The New York Chapter has over 350 individual and partner members. We’re an active group with regular meetings and events, many dedicated volunteers, and a commitment to furthering a profession created right here in New York.

NY ALCA Vison: Inspiring excellence and setting the highest standards in the practice of Aging Life Care

NY ALCA Mission: Promoting and leading the community of Aging Life Care Professionals in the New York Chapter through our unique knowledge base, continuing education, professional development, and highest ethical practices.

Chapter leadership

Meet our current board of directors and learn about our committees and units.


The New York Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) holds the honor of being ALCA’s first chapter.

Beginning in the early 1980s a group of social workers, psychologists, and nurses met regularly at the Manhattan home of Adele Elkind to discuss their work with elderly people in the private sector. Out of these meetings emerged their newly formed group – the Greater New York Network for Aging (GNYNA). (Read more about our chapter.)

This small group of women changed the industry; they decided that regimented “case management” provided through facilities wasn’t enough to help their clients. Prior to the early 1980s, the term “care management” was nonexistent. The group continued growing and changed its name to the Aging Life Care Association in 2015. ALCA is growing nationally, with over 2,000 members and nine chapters across the country.

Go back in time with this video, as one of ALCA’s founding members, Leonie Nowitz, remembers the association’s beginnings in New York (13:30): 

Member testimonials

Read what our chapter members have to say about the value of their membership. 

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