LeadingAge Need to Know - 9.8.21

Members | September 08, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email and live online updates. There will be no email or online update on Monday due to Labor Day.

Following are the latest news and resources.

LeadingAge Policy Vision
Last week, LeadingAge released our Policy Vision: An Aging Services System for the 21st Century that is Bold, Equitable, Sustainable, and Transformative. The paper includes six interdependent elements to meet the needs of the aging population. For each, we outline action steps that Congress, the Executive Branch, or the private sector could take to achieve the reform vision—with a focus on policy actions that will be required at the federal/ national level. Additional state and local policy actions may complement these proposals. Read the vision now.

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 9, 16, or 23.

U.S. Adults Highly Value Aging Services Caregivers
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.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Richard Cho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services in HUD’s Office of the Secretary, and Ethan Handelman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing, will join us to cover HUD efforts to expand the Section 202 program and integrate services into older adult housing. 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, 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.