Welcome to LeadingAge Virginia

LeadingAge Virginia (formerly VANHA) is a statewide organization of not-for-profit retirement housing communities, assisted living, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, life plan communities, and adult day care service providers. Facilities are sponsored by a variety of religious, fraternal, public, and private organizations dedicated to providing quality care and services to Virginia's seniors.


*** LeadingAge Virginia Welcomes New President & CEO ***

Melissa Andrews, LeadingAge Virginia President & CEO
LeadingAge Virginia is pleased to welcome our new President & CEO, Melissa Andrews. Prior to joining LeadingAge Virginia, Melissa served as vice president of member relations and board development at the national LeadingAge office in Washington, DC.
In her 14-year tenure at LeadingAge, Melissa worked closely with state partners, corporate sponsors, and members to further both their and LeadingAge's missions. Through her board development role, she has focused on helping organizations think and plan strategically to support their mission and achieve their ultimate vision.
As Melissa said to our members this week, "As we begin this new chapter for LeadingAge Virginia, I see a blank canvas framed in collegiality, shared mission, and not-for-profit values. On it, we can paint anything we want. It will require many colors, many techniques, and probably take many iterations. But I know that together, we can create a beautiful masterpiece."


*** 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO ***

Registration is now open for the national LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO to be held October 30 - November 2, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.

Click here for more information and to register


*** 2016 LeadingAge Virginia Conference and Trade Show Spotlight ***

"Be the Difference" was the theme for the 2016 LeadingAge Virginia Annual Conference and Trade Show, held in Williamsburg, VA in May.  From developing resident-centered policies to delivering the best possible quality of care, from creating innovative solutions to operational and clinical challenges to developing and implementing a strategic vision for delivering care in the future, from extending a smile to brighten someone’s day to thanking a team member for a job well done, we’re presented with countless opportunities each day to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  This year's Opening General Session began with a short documentary film illustrating how and why we truly do make a difference.

*** 2016 LeadingAge Virginia Art Show Winners Announced ***

This year's Art Show featured 272 entries created by 128 Resident Artists from 15 LeadingAge Virginia member communities from across Virginia.  LeadingAge Virginia thanks our judges and Virginia Arts Festival for their support of this popular annual event.

LeadingAge Virginia members can view the ribbon-winning entries here.


Upcoming Programs and Events (Save the Dates)

Life Safety Code Seminar: Updates, Trends, and Deficiencies (Save the Date)
Featuring: Representatives from the State Fire Marshal's Office
Ron Reynolds, Interim State Fire Marshal, and
Steven Sites, Senior Deputy Fire Marshal

September 29, 2016
Westminster Canterbury Richmond

MDS Bootcamp (Save the Date)
Presenter: Cil Bullard, Virginia RAI Coordinator, Office of Licensure and Certification, Virginia Department of Health
October 13-14, 2016
Bridgewater Retirement Community | Harrisonburg 

View the calendar for all scheduled LeadingAge Virginia events.

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2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show


June 7-9, 2017
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, VA

Advocacy Update

Moving forward you'll find late-breaking legislative and regulatory updates here and under the Advocacy tab above.