LeadingAge Need to Know - 8.18.21

Members | August 18, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, August 18, 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 restoring joy as our battle against the coronavirus continues.

It has been a long haul, this COVID experience, longer than any one of us could have imagined. I suspect that you, like I did, thought that we were through the worst of it and that we were back on the road to normalcy...Much to all of our dismay and disappointment, that sense of relief has been upended by the Delta variant and our battle against this virus continues.

Read the entire message from Carol on finding ways to balance and bring joy back to our elders.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Dr. Ali Mokdad from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, will provide the latest updates on the trending data on COVID and what to expect in the fall. Register now to join us.

Building a Better Workplace
It takes thoughtful action to create a professional culture that is free from bias. In this 9-minute QuickCast, Ayana King outlines how we all can strive for a workplace that’s more impartial. Free for LeadingAge members.

U.S. Adults Highly Value Aging Services Caregivers, New Research Finds!
Compassionate, dedicated, professional, essential. That’s how U.S. adults describe caregiving professionals for older adults. This is an important finding from the foundational research conducted for LeadingAge’s new initiative, Opening Doors to Aging Services. This long-term initiative will help members better understand public views and perceptions of the aging services sector—and to communicate about them.

This extensive body of research is now available for LeadingAge members, partners, and the field. You’ll find an executive summary, landscape visualizations, and a deep dive into all our detailed findings. Visit LeadingAge.org to explore the findings now.

LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO Presents Tech Sessions
The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the importance of technology in senior living, and CAST is bringing you invaluable information on how best to position your organization. Be sure to attend the LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO and the carefully prepared sessions on the Aging Services Technologies Track, Oct. 24-27, 2021, in Atlanta. Register today!

2021 Global Ageing Network Virtual Summit
LeadingAge members are part of a global community of ageing care providers who support each other by sharing experiences, strategies, and solutions. Be part of the 2021 Global Ageing Network Summit Sept. 7-8, 2021, in partnership with GAN South Korea, that will bring together providers, thought leaders, and those working in the aged care sector for a two-day interactive, virtual experience. Learn more and register today.

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.