LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 4.20.20

Members | April 20, 2020

Daily updates as of April 20. 

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We are sharing the very latest with members twice daily. Morning updates go out via email, and we’re hosting daily online updates each afternoon. Find recordings from Coronavirus Daily Member Updates and the schedule of upcoming guests. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

You All Are LeadingAge Catalysts
LeadingAge Catalyst program honors organizations and individuals who demonstrate unwavering commitment to service. The coronavirus crisis has brought out the heroes in all of our members. How could we choose just one?

For your courage, creativity, and dedication to your staff and the people you serve—under intense, unprecedented pressure—we are recognizing all LeadingAge members as our Catalysts for April 2020. Thank you for the incredible and important work you do every day.

Engagement with StoryCorps Connect
LeaingAge is partnering with StoryCorps to share a new way for you to engage your residents and clients—even during the pandemic. StoryCorps Connect encourages older people to share their life stories through intergenerational discussions. Families and friends can record an interview with a loved one remotely with video conference technology.

“We hope StoryCorps Connect will provide a source of connection, comfort, and meaning for elders across America,” said Dave Isay, founder and CEO of StoryCorps.

Help the older people you care for strengthen bonds with their loved ones. Their stories will be preserved for future generations at the Library of Congress. Learn more about StoryCorps Connect.

Recognize Our Field with Careers In Aging Week
It’s Careers in Aging Week, and we need it this year more than ever. We are marking the week by encouraging workers to join our ranks and apply for your open positions on LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center (promotional materials and instructions for posting your jobs for free are available now). Join the much-needed recognition of our field using this easy toolkit of ideas and sample social media posts.

You Inspire Us (And Each Other)!
We're gathering examples of the innovative solutions that LeadingAge members are deploying in the face new challenges every day as a result of coronavirus. Read new stories now.

COVID-19 Learning Tool Is $5 for Two Weeks
NextStep’s informal COVID-Ready Caregiver online course is designed to improve the safety of caregivers of all kinds working with COVID-19 patients in all settings. Through May 2, staff at LeadingAge members can use code LEADINGAGE5 at check-out to access the program for just $5.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers.

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful 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 nearly 750 of your fellow members in the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.