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Who We Are

LeadingAge Kansas is an association of 160 not-for-profit and other mission-driven aging services providers dedicated to serving the needs of aging Kansans. We advance policies, promote practices and learning that empowers our members to help seniors live fully as they age. Our members serve nearly 25,000 seniors in Kansas each day.

LeadingAge Kansas is the umbrella agency that also houses our Workers' Compensation Pool, KING,  our Foundation, and our association-sponsored health plan called Employee Benefits, Inc. We are part owners of the Value First Group Purchasing program along with LeadingAge National and other state affiliates.  

We partner with LeadingAge National who represents our members from a national perspective on advocacy, research, information sharing and much more.

Our Mission

To assist members in providing outstanding services and supports to older Kansans in a place they call home, through advocacy, education and networking.   

Our Vision

LeadingAge Kansas will be the recognized leader, trusted voice and knowledge resource for aging services in Kansas.   

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Relationship
  • Integrity


LeadingAge Kansas represents 160 nonprofit and mission-driven long-term care providers in Kansas. While members are diverse in size, over half have less than 60 total beds/units and 24% are free-standing organizations providing nursing home care only. 40% of our members serve in communities with a population less than 2000, while 15% serve in communities greater than 50,000 and range from 20 beds/units to 850 respectively.

LeadingAge Kansas also has an Associate Membership program consisting of approximately 75 businesses and educational entities that specialize in selling products and services or educating long-term care providers. The associate membership program offers businesses various membership levels, sponsorship and expo opportunities. Members are also listed on the LeadingAge Kansas website.