LeadingAge Need to Know - 7.21.21

Members | July 21, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, July 21, 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 Our Board Chair
LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members about finding our personal peace.

During the worst days of COVID, I pushed myself and our team to be positive every day, to keep their attitudes upbeat and remember that attitudes are contagious. Today I realize that the same determination has to apply in the post-COVID world.

Read the entire message from Carol.

Tell Congress: Infrastructure Package Must Include Older Adults
Congress is developing a $3.5 trillion infrastructure investment package—so NOW is the moment to ensure that U.S. Representatives and Senators hear our voices! Send a message to your members of Congress today.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update Call
Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, LeadingAge Board Chair Carol Silver Elliott and a coworker will discuss their experience with the LeadingAge Leadership Academy, which is currently accepting applications. We’ll also hear from Katy Smith from LeadingAge member Avesta Housing in Maine about marketing and other strategies for recruiting new staff in senior living. Register now to join us.

LeadingAge Quarterly Housing Survey
There’s still time for affordable housing members to complete our quarterly survey! Please fill out this 5-minute pulse check to inform our advocacy with HUD and Congress and help us better understand your needs. Please complete the survey by Friday, July 23.

Thinking About Strategic Planning? You Need These New Resources
Those of us who work in the aging services sector know there's never been a more important time to bolster our organization’s strength. That’s why LeadingAge is rolling out a new package of Governance Resources for Aging Services—designed to directly address the unique challenges and opportunities our members face. The first of four self-guided resources is designed to lead you through annual strategic work with your boards. LeadingAge members receive 50% off the purchase price—and early adopters save even more.

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.

Moving Forward Together
The LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO is your chance to access renowned aging services experts and learn in a collaborative and supportive environment. Share ideas, ask tough questions, build your skills, and collaborate with fellow leaders.

This year’s program will focus on measurable, actionable, and scalable insights. We are addressing a range of important topics, including:

  • Aging Services Technologies
  • Design Strategies & Solutions
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - new this year!
  • Governance & Leadership - new this year!
  • Growth & Mission Advancement
  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior
  • Operational Excellence

Review the full schedule of sessions and make plans to join your colleagues in Atlanta.