LeadingAge New York Adviser Adviser LeadingAge NewYork Spring 2019 final - Page 4

Greetings Making Connections The word connections can mean a link between ideas, coherence/continuity, relationship common interests (political, social, professional or commercial) and a set of persons associated together. Innovation, collaboration, efficiencies, new models, quality improvement and financial success come from connecting ideas and information with people, and people with other people. Helping members make these types of connections is a central goal for staff as they produce the programming and events associated with the LeadingAge New York Annual Conference and Exposition. Education sessions providing the latest information and data, combined with expert speakers and member-driven panels, set the stage not only for a learning environment, but one that fosters creative synergy. But the connections don’t stop with the valuable educational offerings. The Annual Exposition provides connections to many products and services that can help you meet your business goals. Shop for products, make connections with businesses providing resources key to your success, learn a little more at the Coffee and Conversation session and grab a cup of coffee or bite to eat with your peers. The popular Annual Golf Tournament and two networking receptions are backdrops for making new connections and catching up with longtime friends. A new session, held over the past few years, is the Town Hall meeting, designed by LeadingAge to collect information to help drive public policy and advocacy efforts at the national level. This meeting is THE place to hear what is going well, what is not and how to strategically connect with colleagues to advance business goals. The LeadingAge New York Annual Meeting is the place to connect with fellow members in the context of association business, elect new leadership and act on important association business on behalf of the membership. Also important are the celebrations that happen as part of the Annual Conference and Exposition. The Annual Awards Luncheon connects us to people and organizations who are doing great things within member organizations and the field. The IGNITE Leadership Academy graduation celebrates the achievement of our future leaders. As they graduate, our job is to help them make the connections they need to have as they take on increasing responsibility for the care, services and housing for New York’s seniors and others. This issue of Adviser, produced each summer, recaps the ideas, information and other valuable tools that happened at the conference and exposition. But it’s much better to be there in person. Don’t miss the 2020 Annual Conference and Exposition being held May 11-13 at the Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs. Finally, thank you to the sponsors, exhibitors and Business Attendees who help support the conference and exposition. For specific information about the stories in this issue or to discuss future Adviser ideas, contact Kristen Myers at kmyers@leadingageny.org. James W. Clyne Jr. President and CEO 3 Adviser a publication of LeadingAge New York | Spring 2019