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Our Identity 


To lead not-for-profit members in their efforts to better serve seniors through collaboration in advocacy, networking, services and education.

To be the leading statewide association representing mission-driven providers of quality aging care & services.


Inspire. Serve. Advocate.

 Who & How We Serve

LeadingAge Texas (formerly the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging - TAHSA) was established in 1959 as a Texas not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to provide leadership, advocacy, and education for not-for-profit retirement housing and nursing home communities that serve the needs of Texas retirees.

As a trade association representing the full continuum of mission-driven, not-for-profit aging services providers, LeadingAge Texas is committed to assisting its members in providing the highest quality of services possible to the residents they serve. To accomplish its purpose, the association provides up-to-date information, education, representation, group services, and networking as well as prompt, efficient service to the professional staff of its member communities. The association is comprised of more than 350 members, including approximately 200 of Texas' finest retirement housing communities, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, and home and community based services providers. Over 30,000 older Texans reside in LeadingAge Texas-member communities. Thousands more are served through home health services, adult day care centers, and other community out-reach services. LeadingAge Texas members are sponsored primarily by community-based nonĀ­profit civic, religious, fraternal, and other quality groups and are mission-driven organizations.

LeadingAge Texas' national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, these two associations advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

Our History

In 1959 the association was formed as the Texas Association of Homes for the Aging. In 1995 "and Services" was added and the association become the Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (TAHSA). In September 2011, members voted on changing the name to LeadingAge Texas.