Meet Us

LeadingAge Illinois is one of the largest and most respected associations of providers serving older adults in Illinois. Committed to advancing excellence, we advocate for quality services, promote innovative practices, and foster collaboration. We serve the full spectrum of providers including home and community based services (HCBS), senior housing, life plan communities (LPC)/continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), assisted living, supportive living, and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers. 

Our Mission

Our Partners


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 best practices and conduct research that supports, enables, and empowers people to live fully as they age. 

We’re also the state affiliate of Argentum, the leading national trade association serving companies that own, operate, and support professionally managed senior living communities in the United States. We partner with Argentum to influence public policy by advocating for informed choice, quality care, and accessibility for all Americans seeking assistance with senior living. 

LeadingAge Illinois enjoys an exceptionally effective, member driven governance structure, which is comprised of a corporate board, committees, cabinets and a variety of member task forces.

Our Cabinets

Cabinets represent each LeadingAge Illinois member type and set program and public policy goals, provide support and guidance to meet these goals – achieving results in their specialty areas. LeadingAge Illinois’ five industry cabinets represent the following member types:

  • Assisted Living Cabinet
  • LPC (Life Plan Community)/CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) Cabinet
  • Home and Community Based Services Cabinet
  • Housing Cabinet
  • Nursing Facilities Cabinet

Cabinets represent each LeadingAge Illinois member type and help set program and public policy goals. Cabinet members provide leadership, support and guidance to meet these goals – achieving results in their specialty areas. As part of a cabinet, you will have the opportunity to lead, influence the future of aging services in Illinois, network with colleagues in similar roles and as a Cabinet member, your participation provides pathways for future leadership opportunities.

If you’re interested in applying for the next 2021 open Cabinets nomination period, please complete the application and submit to the email as noted on the application. Cabinets nomination periods will open throughout the 2021 year. Once submitted, your application will be held for the next open Cabinet period.

LeadingAge Illinois Cabinet Application (pdf) 

A Cabinet appointment (term) is for three years. An individual may serve two (2) consecutive terms. More information about the Cabinet Structure is included in the Cabinet Roles and Responsibilities Overview document (linked below).

LeadingAge Illinois  Cabinet Roles and Responsibilities Overview  (pdf)

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors serve in their leadership roles demonstrating commitment to LeadingAge Illinois and its mission by participating in the planning, development and support of LeadingAge Illinois member programs, services and benefits that have been designed to help all LeadingAge Illinois members remain viable and effective within the community at large.