsel 

Gwyn E. Earl, Executive Director | [email protected] | 865-748-4932