LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.15.21

Members | January 15, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.15.21

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days. Next week, there will be no Monday morning email or live online updates on Monday and Wednesday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Biden Administration Releases New COVID Relief Plan

Last night, the incoming Administration released its “American Rescue Plan” for COVID relief. LeadingAge’s response included, in part: “Experience with this pandemic has taught us that the devil is in the details. We look forward to hearing the specifics of how the plan announced tonight will be implemented, but appreciate that it proposes investing real money into solutions. Only if these plans provide relief without creating new burdens, will the incoming Administration effectively protect lives.” Read the full statement and watch leadingage.org for a detailed analysis from our national policy team soon.

LeadingAge 2021 Leadership Summit is Cancelled, But Virtual Leadership Learning Continues

After careful consideration, LeadingAge has decided to cancel the 2021 Leadership Summit scheduled for April. The past year has been a tremendously difficult time for all of us individually and for our organizations. While we can’t yet meet in person, LeadingAge will continue to offer members educational and leadership opportunities to address the current realities in our field.

Over the next several months, we will offer a variety of virtual leadership events, beginning with the following:

2021 Policy Action Forum
Wednesday, January 27 at 2p.m. ET
This members-only forum offers you an inside view of how politics and the transition will influence how progress gets made in Washington. You’ll also hear from national LeadingAge leadership about the path for advocacy and policy in the year ahead.

CEO/ED Roundtable: Ethics and Equity in a Pandemic
Thursday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET
This highly interactive event will address the ethical impact of the coronavirus pandemic on aging services and society in general. Ethics expert Dr. Michael Gillette will help us explore equity issues, allocation challenges and the tension between individual autonomy and public health.

We’ll announce additional virtual events in the coming months! If you have any questions about the Summit cancellation, please contact Sharon Sullivan (ssullivan@leadingage.org).

Nationwide Tribute to Remember and Honor the Lives Lost to COVID-19

Join LeadingAge in a national moment of unity and remembrance for lives lost to COVID-19 on January 19, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. ET. Organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), communities around the country are participating by illuminating buildings, ringing church bells, holding a moment of silence, and lighting candles. Help us amplify the impact this past year has had on our communities by posting photos or videos of your tribute on social media using the hashtag #COVID19 at exactly 5:30 p.m. ET. Our goal is to reach beyond our field by sharing meaningful messages. Look for social media sample posts in the Tuesday newsletter.

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 on COVID-19 and beyond, including an Interview with Dr. Ruth Faden, Johns Hopkins University. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

LeadingAge Quarterly Housing Survey

Calling all housing providers! Our quick pulse-check to gather your insights on vaccines, COVID testing, HUD payments, and more is now available. Please take a moment to complete the survey by next Friday, January 22.

LeadingAge to Host HUD and CDC on Vaccine Panel

Join LeadingAge on Tuesday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m ET to hear from the CDC, HUD, and Section 202 providers about COVID-19 vaccine distribution clinics. The forum will feature remarks from the CDC and HUD, updates and insights from housing providers who have hosted vaccine clinics through the Pharmacy Partnership, and an audience Q&A. Register today.

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

There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Contact LeadingAge’s national team directly or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.