LeadingAge Need to Know - 9.1.21

Members | September 01, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, September 1, 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 loss and getting through difficult times.

As I look at my colleagues in LeadingAge, I know that we are navigating this bumpy, twisting road as well as we can. We have not lost sight of quality of life for our elders, we have not lost hope and we continue to move strongly into the future.

Last Chance to Save! Member Discounted Pricing for LeadingAge Annual Meeting Ends Today
The 2021 Annual Meeting + EXPO is where we, as aging services leaders, will come together to recharge, renew, and reconnect. We’ll evaluate the current landscape and look toward what’s ahead. Member Early Discount pricing extends through today and is your last chance to save $100 on registration and receive guaranteed conference rates on hotel reservations. We are offering a no-risk cancellation policy. You can register now to lock in discounted pricing—and cancellations made by October 4 will receive a full refund. Register by midnight and save $100.

National Telepresser on Investing in Older Americans
LeadingAge is continuing to work with the media to ensure the voices of members and older adults are heard, as Congress decides on historic investments in care and services for older Americans. Yesterday we held a national media telepresser detailing how new investments would be a game changer for millions of older adults. Journalists participated from ABC News, Kaiser Health News, POLITICO, The Hill, The 19th, Modern Healthcare, Barron's, Bloomberg Law, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, McKnights Senior Living, Skilled Nursing News and more. Watch the recording and read the press release now.

Early coverage of the event included: ​​​​Skilled Nursing News: Long-Term Care Workforce Investment, Medicaid Boost, Could Pay ‘Huge Dividends’ and ​​​​​Home Health Care News: Staffing Shortages Force Home Health Giant Bayada to Deny 64% of Referrals in Key Markets

Add your voice to the conversation: NOW is the moment to ensure that U.S. Representatives and Senators hear our voices and don’t cut any of the proposed programs! Send a message to your U.S. Representative and Senators today!

It’s Budget Season: Plan for the Summer Enrichment Program
Don’t miss out on the second year of the LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program. In year one, members hosted 28 diverse interns at organizations around the country—and it’s time to start planning for 2022. During the 10-week program next summer, undergraduate and graduate students will experience aging services, develop professional skills, and advance toward leadership positions in organizations like yours. LeadingAge helps guide you every step of the way. Learn more today and register for an information session at 1 p.m. ET on Sept. 9, 16, or 23.

LearningHub Content That Addresses Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Check out these QuickCasts, available for free to LeadingAge members:

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Dr. Monica Gandhi will outline her thinking and rationale about whether boosters are needed and provide candid advice on what is happening with COVID-19. Register now 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. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links 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.