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, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy update. Today, as Congress nears the finish line on the next COVID-19 relief bill, we will provide the latest updates on what this means for LeadingAge members. On Wednesday, Dr. George Mensah from the National Institutes of Health will talk about some of the root causes of vaccine hesitancy and how we can get to the “moveable middle” with residents and staff. On Thursday, Dr. David Wong will discuss a new coalition looking to expand the staff and use of monoclonal antibody treatments for providers. Register now to join us.

Are You Doing All You Can to Prevent the Spread of COVID in Your Community?

Aging services providers need to keep buildings safe because caring for people is our top priority. LeadingAge can help. Don’t miss our new webinar, MEP Building Systems: Mitigating Infectious Disease Transmission, on this Wednesday, March 10. We’ll share the latest technologies and review how they can be used to improve new and existing buildings. Learn more and register here. Participants will receive CE credits.

Highlights From the LeadingAge Town Hall On COVID-19 Vaccines

Last Thursday, LeadingAge, in partnership with the Black Coalition Against COVID-19 and Blackdoctor.org, hosted an informative and engaging town hall to tackle difficult issues surrounding vaccinations for coronavirus. Some highlights from the town hall include:

  • Whitehouse COVID-19 Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Cameron Webb and Dr. Amanda Cohn discuss the current status of the pandemic and vaccines (around the 11 minute mark).
  • Direct care staff from LeadingAge members provide their insights on why the vaccine is so important and how they worked with their fellow staff members to build confidence. Miles Lee, a life enrichment coordinator from Forest Hills Senior Living in DC, said “I believe we have the tools to help solve this issue; we should use them.” (around the 1 hour mark)

This town hall is another great tool that answers the tough questions surrounding the available vaccines and gives real guidance and education for front line care workers in aging services. Watch the recording.

New Survey: Seniors Housing

Since 1992, the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) has conducted the State of Seniors Housing Survey. LeadingAge partners with ASHA to distribute this survey to eligible respondents. LeadingAge staff, state partners, and members find the final survey report very useful for advocacy, marketing, and ongoing operations. Every participating organization will receive a copy of the report. Please consider helping us by taking the survey today! The deadline is March 22. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Survey on Trauma-Informed Care

The Center on Aging and Trauma of The Jewish Federations of North America’s Holocaust Survivor Initiative is inviting LeadingAge members to participate in a national survey on Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed (PCTI) Care. The Center is collecting information about the capacity of organizations that work with older adults and family caregivers to provide PCTI. This anonymous survey will take around 15 minutes. Questions? Contact Marsha Greenfield.

Global Ageing Network Webinar

The Global Ageing Network and the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) are hosting a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of professional care workers and strategies to address these needs on March 11 at 8:00 a.m. ET. While this is a free program, we do ask that you register to receive the program link.

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.

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.​