LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 7.1.20

Members | July 01, 2020

Daily updates as of July 1. 

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. Register now. You can visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Remember the Elders of Coronavirus
Join the Global Ageing Network on July 8 for a special day of remembrance. Remember the Elders of Coronavirus pays tribute to the elders who we have lost worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic. As we are fighting day in and day out to protect older adults and their care workers, it is important to pause to remember these are real people and real lives at stake.

On July 8, we encourage the LeadingAge and Global Ageing Network community, care providers, elders, and their families around the world to join in by lighting a candle to honor their loved ones. Learn how to share an organization-wide Zoom candle lighting and use this toolkit to help us promote the day of remembrance.

Collaborative Care HIT Summit Goes Virtual
Join LeadingAge CAST and the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative September 15–17 for a virtual 2020 Collaborative Care HIT Summit, the premier health IT conference. As we all navigate the COVID-19 crisis, leaders from across the collaborative care spectrum will come together virtually to discuss critical issues and understand how technology can connect the healthcare ecosystem. Register today or explore sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Act For Older Adults This July 4th
The Act for Older Adults campaign continues to ensure that Congress’s next relief package includes support for aging services providers and the people you serve. We’ve created a pair of social graphics and posts for your use.

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Download Uncle Sam and Statue of Liberty creative, and use the following sample posts:

  • We need YOU to #Act4OlderAdults! Join LeadingAge this Fourth of July and protect older adults. Visit leadingage.org/act
  • This Fourth of July, join us in demanding Congress provide ample #PPE and adequate #testing for aging services providers. #Act4OlderAdults Visit leadingage.org/act

New Insights and Advocacy From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers, including a summary of HUD's Agency Plan for Use of CARES Act Funds. 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 the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.