About Positive Aging Community

Fostering the right solutions & connections

for more than 32 years

About Positive Aging Community

The leading resource for senior housing, aging in place, and professional resources

We believe that the right solutions and connections can help people live more purposeful lives—no matter their age or ability. 

For more than 32 years, we have fostered a community that helps make aging choices easier and more accessible.

Founded to Help Others in 1990

Guide to Retirement Living which is currently published as the Positive Aging SourceBook was founded by Steve Gurney in 1990 to provide individuals, families, and professionals with the most comprehensive listing of every retirement community, assisted living, nursing and rehab center and home care option in the DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. The publication filled a huge void in the marketplace and with the encouragement of government agencies and regional non-profits quickly expanded to two more regional editions covering the State of Maryland, and the Delaware Valley Region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware).

Digital Pioneer in Senior Living

Launched in 1995, one of the first websites to feature a comprehensive and objective digital platform of senior living resources.  

Comprehensive and Complete
Positive Aging SourceBook  has always been committed to serving the readers by listing every senior housing option whether they are paid advertisers or not. We understand that readers need all of the available choices to make an informed decision.

Positive Aging SourceBook  understands the complex and emotional aspects to decision-making that our reader goes through. That’s why every issue features dozens of articles written by foremost experts on aging issues and real-life stories detailing solutions that have worked for others.

The Preferred Resource for Senior-Serving Professionals
Positive Aging SourceBook is an invaluable resource to thousands of professionals and organizations who work with seniors and their loved ones in the Mid-Atlantic. In addition, they organized and promoted hundreds of events for senior-serving professionals that offered networking and education opportunities to thousands and helped grow the community of providers.

Acquired by The Washington Post in 1998

Guide to Retirement Living joined a wholly-owned subsidiary and was published alongside New Homes Guide, Apartment Showcase, Washington Jobs, Spaces, and a variety of other comprehensive resource guides.

A New Exciting Chapter

In 2019, Steve Gurney had an opportunity to buy Positive Aging Sourcebook back from The Washington Post.  His team immediately rebranded to the Positive Aging Sourcebook and made many improvements to the design and content.

In 2020, when all of our lives were rocked by the pandemic, Positive Aging Sourcebook responded by creating a series of online gatherings for professionals.  Since then, the audience has expanded to include older adults and families in every discussion.  Over 30,000 individuals have attended these discussions which are held 2-3 weekly on a wide variety of topics.

These online discussions that include older adults, families, and providers making connections together led to the rebranding as the Positive Aging Community.  

Creative and Effective Marketing
Our commitment to be a comprehensive resource has delivered a 98% satisfaction in the providers that our readers choose. For 32 years we have been able to maintain our presence as a trusted resource and serve as a platform for organizations to market communities, products and services. Find information on marketing opportunities.

We Look Forward to Hearing From You
Positive Aging Community is constantly evolving and changing to meet the needs of individuals, families and professionals thank to our ongoing dialogue with our users. We encourage you to contact us with questions, comments and concerns so that we can better serve you. Contact us for more information.

About Steve Gurney

Steve Gurney founded Retirement Living SourceBook in 1990. Drawing from the experience of observing his family caring for Steve’s aging grandfather, he created a comprehensive publication to help others in the same situation. Over the next few years Steve expanded the publication to three regional editions, DC metro, State of Maryland, and the Philadelphia region. Steve has worked closely with nearly every regional and national organization on aging to help maximize their exposure and helping find solutions to their challenges.

In 1998, Mr. Gurney sold his company to The Washington Post where he served as General Manager of Sourcebook and the Senior Living Solutions Division. In 2019, Mr. Gurney aquired the resource back, and has re-branded as Positive Aging Sourcebook adding a new design, new content, distribution partners and other creative improvements.

In addition, Mr. Gurney founded ProAging Network meetings and leads the DC Senior Resource Group important resources for senior-serving professionals.

Mr. Gurney serves or has served on the board of directors for the Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors (GROWS), Alzheimer’s Association, Interages, Business and Aging Task Force, Virginia Intergenerational Task Force, and the Beacon Institute. Steve has served on countless committees and provided guidance to help organizations and businesses better serve the senior population.  Mr. Gurney has received awards and recognition from the Seabury Resources for Aging, Maryland Assisted Living Association, the Senior Marketing Institute and other notable organizations. Steve is a regular speaker at local, regional and national events and has been featured in regional and national publications, electronic and broadcast media.

Steve Gurney received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a Masters Degree from the Erickson School of Aging Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Mr. Gurney served as an adjunct professor at Erickson School of Aging Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), instructing in the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Steve is a competitive endurance athlete and certified level 2 Adaptive Snowboard Instructor with the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), a certified level 2 Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor with the American Canoe Association (ACA).  In the winter he instructs with Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports at Liberty Mountain Resort, and for over eight years he led operations and a team of instructors at Surf Reston Stand Up Paddleboarding, which he turned over to Reston Association.

Contact Steve Gurney at 703-966-6182 or steve@proaging.com

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