LeadingAge California advances opportunities to create the next generation of leaders at all levels of housing, care and services for older adults, and provide progressive, accessible education to meet 21st century demands.

Education & Events

LeadingAge California is a leader in providing training, education, and networking opportunities for the aging industry. It offers an array of educational topics in a variety of modalities. From in-person  and live webinars, to on-demand training, LeadingAge California accommodates almost all types of learners with a majority of the education sessions offered with continuing education credits. Learn more continuing education information page.

BOLD Annual Conference & Expo

LeadingAge California’s Annual Conference was designed to meet the needs of the full continuum of senior living and care providers – including affordable housing, life plan communities, assisted living, skilled nursing, home and community-based care, and hospice. Each year the conference attracts nearly 1,000 providers and business partners. The conference consists of three days of learning and networking. Learn more 2024 BOLD Annual Meeting & Exposition.

EMERGE Leadership Development Program

LeadingAge California developed a leadership program designed to support and shape tomorrow’s leaders. Since 2010, EMERGE has been a catalyst for individuals seeking to transform their leadership skills to successfully lead highly engaged and innovative organizations. EMERGE is a year-long program available to any LeadingAge California Member, irrespective of position or work experience. It is far more important for candidates to demonstrate potential within their organizations and the field of older adult services than it is for them to carry specific job titles.  Learn more EMERGE Leadership Development Program.

RISE Policy Summit

LeadingAge California is the champion for creating policy change in Sacramento to better serve older Californians. Known as the representative of the full continuum of care, housing and services, LeadingAge California works every day to increase the visibility of important issues, improve the regulatory climate, and mold legislative proposals to advance the senior living and care environment. The RISE Policy Summit allows attendees to champion the issues and be part of the movement for change. Learn more RISE Policy Summit.

Senior Housing Now

For the last decade, LeadingAge California has organized an Annual Affordable Senior Housing Resident Advocacy Day (renamed Senior Housing Now) that gives residents of affordable senior housing an opportunity to travel to the Capitol and share their stories with state legislators about how affordable housing has impacted their lives. The event has grown significantly over the years and become very popular for our members and the seniors they serve throughout California. Learn more Senior Housing Now event.

Senior Health Policy Forum

Together, On Lok and the Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI), the Bay Area PACE organizations have convened the Bay Area Senior Health Policy Forum. This biennial event brings together aging advocates, providers, policymakers, seniors and other stakeholders to inform policy and support the creation of a healthy environment for aging in the Bay Area. The seventh Bay Area Senior Health Policy Forum is expected to take place in December 2021. Learn more Senior Health Policy Forum event.


LeadingAge California offers timely educational topics live via Zoom to meet your learning needs. See our upcoming webinars.