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.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates

Join us today and tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. ET for our online policy updates. Today, Alycia Bayne, principal research scientist for the non-partisan and objective research organization NORC, will talk about what the CDC and NORC learned by surveying community-residing older adults and their caregivers. Tomorrow, Miles Lee, a life enrichment director at Forest Hills Senior Community in DC, will join us to discuss his role as a vaccine ambassador in his community, and his upcoming participation in the LeadingAge and Black Coalition Against COVID Town Hall tomorrow. Register now to join us.

Vaccine Town Hall for Staff TOMORROW 7:00 p.m. ET

LeadingAge, in partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID (BCAC), will host a national town hall to address concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine among workers in the aging services community. “Making It Plain: A Town Hall On COVID-19 and Vaccines For the Dedicated People Who Work in Aging Services” will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET. The virtual event, open to workers from all levels and backgrounds, will be broadcast by BlackDoctor.org through Facebook Live and YouTube. We hope your staff will join the conversation! Read the press release to learn more about the speakers.

Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness: Post-COVID Compliance

Join us April 8 for a webinar that will detail life safety and emergency preparedness challenges nursing home and hospice providers should plan for as they return to pre-pandemic operations. Learn more and register here.

QuickCasts Focusing on Good Governance

What are the roles and responsibilities of your board members—and how can your organization benefit from their collective experience and expertise? Jane Mack, President and CEO of Friends Services Alliance, offers answers in two QuickCasts devoted to good governance. First, review the principles of good board management, then learn how your board members can become more deeply engaged with your work. Free for LeadingAge members.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources

As we work toward increasing vaccination rates among our aging services providers, be sure to take advantage of the resources available from CDC, CMS, and HHS:

Visit the LeadingAge Vaccine Resources page for the latest updates, analysis and education, and resources, and check out our Vaccination Tips and Tools page for valuable educational resources.

Journal Focuses on Substance Use and Abuse Among Older Adults

The LTSS Center @UMASS Boston’s Verena Cimarolli offers a helpful guide to the research shared in the latest issue of Generations on substance abuse among older adults. Several of the articles in the issue have special relevance to LeadingAge members and the work the LTSS Center is doing. Read Verena’s overview of the articles that stood out to her.

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.​