LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 5.8.20

Members | May 08, 2020

Daily updates as of May 8. 

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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.

“Parking Lot Guy” Symbolizes Member Ingenuity and Need for the Media
LeadingAge’s national press conference illuminated how older adults have been failed by government inaction and unveiled LeadingAge’s five essential actions to protect older adults. Participating press included reporters from ABC News, NBC News, The Boston Globe, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Washington Post, ProPublica, TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and the relevant trades. You can watch the recording here.

The members who joined LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan at the event offered critical stories of the true challenges aging services organizations face. Board Chair Carol Silver Elliot offered a stand-out story with her “Parking Lot Guy” solution for PPE. Following are quick turn-around stories that came out of the event.

We invite all members to make use of event materials to cull messages for your local media outreach. Download remarks from Katie Sloan Smith, the official press release, and an infographic of our five essential asks.

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.

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN! Help Us Lift Up Caregivers This Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day, LeadingAge is inviting all Americans to join us in the fight to protect the older people we care about most (like our moms!). A new social media campaign is designed to lift up the care workers who are risking their own lives during this crisis. Through Sunday, LeadingAge’s national social accounts will feature the new Mother’s Day campaign—and here are the materials you can use to join us!

Third Virtual Session Is Open for Registration
The third of our new Virtual Sessions, live online presentations with extended Q&A, was announced! On June 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET, join Susan Wehry for Mental Wellbeing: Regaining Confidence and Control and explore the emotional cycle of disaster recovery and how to regain confidence, control, and self-efficacy. Space is limited, so register for free today. And don’t miss:

Special Guests on Daily Live Updates
Every weekday at 3:30 pm ET, LeadingAge policy experts share the most up-to-date information on guidance, regulation, and legislation related to the pandemic. These daily online updates also feature a range of guests, including experts who share perspective and answer your questions. Register to join us each afternoon.

Need to miss a session? The podcast series, LeadingAge Coronavirus Spotlights, features the guest presentation from the live daily online updates. Listen to these brief but informative podcasts to learn more about how your colleagues are coping with the pandemic. New podcasts are available now.

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.