What
i
s LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire?

Mission

The mission of LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire is to Inspire our members to pursue innovation and the best life for older adults.

Strategic Plan

 

Click HERE to review LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire’s strategic priorities for 2017-2020.

History

Northern New England Association of Homes & Services for the Aging (NNEAHSA) was founded on May 18, 1984, at a meeting of representatives of 13 long-term care facilities from Maine and New Hampshire. In January, 1985, an affiliation agreement was signed with the American Association of Homes for the Aging (AAHA), which then became the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), and now LeadingAge.

Over the years, NNEAHSA, then Aging Services of Maine & New Hampshire, and now LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire, has grown steadily under the guidance of numerous dedicated volunteers and staff. The member organizations include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, independent living, federally-assisted and market-rate housing units, home- and community-based services, adult day, memory care, and Life Plan Communities (CRCCs).

Why Choose a Non-Profit?

Setting the Standard: The not-for-profit’s objective is to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care to those they serve. By continuing a tradition of mission-driven, consumer-centered management and competent, hands-on care, not-for-profits set the standard in the continuum of housing, care and services for the most vulnerable Americans.

Mission-Driven Values: Not-for-profit organizations manage their financial resources in accordance with their missions. Many of these housing and service providers were founded by faith-based and civic groups of rich tradition, and their long-standing values are reflected in their governance and management. They are not driven by daily pressures to increase their “bottom line” for owners, investors or shareholders. Quality, not earnings, is the barometer of a not-for-profit organization’s efforts.

Accountability: Not-for-profit organizations are accountable to voluntary boards of directors who donate their time and talent to ensure that ethical management, financial integrity and quality services are maintained. Not-for-profit finances are always open for public inspection; with such information readily available on the Internet, the information is literally at our fingertips. Not-for-profit providers' fidelity to their roots and missions requires that they fulfill their obligations of service to their surrounding communities. This is especially true today, when governments are scrutinizing the degree to which not-for-profits provide benefits to their communities.