LeadingAge Need to Know - 6.30.21

Members | June 30, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and live online updates on Monday and Wednesday.

Following are the latest news and resources.

A Message From Katie
LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on how older consumers are changing and the need for the field of aging services to change right along with them.

Our technology mandate moving forward boils down to three words: quality of life. If done well, technology can change our care settings, our organizations, and our business processes.

Read Katie’s entire message on what the pandemic taught us about technology.

NEW Resources: Public Opinion Poll: U.S. Attitudes About Investing in Aging Services for Older Adults
We all know that American families face a crisis as millions are growing older without access to much-needed affordable care and support. To help bolster the case for greater public investment in aging services, LeadingAge commissioned a national survey that finds overwhelming backing for government investments to support older adults. Significant majorities of Americans across political party affiliations and geographic areas want action now—as the Biden Administration and Congress negotiate infrastructure and care economy proposals.

Now is the time to raise our voices to ensure that aging services proposals remain a part of legislation that advances. LeadingAge has prepared a suite of tools—including media outreach templates and social graphics—for your use in informing local media, elected officials, coalition partners, and community members about this timely opportunity to expand support for older adults. Get the findings and sharing tools now!

Add Your Support To The Better Care Better Jobs Act
The U.S. Senate and U.S. House have introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act that will make a significant investment in home and community based services and strengthen our direct care workforce. We now have the opportunity to invest $400 billion in home and community-based services as Congress considers this new legislation alongside the continuing negotiations on infrastructure for our care economy. ACT NOW by contacting your U.S. Representative and Senators and urging them to invest in our aging services infrastructure.

Last Chance! Shared Learning Series Registration Deadline July 1
Does your work culture support the needs of your workforce—especially after unprecedented recent stress? Tap into the power of the LeadingAge provider community with a special series dedicated to sharing, learning, and collaborating around workplace culture. Register before tomorrow’s deadline.

Are You Ready to Unlock Your Leadership Potential?
The nonprofit aging services field needs diverse, empowered leaders. Apply to LeadingAge’s 2022 Leadership Academy and be part of a transformative program that can help unleash your natural talents. You’ll join a growing network of leaders who are united by their skills, abilities, and determination to provide valuable leadership, even during difficult times. Learn more and apply here. Application deadline is July 26.

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. 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.