LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 5.6.20

Members | May 06, 2020

Daily updates as of May 6.

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We are sharing the very latest with members twice each weekday. Morning updates go out via email, and we’re hosting daily online updates each weekday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET. You can visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

A Message From Our Board Chair
LeadingAge board chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members on being strong, brave, and fighting this fight.

When this is over, and it will be over, we will celebrate our successes and we will grieve our losses. We will heal from our wounds but the scars will remain. These scars will remind us of this battle, of those who stepped up and gave it their all, of those whose commitment and dedication knew no boundaries.

Read the entire message from Carol now.

YOUR FEEDBACK MATTERS: Member Survey on PPE and Testing
We urgently need a snapshot of the current state of personal protective equipment and testing among our membership. Please answer these fast questions to help us assure the reality on the ground is reflected clearly in the media. Your input is critical as we continue to shape the narrative in our fight against the pandemic. Thank you.

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.

Advocating For Members
LeadingAge continues working hard to represent the ever-changing needs and experience of our members and made a new, aggressive set of asks for continued Congressional action. Read the letter detailing our asks. We’ll be holding a national press event later this week to roll out all of the essential actions LeadingAge is demanding to protect older adults and the people who care for them.

From the LeadingAge LTSS Center
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 Virtual Sessions Is Open for Registration
We’re launching new Virtual Sessions, live online presentations with extended Q&A. Space is limited, so register for free today.

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.