LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 4.9.20

Members | April 09, 2020

Dailey updates as of April 9. 

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—with an adjusted schedule this week (see below). And you can always visit the main coronavirus page.

Don't Forget! We're Pausing Live Updates Today and Sunday

In the midst of a sacred week for many of us, we will pause our live online updates today, Thursday, April 9, and Sunday, April 12, in recognition of Passover and Easter. There is no call today, but yesterday's Coronavirus Daily Member Update recording is available now. 

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Ideas and Inspiration From Members
We're gathering examples of the innovative ways members are getting through this crisis. Read all our Member Ideas & Inspiration, including new stories on the ways members are engaging residents around Passover and Easter.

Communications and Media Tools
Members across the country tell us again and again how critical communication is during this crisis. We created resources to help make it easier for you to communicate with clients, residents, family members, staff, and the media. Visit our new Coronavirus Communication and Media Tools page for tools including:

You’ll also find sample press releases and template letters you can use as your organization's experience with COVID-19 evolves.

From LeadingAge Centers
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, including these recently posted articles:

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts created a new set of COVID-19 Hot Topics in Independent Living:

Post Your Open Jobs Today
Don’t forget to post your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center. 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 for FREE now.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other
There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Staff at LeadingAge’s national office are always here for you. Contact our 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.