LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.30.20

Members | October 30, 2020

Daily updates as of October 30.

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.

Monday's Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Building the resiliency of and supporting our staff through this COVID crisis is an ever-present challenge and focus for many LeadingAge members. If this hits home for you, don’t miss Monday’s call. Hear from Anne Levesque, HR Director for Wake Robin in Shelburne, VT, who will share a few of the innovative programs that her lifeplan community offers their dedicated employees, including a trio of loan programs. These loans reduce life’s stressors for staff by helping with payments for car repair, childcare, housing, food, and other expenses. We’ll also be joined by Special Advisor to the U.S. HHS Secretary Nick Uhluecke, who will provide the latest updates on the federal government’s Provider Relief Program. Register now to join us.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Know the Difference
In this QuickCast, Ayan King, CEO of Maximum Communications LLC, an agency specializing in content strategy and social media coaching, discusses the important distinction between celebrating our differences, creating a culture of belonging, and striving toward equity in the workplace.

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. The winner(s) will receive a cash prize, complimentary registration and travel to the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, and recognition during an RWJF-sponsored event. Learn how to nominate someone for the award.

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.