Who We Are

Established in 1979, LeadingAge Oregon is the state association of not-for-profit, mission-directed organizations dedicated to providing quality housing, health, community and related services to the elderly and disabled. LeadingAge Oregon members set the standards for the field through service excellence and mission-driven objectives. LeadingAge Oregon member organizations embrace values that emphasize individual dignity, self-respect, personal independence and a supportive environment for the elders they serve.

Proprietary facilities and organizations that share our mission and values are welcome as Associate Provider members.

Our current membership profile includes:

  • Government subsidized senior housing
  • Market rate senior housing
  • Assisted living communities
  • Residential care communities
  • Community-based services (i.e., home care, adult day care)
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice Providers

Our members serve more than 16,000 older Oregonians with a commitment to meet their total needs: social, physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental.

LeadingAge Oregon is the Oregon state affiliate of LeadingAge, a national association of 5,500 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Non-profit providers who join LeadingAge Oregon also become members of LeadingAge.

Mission & Values

"Creating the future of aging services in Oregon.
Keeping people at the center through leadership, advocacy and education."

The mission of LeadingAge Oregon is to represent and promote the common interests of its membership through leadership, advocacy, education and other services in order to enhance members’ ability to serve their constituency.

LeadingAge Oregon promotes the not-for-profit philosophy and serves as a resource:

  • To members serving the whole person’s physical, social and spiritual dimensions;
  • For growth and development of residents, staff, families and the public;
  • For enhancing the lives of persons served by its members and empowering them, while recognizing the value and dignity of each individual and the diversity and complexity of their needs.


  • Excellence -- having internal and external empirical standards to ensure all services are provided with the highest level of quality.
  • Dignity and respect -- recognizing the intrinsic value of every human being.
  • Holistic -- addressing the physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs of persons being served.
  • Ethical -- holding ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards.
  • Stewardship -- prudently managing resources, being accountable in the management of those resources and working to assure that not only our organizations but the state are good stewards of our resources.
  • Access for all -- serving elders, the infirm and disabled of all races, creeds and income levels.
  • Willingness to be open to the creation of best practice in service and system development.
  • Respect for the values of the communities we serve and the citizens that created the not-for-profit organizations we manage.