LeadingAge Need to Know - 5.18.21

Members | May 18, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, May 18, 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.

Nominate Someone Today!

The LeadingAge Annual Awards honor individuals that embody excellence in mission-focused aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit national recognition. Nominations are currently being accepted in three categories: Award of Honor, RWJF Award for Health Equity presented by LeadingAge, and Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in LTSS Nursing. The deadline to submit your nomination is June 18, 2021. Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process. Questions? Please contact Amanda Marr.

Building Communities of Strength Campaign

Join us throughout May as we mark Older Americans Month (OAM) and advocate for support of the aging services care infrastructure. Each May, the Administration for Community Living recognizes OAM to acknowledge the contribution of older adults. This year, the observance’s theme "Communities of Strength," is especially relevant as the country debates the value of supporting our national care infrastructure. We’re at a critical time for our country to renew and revitalize how we support older Americans and their families as millions of us live longer. Join us all month and check out our toolkit of materials and ideas on how to participate.

Elder Care Providers & COVID-19: Cross-Cultural Perspectives Report

This Global Ageing Network report is a summary of interviews with providers and others in a dozen countries who have shared their COVID experiences up to the end of 2020. Learn from providers around the globe about how the pandemic has impacted their communities.

Fostering Emotional Wellbeing Among Team Members

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is a great opportunity to think about how your organization can help foster emotional wellbeing among all its members. Need help getting started? Watch this 19-minute QuickCast to hear from Kelly O’Shea Carney, who explains the importance of a comprehensive systems approach to this important work. Looking for something more in-depth? LeadinAge is offering a shared learning series focused on emotional wellbeing that launches this summer.

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, including ​​Providers Await HHS Action, While Provider Relief Fund Deadlines Loom And Losses Mount. 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.