LeadingAge Need to Know: 1.10.22

Members | January 14, 2022

LeadingAge Need to Know: January 10, 2022

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and live online updates on Monday and Wednesday.


COVID Status: Member Check-In

LeadingAge is surveying its members from across all aging services settings to learn about the COVID-related issues you are presently facing and to determine how we can best support your needs. Thank you for answering these short questions. Deadline: TODAY, close of business.


COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

The LeadingAge Learning Hub has resources to navigate questions about coronavirus vaccines—including Navigating the Latest CMS Vaccine Mandate Guidance in which LeadingAge’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs reviews what the enforcement of vaccination mandate for CMS-certified settings means for LeadingAge nursing home members. In addition, this QuickCast provides a deeper understanding of what influences hesitancy and our latest resource helps dispel facts from common myths.


Today’s Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us each Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy updates. Today, Dr. Nimalie Stone of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will explain the most recent CDC guidance on isolation after a positive test, the updated recommendations for healthcare personnel and strategies for mitigating staffing shortages, the CDC’s work to promote boosters, and other issues. Register today.


Opening Doors to Aging Services Workshop: January 27, 2022

Mark your calendars for a 90-minute workshop on implementing the research-based communications strategies and messages behind Opening Doors to Aging Services. You’ll learn how to deploy the best tactics to introduce aging services to the public, strengthen your social media, website and media relations, and get access to an array of communications templates to support your work. Register for the live January webinar now! (And don't miss the prerequisite, free, QuickCast series on the initiative.)


The Latest Episode of The Mentor’s Voice

LeadingAge’s podcast, The Mentor's Voice, provides students and young professionals an opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of aging. In the latest episode, Zeta Smith, CEO of Sodexo Seniors North America, tells Beryl Bannerman, a Penn State MHA candidate, about her move to aging services from Starbucks. Subscribe and follow The Mentor’s Voice wherever you listen to podcasts.


New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge

LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance, and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers, including:



A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.


Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other

There are many ways to connect with colleagues to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for issues facing LeadingAge members. Contact your state association with questions about local and state issues, join the MyLeadingAge Member Community, and contact LeadingAge national staff.