LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 9.24.20

Members | September 24, 2020

Daily updates as of September 24.

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

Following are the latest news and resources.

A Message From Our Board Chair
LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message about forgiveness during the Jewish High Holiday season.

“Yom Kippur, like everything else this year, has a COVID overlay. As I think about asking for forgiveness, I find it most difficult to let go of the anger that I feel—anger about the way this pandemic has been handled and anger about the lack of information we have received as we have worked our way through this crisis.”


Read the entire message from Carol.

Summer Enrichment Program
LeadingAge’s Summer Enrichment Program is designed to grow, strengthen, and diversify the pipeline of aging services leaders by recruiting undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Black, indigenous, and people of color for a 10-week, immersive experience in the field. LeadingAge is seeking provider organizations to host a paid student internship beginning in the summer of 2021. If your organization is interested in applying, complete the Host Site application. Questions? Contact Christy Kramer.

New QuickCast: Resilience Strategy in Disruptive Times
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. In this week’s QuickCast, Olivia Mastery, JD, MPH, Collective Action Lab, outlines the five horizons of resiliency framework to help organizations explore opportunities for strategy and reform in the aging services provider community. Access this and other resources for free on the Learning Hub Coronavirus page.

Trusted Business Resources & Webinars
LeadingAge continues to curate discounts and offers and webinars from trusted business partners. Come back frequently to find new ways that our business partners are helping members get through the coronavirus crisis. And of course members always have access to the LeadingAge Knowledge Center’s full and growing suite of COVID-19-related education and trainings.

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. 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.