LeadingAge Need to Know - 5.5.21

Members | May 05, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, May 5, 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 Katie on the 2021 Annual Meeting

LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on our 2021 Annual Meeting.

Later this year, LeadingAge is convening our membership in Atlanta, in a state currently at the center of the voting restriction issue. As is required for an event as large as ours, the location and venue were selected years in advance. But we cannot overlook the current situation as we prepare for our time in Georgia.

Voting is a fundamental right that doesn’t expire with age. We oppose actions or efforts to restrict that right. Regardless of race, economic status, political affiliation, ability, or age, we all should be able to make our voices heard as part of the democratic process.

LeadingAge will work with colleagues and other stakeholders to identify opportunities to enhance our national efforts to support voter rights for the older adults we serve and those who work in our member organizations...

Read Katie’s entire message on how LeadingAge members will convene in Atlanta this fall.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Today 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 Senator Murray Elevates LeadingAge Workforce Policy Priority. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Post Your Open Jobs on the Aging Services Career Center

Have you posted your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center? We are partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Add your openings today! Learn more about how to post your jobs for FREE now.

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.