LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.12.20

Members | October 12, 2020

Daily updates as of October 12.

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.

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.

Housing Advisory Group Call

Today’s regular Housing Advisory Group call will be held at 12:30pm EST. Affordable housing members who want to join the group may email Juliana Bilowich at JBilowich@leadingage.org to get call-in information.

Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Providing care for residents with dementia has been a challenge during the pandemic. Cathy Neece-Brown from the James L. West Center for Dementia Care in Fort Worth, TX, will talk on today’s online policy updates about how they have provided unique programming and services, retained provider relief funds, and increased their pipeline of new direct care workers through an innovative partnership with their local school district. Register to join us at 3:30 p.m. ET.

StoryCorps Connect

As we head into the 2020 holiday season, can your organization take advantage of StoryCorps Connect? StoryCorps, the nonprofit dedicated to building connections between people through storytelling, is helping older adults across the country stay connected with family and friends in these unprecedented and challenging times. Your interview—and story—can be archived in the Library of Congress for future generations. Learn more about this program today!

Want more ideas? Check out stories about how your fellow members organizations around the country are finding new ways to socialize, build community, and keep busy.

Don’t Forget: the Aging Services Career Center Is Still Free!

Have you posted your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center? Your fellow members have posted new jobs for FREE during the pandemic. Learn more about how to post your jobs now.

LTSS Center COVID-19 Research Summaries
During the coronavirus health emergency, the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston is sharing research studies and research-based articles focusing on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting older adults and the people who care for them. Check out our brief summaries of the latest data and analysis.

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.