LeadingAge Need to Know - 4.28.21

Members | April 28, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, April 28, 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 Our Board Chair

LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, encourages members to tell the real stories about life in their communities.

As we enter the post-COVID era, telling our stories is even more critical than ever before. There have been stories about elder care that were widely distributed during these past 14 months. Most of them have come from others, including media, and most of them have been detrimental to our organizations—damaging our reputations and shaking our convictions as to who we are and the work we do. LeadingAge has fought back for all of us. Now it is time for us to pick up the mantle and continue the fight. How? By telling our story.

Read the entire message from Carol on telling your stories and sharing them widely. Coming soon, LeadingAge will launch an online member story collection tool.

Mother’s Day Celebrations

This Mother’s Day, many of you, your staff, clients, and residents can enjoy in-person celebrations—whether on, before, or after May 9. To lift up the positive stories and share the joy of this special holiday, LeadingAge prepared a toolkit with ideas, sample text, public relations templates, and social media tools for your use. We would also like to share in your celebrations at the national level! Please send photos and videos of residents, clients, and staff embodying the #CareIsLove theme to communications@leadingage.org. And tag us on your social media posts, or post quotes that capture the joy in the day. (Coming next: a toolkit to observe Older Americans Month!)

2021 LeadingAge Annual Awards Call for Nominations

The LeadingAge Annual Awards honor individuals that embody excellence in nonprofit aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit national recognition. Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process.

This Week’s Coronavirus Policy Updates

On today’s update, Vicki Loucks of Redstone Presbyterian Seniorcare will talk about her experiences with Temporary Nurse Aides, and tomorrow Dr. Kara Jacobs-Slifka will talk about the new nursing home guidance we are expecting early next week. Register to join us.

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. ​​​​​​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.

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