LeadingAge Need to Know - 2.18.21

Members | February 18, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, 2.18.21

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

100 Days of Advocacy: Make Your Voice Heard

The success of LeadingAge’s grassroots advocacy efforts relies on thousands of advocates like you who call on their lawmakers to help make a difference in the lives of older adults. As a new Congress and administration get to work, your voice is more important than ever. The next 100 days will be critical for national advocacy. This week, LeadingAge announced our 2021 Policy Priorities to help identify some of those key issues. We invite you to familiarize yourself with these important topics, which you’ll be hearing more about as the Congressional agenda unfolds. Learn more about how you can support LeadingAge’s advocacy efforts. Thank you for your commitment to helping make America a better place to grow old.

Today's Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us at 3:30 p.m. ET today. Tricia Neuman, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the executive director of KFF’s Program on Medicare Policy, will discuss their most recent report on vaccination in the community and what we can do to improve vaccine confidence and uptake. Register now to join us.

Live Roundtable Event: Ethics and Equity in a Pandemic

Join a special virtual roundtable on February 25 that’s devoted to addressing the complex ethical challenges COVID-19 has brought to our field. Bioethicist Dr. Michael Gillette will lead the event, bringing decades of experience helping organizations navigate complex issues of equity, access, and autonomy. Participants will gain an understanding of the most complex ethical challenges posed by pandemic preparedness and response policies, procedures, and protocols. If you lead a care community, don’t miss this essential discussion. Register today.

New Mentor’s Voice Episode

LeadingAge’s newest podcast, The Mentor's Voice, provides students and young professionals an opportunity to candidly learn from leaders in the field of aging. Manny Ocasio, chief human resources and compliance officer at Asbury Communities, is featured in the latest episode. Follow the podcast on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. Subscribe 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 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.​​​​