About Positive Aging Sourcebook

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


 Founded to Help Others

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.

Serving the Mid-Atlantic Like No One Else
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).

Positive Aging SourceBook  is a fixture in the communities we serve. Because we maintain regional offices, our staff meets regularly with local leaders in aging services, we maintain a presence at all senior expos and health fairs, and members of our team speak and lecture to thousands of consumers every year.

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. Our ProAging website serves connects thousands of senior-serving professionals with career and job opportunities, events, and the ProAging News Network newsletter. 

Creative and Effective Marketing
Our commitment to be a comprehensive resource has delivered a 98% satisfaction in the providers that our readers choose. For nearly 30 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 SourceBook  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 serves 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 certified level 2 Adaptive Snowboard Instructor with the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) and 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 in the summer he leads a team of instructors with Surf Reston Stand Up Paddleboarding.

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

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