Value First has arrived! LeadingAge Illinois is an owner of this exciting new business model for group purchasing designed by and for aging services professionals. This free benefit to our members allows access to nationally negotiated pricing for a wide array of goods and services.  Contact our Group Purchasing Advisor, Terry Romin to discussing your purchasing needs and have a complimentary cost study completed.

LeadingAge Illinois is one of 25 similar associations which, along with LeadingAge, have built value into Value First – both for our members and for your community. Value First draws from LeadingAge’s foundation in group purchasing and builds greater opportunities and options for LeadingAge members and affiliates.


Through this partnership we offer to our members:

  • Leverage by having created a collective buying pool of as many as 7,000+ aging services providers. 
  • Unprecedented national buying power through a partnership with national group purchasing specialist Vizient. Vizient is leading provider of supply chain management, supplies and centralized procurement. 
  • Broad customer service from LeadingAge Illinois, the Value First team and the LeadingAge Savings and Solutions Center. 
  • Access to more than 400 contracted vendors. 
  • Association strength by earning ownership benefits that help keep LeadingAge Illinois working for you.

    Value First’s portfolio of vendors is large. Here is just a sample:

  • Construction services 
  • Food distributors 
  • Medical supplies 
  • Facility operations 
  • Furniture 
  • Equipment 
  • Technology

  • There is no cost to enroll. Communities who are ready to join Value First or who have any questions can learn more by visiting the Value First web site at or contact our Group Purchasing AdvisorTerry Romin.