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The Educational Institute on Aging (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) subsidiary foundation of LeadingAge Texas. Established in 1984, EIA is dedicated to the promotion of a better understanding of aging and long-term care in Texas.


LeadingAge is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge advances policies, promotes practices, and conducts research that supports, enables, and empowers people to live fully as they age.

Value First, Inc.

Value First, Inc. is a group purchasing organization designed for aging services providers who seek expanded choice, intelligent solutions and significant savings. We offer collective buying power and contracts negotiated specifically for customers whose mission is better care and better outcomes for older adults. Value First is owned by LeadingAge Texas, LeadingAge, and 24 LeadingAge affiliates in collaboration with Provista.

Senior Communities Purchasing Connection (SCPC)

Senior Communities Purchasing Connection (SCPC) is a subsidiary of LeadingAge Texas formed to benefit the membership in cost-savings thru a collective buying power.


The mission of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) is to connect and support care and service providers worldwide to enhance quality of life for ageing. IAHSA represents the interests of its members and promotes the association’s goals through education, leadership, and research. IAHSA's members include representatives from ageing services industries, governments, ministries of health, voluntary organizations, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, academics, and architects that specialize in design for ageing.


The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is leading the charge to expedite the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that can improve the aging experience. CAST has become an international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, research universities, and government representatives.