LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.22.20

Members | December 22, 2020

LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.22.20

We are sharing the very latest with members. We will be taking a hiatus for the holidays from daily emails starting Thursday, December 24, but you can join live online updates next week. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

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:

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Webinar Today at 1 p.m. ET: CVS on Vaccines

LeadingAge and experts from CVS/Omnicare will discuss the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program for COVID-19 Vaccinations today at 1 p.m. ET. This special meeting is a chance for LeadingAge members to get answers to your questions. CVS will explain how they are managing the vaccination process and provide the latest resources for providers to help educate staff and residents. Register now to join today’s webinar. (And register in advance for a similar discussion with Walgreens on Tuesday, December 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET.)

Fighting Ageism at Home

We all carry our own ageist biases–even those of us who work in aging services–so tackling our own ageism is an important step on the journey toward a more age-friendly culture. This holiday season, you can use LeadingAge’s NEW Dialogue Guide for Friends and Family to prompt meaningful discussions about age and ageism. Whether you gather virtually or in-person at a physical distance, the holidays offer a unique opportunity to consider how to disrupt ageism in daily life. Make it fun, add in delicious food, and share some meaningful dialogue!

Wednesday’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Dr. Ali H. Mokdad from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington—one of the trusted sources for COVID-19 data—will be our guest on Wednesday’s policy update. We’ll also share the latest from the Hill and on COVID vaccines. If you haven’t yet, register here.

Access On-Demand Annual Meeting Virtual Experience Content

If you were not able to join us for the live Annual Meeting Virtual Experience, you can register for on-demand access at a discounted rate. Take advantage of this virtual program that's optimized for your busy schedule, and explore strategies that will help you—and your team—find the courage and empathy needed for the work ahead. Attendees will have access to the virtual platform and on-demand content through April 30, 2021.

AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

The AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is recruiting nursing homes from across the country to participate in a virtual community of practice for improving COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control. To learn more, visit the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. If you have any questions, contact Janine Finck-Boyle.

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.