Katie Smith Sloan to be Honored at 15th Annual Leadership in Aging Celebration
Katie Smith Sloan used to walk by Seabury at Friendship Terrace every day when she lived in the neighborhood. Now, she is much more familiar with Seabury’s work throughout the region. Smith Sloan is the President and CEO
of LeadingAge, of which Seabury is one of over 5,000 members, and Executive Director of The Global Ageing Network.
“One of our priorities at LeadingAge”, Smith Sloan says, “is affordable housing, which I know Seabury is very
committed to.” There is a great need for affordable senior housing in the region and LeadingAge is advocating for federal funding to improve and expand our nation’s supply.
Smith Sloan mentioned someone who had been on a waiting list for 15 years to get into an apartment they could
afford. “They were living in their car in a parking lot”, she recalls. “That’s just wrong and is a solvable problem.” Between Seabury’s three communities, we offer a home for 346 older adults.
Homelessness, food insecurity, and social isolation are overwhelming issues, but they are not insurmountable. We can tackle these challenges together.
When Seabury became a LeadingAge member, Smith Sloan learned about the entirety of our mission and how we deliver on that mission. “I really realized what an impact that you are having. You are out in the community, in people’s homes, touching their lives in different ways.”
Smith Sloan is honored to be a part of the 15th annual Leadership in Aging Celebration. “Seabury is one of those jewels in a community that makes the region a better place to grow old. Being recognized by an organization that I so admire is very humbling.”
Join us on September 23 from 6 - 7 p.m. for a virtual celebration where we will mix mocktails and cocktails and connect with friends and colleagues. Visit seaburyresources.org/lia to purchase your ticket.