LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.6.20

Members | October 06, 2020

Daily updates as of October 6.

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 TOMORROW, 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.

It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week
As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important for us to acknowledge the mental and emotional impact of living through a crisis. During this Mental Illness Awareness Week, remember there is nothing disordered about feeling worried, scared, or anxious because of the pandemic. It’s also important to remember that folks already living with mental health diagnoses may be struggling with more, or exacerbated symptoms. So, as we continue to walk this path, we encourage you to seek resources and support, including our mind, body, and spirit offerings on the Learning Hub.

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 in recent weeks. LeadingAge is partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Learn more about how to post your jobs now.

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 Update on Accelerated and Advance Payment Program. 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.