LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.4.20

Members | December 04, 2020

LeadingAge Need to Know - 12.4.20

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

LeadingAge Coronavirus Congressional Briefing

Yesterday, LeadingAge held a congressional briefing attended by a variety of U.S. House and Senate staffers. We offered a look inside how aging services are using innovation, dedication and grit to keep people safe during the pandemic, with stories from Amber Taoko from St Paul Elder Services, Scott LaRue from ArchCare, Mary Lynn Spalding from Christian Care Communities, and Dorothy Davis from Visiting Nurse Health System. Watch the recording and read our latest press release.

Learn From Peers with the Pandemic Playbook

We are beginning what experts say will be the worst phase of the pandemic. The Pandemic Playbook is an interactive collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing. The Playbook will help ensure that aging services providers can prepare for and mitigate the impact of a pandemic in the future—and can help you apply the learning from this year. Visit the Playbook now at playbook.leadingage.org.

Annual Meeting Virtual Experience is Now On-Demand

Thanks to all of you who attended the 2020 Annual Meeting Virtual Experience! Attendees will have access to the virtual platform and on-demand content through April 30, 2021. If you were not able to join us for the live event, you can register for on-demand access at a discounted rate and take a look at video highlights from the event.

Monday's Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us Monday, December 7 at 3:30 p.m. ET to hear from Dr. Ruth Link-Gelles, Epidemiologist in the CDC Viral Vaccine Preventable Disease Branch. She is helping to lead the CDC Pharmacy Partnership program and will provide the latest updates on the program and how the first stages of vaccine distribution will begin. Educating the public about the vaccine is also critical. Karyne Jones, CEO of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, will join us to discuss the newly launched Vaccine Education and Equity Project and its efforts to ensure that the public is ready and willing to take the COVID-19 when it is available. Register now to join us.

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. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 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 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.