We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days. This week, there will be no live online update on Wednesday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Honor the Lives Lost to COVID-19 TONIGHT

Join LeadingAge in a national moment of unity and remembrance for lives lost to COVID-19 tonight by sharing photos or videos of your tribute on social media using the hashtag #COVID19 at exactly 5:30 p.m. ET. Ways for organizations to participate include illuminating buildings, ringing bells, holding a moment of silence, and lighting candles. Here are some sample social media posts for your photos and videos:

  • All of us at <YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME> remember and honor the <staff, residents, clients> we have lost to #COVID19.
  • Today and everyday <YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME> remembers and honors the <staff, residents, clients> we have lost to #COVID19.
  • As the promise of the #COVID19 vaccine becomes a reality, join us in pausing to remember and honor the <staff, residents, clients> <YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME> has lost.

Don’t Miss the National LeadingAge 2021 Policy Action Forum

Looking for an insider's view of what all the change in Washington DC means for aging services? Register now for LeadingAge’s 2021 Policy Action Forum on January 27 at 2 p.m. ET. Special guest and health policy expert Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi will share her perspective on what the transitions of power happening in Washington this month mean for our field. And LeadingAge’s national leadership will talk about the path for advocacy and policy in the year ahead. This is a members-only opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Enekwechi, national Board Chair Carol Silver Elliott, President and CEO Katie Smith Slone and SVP of Policy Ruth Katz.

Register now to join the members-only event.

Annual Meeting 2021 Call for Sessions: Deadline Approaching!

Do you have an idea for a session that should be part of next year’s Annual Meeting? Submit your ideas for consideration through our online call for sessions form by January 25, 2021. Learn more and submit your proposal today.

Vaccination Tips and Tools

LeadingAge is helping members with education staff and older adults about the COVID-19 vaccines. We’re sharing important educational resources and hosting special LeadingAge webinars with pharmacy partners CVS and Walgreens. We’ll also connect members with experts on vaccine education on weekly member online events. Check out our Vaccination Tips and Tools.

Rolling Out the Vaccine: Legal and Operational Issues

Looking for a deeper dive into the legal and operation issues surrounding vaccines? Don’t miss this live webinar to hear first-hand experiences of general counsel from LeadingAge members, as well as advice from an outside legal expert. Register today to join us this Thursday, January 21 at 2 p.m. ET.

QuickCast on LGBTQ Inclusivity

Is your community inclusive of its LGBTQ members? Take nine minutes to watch this QuickCast and learn how to provide equitable and culturally responsive services to LGBTQ older adults. Access the new session on Promoting LGBTQ Inclusivity in Aging Services for free on the Learning Hub and explore other diversity and inclusion resources.

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 on COVID-19 and beyond, including:

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Join Us for Today’s HUD and CDC Vaccine Panel

Join LeadingAge today at 3:30 p.m ET to hear from the CDC, HUD, and Section 202 providers about COVID-19 vaccine distribution clinics. The forum will feature remarks from the CDC and HUD, updates and insights from housing providers who have hosted vaccine clinics through the Pharmacy Partnership, and an audience Q&A. Register now.

LeadingAge Quarterly Housing Survey

Calling all housing providers! Our quick pulse-check to gather your insights on vaccines, COVID testing, HUD payments, and more is now available. Please take a moment to complete the survey by Friday, January 22.

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.