LeadingAge Need to Know - 4.7.21

Members | April 07, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, April 7, 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, offers this message to members about re-grounding as we move forward.

Over the course of the last year, there have been many times when we, as elder services providers, really did not feel grounded. There were times that we weren’t even sure that there was ground beneath us. All that we thought we knew was called into question, including our ability to keep people safe, the knowledge we needed folks to heal, the answers we so desperately sought, not to mention the availability of both tools and resources.

Read the entire message from Carol on remembering our strength and resilience.

This Week’s Coronavirus Policy Updates
Join us today and tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online coronavirus policy updates. Today, LeadingAge member Mark Beggs will talk about how his team opened up their dining room and other activities with minimal social distancing. On Thursday, Stuart Butler from the Brookings Institute will talk about what the future of long-term care could look like after the pandemic. Register today to join us.

Careers in Aging Week: April 18-24
Save the date for Careers in Aging Week! While COVID-19 may have slowed the movement of people into the LTSS field, nothing can stop us from sharing the joy and meaning in our jobs. For the third year, LeadingAge will partner with the Gerontological Society of America, AHCA/NCAL, Argentum, and the Erickson School of Aging Services at UMBC, to sponsor Careers in Aging Week. The focus will be increasing awareness of careers in aging on social media. Learn more about how you can participate in Careers in Aging Week.

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.

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