LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.26.21

Members | January 26, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.26.21

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

Following are the latest news and resources.

A Message From Our Board Chair

LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members about hope in 2021.

This is our moment to be proud of how hard we have worked, how much we have sacrificed, how well—despite all odds—we have succeeded. This is our moment to put our elders and staff first and say firmly that they’ve earned the right to be protected, that this most vulnerable population and the people who care for them are not just worthy, but deserving, of this opportunity for protection, for safety.

Read the entire message from Carol on the future and renewed hope.

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s National LeadingAge 2021 Policy Action Forum

Don’t miss this chance for an insider's view of what all the change in Washington, DC means for aging services. Register now for LeadingAge’s 2021 Policy Action Forum tomorrow, January 27 at 2 p.m. ET. Special guest and health policy expert Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi will share her perspective on what the transitions of power happening in Washington this month mean for our field. And LeadingAge’s national leadership will talk about the path for advocacy and policy in the year ahead. This is a members-only opportunity to ask questions of Dr Enekwechi, national Board Chair Carol Silver Elliott, President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan and SVP of Policy Ruth Katz. Register now to join the members-only event. (Note that there is no Online Coronavirus Update, so all members can attend the Forum.)

Vaccination Tips and Tools

LeadingAge is helping members with educating staff and older adults about the COVID-19 vaccines. We’re sharing important educational resources and hosting special LeadingAge webinars with pharmacy partners CVS and Walgreens. We’ll also connect members with experts on vaccine education on weekly member online updates. Check out our Vaccination Tips and Tools, including a new Vaccination Clinic Tips and Tools for Housing Providers.

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.

Reaching Out to Displaced Workers

Now’s the time to reach out again to displaced workers! Restaurants and hotel staff have been on irregular schedules for nearly a year, and may be seeking longer term opportunities in older communities. There are a lot of similarities in the fields. Click here for an email template you can use to reach out to your state restaurant or hotel association, or to the restaurants and hotels in your community. And don’t forget, the Aging Services Career Center is still free. Post your open jobs 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.