LeadingAge Need to Know - 9.13.21

Members | September 13, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, September 13, 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.

Congress Votes Soon on Huge Investment in Older Adults
American families face a crisis as millions of us are growing older without access to affordable care and support we need. Congress is expected to vote this month on “care economy” proposals that provide for much-needed support and services. Make your voice heard to help secure public investment in older adults and read about the polling that LeadingAge commissioned, which demonstrates strong public support for investment in older adults.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
Join us today and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy updates with Dr. Robert Wachter of the University of California, San Francisco. Today, he’ll talk about break-through infections and on Wednesday, he’ll talk about strategies for creating and maintaining a culture of respect and caring between residents and staff, even in these tough times. Register here.

Community Health Workers: Helping Elders Age Safely at Home
In this new 25-minute Spotlight, learn about an education initiative that is helping eliminate health disparities in an underserved Hispanic community. Free to access for LeadingAge members.

Finding Your Forward Focus at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting
Join us at the 2021 Annual Meeting + EXPO in Atlanta, where you can access an expansive education program across 10 program tracks focused on critical topics like workforce development, governance and leadership, and more. We have more than 120 sessions to choose from. Learn more and register 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. on September 16 or 23.

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:

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.