The work of the Aging Life Care Professional™/geriatric care manager is rewarding; however, it can be stressful and cause one to feel isolated at times, especially in a small or solo practice. Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) Chapters offer opportunities to connect with professional colleagues, providing a venue in which everyone “speaks the same language,” regardless of individual professional disciplines.

Your ALCA Membership includes the valuable benefit of membership in one of our nine regional chapters. Chapters offer excellent opportunities to meet with colleagues on a local or regional basis. In addition to sharing and learning from one another, chapters provide a variety of opportunities for educational and professional growth.

Chapter Conferences

Florida:The Art of Aging: Creating a Masterpiece of Life Care on January 19-20, 2017.MORE INFO

Midwest:Traditions ~ Transitions ~ Working Together  on October 7-8, 2016. MORE INFO

New England:Reach for the Future  on November 6-7, 2016. MORE INFO

New Jersey:The conference will be held at Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ on September 22, 2016.

South Central:Aging Well: Meeting the Challenge  on November 3-5, 2016.MORE INFO

Southeast:Champions of Change  on November 4-6, 2016.MORE INFO

Western Region:Resources and Inspiration for the Care Manager  on October 20-22, 2016.MORE INFO

Chapter Offerings

Each Chapter is committed to offering services that provide members with the following opportunities:

  • Communication
  • Education and Networking
  • New Member Support
  • Peer Supervision
  • Professional Development and Leadership

Each Chapter may define services differently and may offer the following:

Opportunity Services that may be offered
Communication E-Newsletter
Print Newsletter
and Networking
Scheduled Programs
Chapter Conferences
Chapter Meetings
Chapter Listserv
Units: Units provide a local/regional forum to network,
provide education, and promote local projects.
New Member
New Member Welcome
Orientation Packets
Phone Support
Peer Supervision Case Conferencing
Connection to existing peer groups
Informal Teleconferences
and Leadership
Opportunities to participate on boards and committees

To learn more about our ALCA Regional Chapters, please visit each chapter’s website.

Contact a Chapter

Current members – get active within your chapter! Contact a Chapter President to learn how you can be a part of Chapter programs, conferences, local units, or peer case conferencing!

Florida Chapter
(Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)
Florida Chapter Website
Stephanie Swerdlow, LCSW, CMC
Elder Options, Inc.
(954) 981-2341

Mid-Atlantic Chapter
(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
Mid-Atlantic Chapter Website
Susan “Susy” Murphy, BA, CMC
Debra Levy Eldercare Associates
(301) 593-5285

Midwest Chapter
(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario)
Midwest Chapter Website
Debra Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC
Debra D. Feldman & Associates, LTD
(847) 913-1700

New England Chapter
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec)
New England Chapter Website

Susan “Sue” Lewin, BA, MSW, LICSW, CMC (Co-President)
Generations, All About Elders
(617) 739-1639

New Jersey
(New Jersey)
New Jersey Chapter Website
Stacy Joyce, BSN, RN, CCM, CMC
Carative, LLC
(973) 746-0867

New York Chapter
(New York)
Theodora Spelbrink, MA, CMC
Heaven Can Wait, LLC
(917) 319-5583

South Central Chapter
(Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)
South Central Chapter Website
Angela Thomas, MSN, RN, CMC
Caring with Grace, LLC
(214) 789-6402

Southeast Chapter
(Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Southeast Chapter Website
Amy Natt, MS, CSA, CMC
Aging Outreach Services
(910) 692-0683

Western Region Chapter
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Colombia)
Western Region Chapter Website
Carolyn Michaelis, BSN, MPA, RN, CMC
Parent Care Management Services
(909) 864-2085