LeadingAge Need to Know - 5.4.21

Members | May 04, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, May 4, 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.

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 soon: a toolkit to observe Older Americans Month!)

Improving Communication with Older LGBTQ+ Adults

Did you know that how you and your colleagues talk and listen to LGBTQ+ adults can have a measurable difference in the care they receive? Learn more in this 10-minute QuickCast, available for free to LeadingAge members.

Tomorrow’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. ET, Vish Viswanath, a health communications expert from Harvard University, will discuss how to get past the moveable middle of vaccine acceptance and reach those harder to convince staff and residents. 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, including:

​​​​​A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Last Call to Access LeadingAge 2020 Annual Meeting Content

We’ve extended availability of on-demand content from LeadingAge’s 2020 Annual Meeting Virtual Experience through May 10. It’s your last opportunity to watch any sessions you might’ve missed, or register to access the full slate of content.

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.