LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 9.10.20

Members | September 10, 2020

Daily updates as of September 10.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and dnesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

LeadingAge Continues to Act For Older Adults

Congress returned this week, but whether there will be another COVID-19 relief package remains up in the air. Read more about the COVID-19 Relief Bill State of Play.

LeadingAge will continue advocating for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package. Yesterday we held a national-local media event, telling Congress that no COVID-19 relief bill should pass without support and resources specifically targeted to aging services providers. We released a pandemic situation report on aging services providers immediate needs for access and funding for rapid-response testing, and on their mounting struggle to pay the spiraling costs of expensive testing supplies, PPE, and staffing.

State association and members from some of the coronavirus hot spot states—including Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Iowa—joined the press conference to discuss the challenges in their states. Early media coverage included:

Materials are available, including the situation report, a press release, Katie's remarks, and the telepresser recording. As always, feel free to make use of these to cull messages for your local outreach as we push as hard as possible to get legislation to older adults and aging services providers.

Annual Meeting Virtual Experience Education Program is Live

This year’s program has been designed to address the current realities facing our field—and the action required to respond to the unprecedented future ahead of us. Our featured speakers, keynote presentations, and sessions will focus on resilience, resolve, and reimagining the future of our field. We know that taking time out of your workday can be difficult—especially in the current climate. That’s why we’ve curated a collection of valuable sessions and keynotes that deliver highly relevant information.

What we’ve learned as a result of COVID-19, and what we’re doing differently now

Opportunities that have been brought to light by the events of the past six months

Fundamental shifts in the aging services space, resulting from the pandemic and social justice movement

View the program and don’t forget to take advantage of the special registration discounts for LeadingAge members when you register by September 15.

Save $50 on Registration: Collaborative Care Summit

Time is running out! With only 5 days before the Summit begins on September 15, don’t miss the chance to receive a $50 discount on your registration by using the discount code TSAP2020! Register today for the virtual Summit to learn how tech solutions can transform aging and collaborative care now and into the future.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge

LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers, including HUD establishes national disaster response team. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Coronavirus Spotlight Podcasts

The podcast series, LeadingAge Coronavirus Spotlights, is growing its features presentations by LeadingAge members and subject-matter experts who have been guests on our live daily online updates. Listen to these brief but informative podcasts to learn more about how your colleagues are coping with the pandemic. For the full-length audio of all the daily calls and a list of upcoming guests, visit the Coronavirus Member Updates Archive.

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.