LeadingAge Need to Know - 4.14.21

Members | April 14, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, April 14, 2021

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.

A Message From Katie

President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan describes LeadingAge’s recommendations for modernizing our system of service, care, and support.

This is the most important moment in a generation for aging services. Unlike so many issues our country faces, support for stronger aging services infrastructure enjoys very broad bipartisan support—often topping voters’ infrastructure wish lists.

Read Katie’s entire message on investing in the future of aging services infrastructure following a year focused on the pandemic.

$100 Early Registration Discount Ends Soon: Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit

We're looking forward to the 2021 Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit, happening virtually June 8-10. It's never been more important to build connections with collaborative care partners and stay on top of ongoing healthcare industry changes. Register by April 15 and save $100. Learn more here.

UMass Boston Releases Report on Elder Economic Insecurity

A new report illustrates the challenges older adults encounter when they can’t afford the local cost of living. The report shows a wide variation in the level of elder economic insecurity levels among older individuals and couples living in the country’s 100 largest MSAs. Read more about the report findings on the Gerontology Institute Blog.

New Mentor’s Voice Episode

The latest episode of The Mentor's Voice, our podcast for students and young professionals, features Melissa Andrews, president & CEO of LeadingAge Virginia, about leading an association that represents the whole continuum of aging services. Listen now and read about interviewer Molly Wylie’s lessons learned by interviewing leaders in the field of aging services for the podcast.

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.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

There is no online update today, but if you’re registered for Lobby Day, be sure to attend the prep meeting today. Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET, Ashley Kirzinger from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) will talk about the findings from the Washington Post-KFF survey of frontline healthcare workers. Register now to join us.

LeadingAge Quarterly Housing Survey

Calling all housing providers! Our quick pulse-check to gather your insights on vaccines, COVID testing, HUD payments, and more is now available. Please take a moment to complete the survey by Friday, April 23.

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.