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Steve Bahmer, President/CEO
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About LeadingAge Florida

Established in 1963 as a Florida not-for-profit corporation. LeadingAge Florida is committed to assisting members in achieving excellence as providers, businesses, and employers. To accomplish this goal, the Association provides up-to-date regulatory information, a wide variety of educational opportunities, representation before the legislature and government agencies, group purchasing services, and opportunities for networking with peers.

The Association is comprised of more than 250 mission-driven communities, representing more than 500 facilities and more than 140 business associates. More than 80,000 seniors live in LeadingAge Florida member communities. Thousands more are served through home health services, adult day care centers, and other community outreach programs offered by our members. LeadingAge Florida members are economic engines, providing an estimated 25,000 jobs statewide. They are sponsored primarily by community-based nonprofit civic, religious, fraternal, and other mission-driven organizations.

Our Brand Promise

Our Brand Promise is simple: Advocate.  Educate.  Serve.

Our Mission

"Expanding Possibilities for Aging"

Types of Membership

LeadingAge Florida member communities share a common bond of providing high quality care and services to the elderly.  Our members include:

  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) and Full Service Rental Retirement Communities
  • Retirement Housing and HUD Financed Housing for the Elderly
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Care / Assisted Living Facilities
  • Business Affiliates
  • 501(c)(3) Organizations 
  • Individuals
  • Residents and Residents Councils
  • Multi-facility Corporate Offices

To learn more about our membership benefits or to download membership applications please see our Join LeadingAge Florida page or contact Steve Bahmer at (850) 671-3700.

National Partner

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

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