LeadingAge Need to Know - 5.27.21

Members | May 27, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, May 27, 2021

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a wexek on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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 making an important decision for her community.

After much consideration, and in consultation with our medical staff, we are making COVID vaccination a condition of employment at the Jewish Home Family. We are taking this action in consultation with legal counsel. We are taking this action concerned about the possibility that we may lose some staff. But we are taking this action because we believe fully that this is the right thing, the only thing to do.

Read the entire message from Carol on making vaccinations a condition of employment at her community.

Tell Congress: Housing is Infrastructure

Congress is considering hundreds of billions for affordable housing as part of an infrastructure package. This package must include affordable housing for older adults. ACT NOW by contacting your U.S. Representative and Senators and urging them to invest in our affordable senior housing infrastructure.

Public Perceptions of Aging Services Survey

LeadingAge is hard at work developing an initiative to build awareness of our field and the incredible work your organizations do everyday. To ensure we get it right, we need to hear from you! Please complete this 5-minute survey by tomorrow!

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, LeadingAge member Lori Summers will discuss how her organization achieved high vaccination rates. Register now.

Stay in the Know: Follow us on Social Media!

LeadingAge's social media presence not only is a great way to stay up-to-date on aging services news, but also can be a resource for content you can use on your organization's social media. If you aren’t already, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram @LeadingAge.

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:

A complete timeline of insights and tools 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. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for issues facing members.