LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 9.25.20

Members | September 25, 2020

Daily updates as of September 25.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Note that there will not be a live policy update next Monday in recognition of Yom Kippur. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

National Day of Action Wrap-Up

On Wednesday, more than 5,500 messages were sent to Congress to demand real COVID-19 relief for aging services providers. Our National Day of Action delivered the most connections made in one day in LeadingAge’s advocacy history, and our presence on social media delivered more than 20,000 impressions using #Act4OlderAdults. Thank you for being fierce advocates.

(Note that media reports yesterday indicate that the House may be preparing a scaled-down version of the Heroes Act that the House passed in May. LeadingAge will be following up to advocate on behalf of members!)

Annual Meeting Inclusion Reception

Join the LGBT Network for the 14th Annual Inclusion Night! This event honors those who have paved the way for diversity and inclusion in aging services and celebrates the work our members do every day providing LGBT-inclusive supports and services. This year we are celebrating virtually with an emotionally moving and thought provoking program, and of course music and fun that is always an essential part of our Inclusion Night. Expect an unparalleled experience that you have come to expect as we rise to the challenge of being together in the way we can right now! Register today.

Aging Science and the Care of Older Adults: An Armchair Conversation

The Littlefield Leadership Lecture, the signature lecture series at the UW–Madison School of Nursing, will be live streamed on Tuesday, October 6 from 7-8:15 p.m. CT. Dr. Barbara Bowers, preeminent geriatric nursing scientist, will be joined by LeadingAge’s Dr. Robyn I. Stone, noted researcher and leading authority on aging and long-term policy. They will discuss gerontologic science and practice in an armchair conversation entitled, “Aging Science and the Care of Older Adults.” Register by today, September 25, to attend the lecture.

TODAY: Abbott BinaxNOW Webinar for Home Health and Hospice

Register now for today’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) webinar for home health and hospice agencies. In advance of its distribution of Abbott BinaxNOW tests, HHS is hosting a webinar to share educational and technical information about the tests with home health and hospice agencies. Register Now and contact Mollie Gurian at mgurian@leadingage.org with questions.

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.