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Message from George: A Time for Gratitude

Thursday, December 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julianna Ems
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As we near the end of 2018, the holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on things we are grateful for. We’ve had another busy year at LeadingAge Texas in a number of areas including advocacy, professional development, networking, and shared learning. Our members continue to do tremendous things for their residents, many of which have been shared and celebrated within the membership on The Connection and on social media.

I urge all of you to reflect on this past year and savor the special moments and relationships you hold most dear. Make sure those individuals (particularly those who don’t regularly get recognition), know how grateful you are for their service and commitment to our field.

Many challenges lie ahead in 2019 inc­luding a major change in Medicare payment, changing consumer demands, workforce shortages, regulatory issues – you know the list. But we also know that we can deal with these challenges better together than we can individually. I encourage you to continue taking advantage of the resources, comradery, and support our association provides. We’ve got some outstanding programs already on the calendar including the Leadership Conference in February, our 60th Annual Conference in May, and an array of webinars coming up almost every month. Plus, network meetings around the state will kick off in March.

To the LeadingAge Texas and EIA Board members, my staff and I thank you for your dedication in making sure that member needs are addressed through our programs and educational offerings. To the many members who serve on committees, task forces, peer groups, are involved in advocacy and involved in other ways, we are grateful for your involvement.

To all the other members, our sincere appreciation for your support of LeadingAge Texas and the pride you hold for the work you do in your communities.

Lastly, I would like to thank the LeadingAge Texas staff who continue to do a remarkable job in making those programs, products and services come to life and helping you deal with the many issues you face daily.

On behalf of our board, our volunteers, and our staff we hope this holiday season is an exceptionally good and safe one and that the New Year brings you much health, happiness, and prosperity.


George Linial, CAE, CASP
President & CEO, LeadingAge Texas