Our Affiliates

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.

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Keynote Speakers


Tuesday, June 13th 

Bill Zipp, President, Leadership Link, Inc.         


Bill Zipp LeadingAge


CLOSE THE DOOR – Becoming a Leader People Love and Never Want to Leave ~ There are two solutions for today’s workforce challenges: finding the right people, opening the front door, and keeping the right people, closing the back door. People don’t leave their job because of the company they work in but the manager they work for.
In this keynote address you’ll discover three secrets the best leaders use to build deep, long term loyalty. You’ll learn the one surprising practice most managers rarely follow that slams the back door shut, and you’ll experience the real emotional connection all employees are looking for at work.

   Wednesday, June 14th     

Jack York, President / Co-Founder, It’s Never 2 Late  




The Power of Purpose – It Started with a Goat!  ~  The Power of Purpose can be overwhelming to comprehend, but it doesn’t always have to be that grandiose!  The message of this session is to trust the instincts of running with the opportunities presented in front of you and recognize the difference one or two individuals can make in the lives of many.  It is also about the power of story-telling, people and purpose. We will talk about two distinct journeys, one in the US and one in Africa, that ultimately came together through a chance meeting in Australia at the IAHSA conference in 2015.  And that coming together has led to hundreds and hundreds of African elders living a better life.

We will begin with the story of Francis Njuakom from Cameroon. He will tell how 18 years ago, putting his life in jeopardy, he stood up against the forces of oppression in Cameroon.  Oppression that focused specifically on women and the elderly.  Willing to stand up against injustice ~ the organization he set up (CDVTA) has established hundreds of programs to benefit the elders and the women from his country.  The presentation will share the remarkable outcome that was achieved after the IAHSA conference  when a small donation of $500 turned into the “goat fund” Set up by Francis, that fund, almost whimsical in nature, opened my heart and sense of purpose to entrust more time and talent to this magical man from Cameroon and ultimately a US cross-country excursion with Francis, visiting multiple LeadingAge members (Front Porch,  Integrace, Western Home, etc), and raising money for a first- of-its-kind senior center in Cameroon.

You can make a difference. The start can be small, the dream does not need to be grandiose. You will walk away inspired, and ready to do something when you walk out the door, ready to find your own purpose.  We guarantee it.


 Thursday, June 15th      

Lori La Bey, Founder, Alzheimer’s Speaks     





THE POWER OF PURPOSE: Changing Your Life and Others
People ask me all the time, ”How do you know, really know if what you are doing is what you are truly here on this earth to do?” Today, I will l share my life changing story of how “Purpose” chose me. You will hear how looking back it all makes perfect sense and how my past made my future. I’ll explain the good, the bad and the ugly of living with purpose and how it feels. Find out how little steps are true leaps of faith forward and where it can take you if you believe.
Attendees will… Walk away feeling inspired and hopeful.
  • Learn to connect your own dots from the past to build your path to a future of purpose and a peacefulness within.
  • Discover how purpose can change what you value and how you value others and yourself.
  • Understand what living purposefully looks and feels like.
  • Prepare for others to treat you differently and how that can impact you.

Last updated:  February 22, 2017

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