LeadingAge cofounder Rev. Howard Washburn, 89, has died. A New Jersey native, Washburn was one of a small group of individuals who founded the American Association of Homes for the Aging (which became AAHSA, then LeadingAge) in 1961, in New York City.
You can call them assisted living's "idols." About a dozen employees of assisted living facilities auditioned and won spots to sing a song commissioned by the Assisted Living Federation of America.
Let's face it: Many of us work with pleasant enough people and settings in the long-term care field. But outright fun? It's often hard to find.
Win Marshall's three children installed him as the next chair of the board of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in an induction ceremony that struck a personal note at the annual conference Monday.