LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.1.20

Members | October 01, 2020

Daily updates as of October 1.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Take the LeadingAge Affordable Housing Survey Today!

Affordable senior housing providers: we need you! To inform our housing policy work, LeadingAge is circulating a quick survey about the impacts of COVID-19 on affordable senior communities. The deadline for completing the survey is Wednesday, October 7. The survey should take about 3 minutes to complete and each question is optional. Thank you for taking a moment to complete the survey.

National Media is HearIng YOUR Story

LeadingAge is aggressively pursuing our national media efforts, telling the story of aging services providers across the continuum of care and calling out the failures of federal response to the pandemic. In September, we issued 10 media statements and appeared in nearly 40 national media stories. Visit the Driving the Conversation page to see all of our statements and materials, as well as the growing list of media coverage.

Do You Have a Voting Plan?

This is a major election year and the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that voters can access the polls. It is imperative that aging services providers consider the changes that are happening this year and help to overcome obstacles that may exist for older adults to access a polling place or obtain and submit a mail-in ballot. LeadingAge has developed a “What’s Your Voting Plan” toolkit that provides an easy-to-use self-assessment for both aging services providers and older adults to develop a plan to vote in this year’s election. We’ve also developed an online Civic Action Center that will provide accurate and reliable information about voting and the upcoming election. Questions? Contact Joe Franco.

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 on COVID-19 and beyond:

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 or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.