LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.13.20

Members | October 13, 2020

Daily updates as of October 13.

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, including IRS Extends Non-Filer EIP Deadline Until Nov. 21. and CDC Issues Eviction Ban FAQs. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Virtual Retreat: Reflecting and Centering for the Work Ahead

Space is limited for our provider member-only virtual leadership retreat! The event will cover the leadership lessons that have emerged this year and help you uncover ways to lay the groundwork for a brighter path ahead. Register now to ensure that you are among the 25 attendees on December 9 and 10!

RWJF Award for Health Equity: Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity. LeadingAge presents this annual award to recognize an individual or a team of 2 individuals who are working to increase access to services, supports, and opportunities that enable vulnerable elders to lead healthy lives. The nomination deadline is midnight on Friday, November 13. Learn how to nominate someone for the award.

Communicating About COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, it has been crucial that members maintain transparent communication about positive cases with staff, residents, and families. We created templates, draft statements, messages and a full set of COVID Crisis Communications Tools, including a QuickCast on Media Relations Amid COVID-19, and advice and talking points for Responding to Negative Narratives. We’re also offering a session at the 2020 Annual Meeting, “PR Lessons from COVID-19: Where Do We Go from Here?” Check out the entire educational program and register for the meeting to join us.

Apply for Discounted UMass Boston Graduate Programs

LeadingAge members receive a tuition break for the UMass Boston online graduate programs. These online programs provide advanced training in aging services, including an MS in Gerontology and a Gerontology Graduate Certificate. Learn more and apply by December 1.

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.