We are sharing the very latest with members. We will be taking a hiatus for the holidays from daily emails starting Thursday, December 24, but you can join live online updates next week. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Three Days of Ageism

This holiday season let's change the conversation about aging to show that it is simply part of our life journey, full of choices, opportunity, and joy at every age. We’re sharing three days of ageism education, resources, and tools to help prompt education and conversations about age and ageism. Get started with our Ageism Dialogue guides for your colleagues and community members. Use this guide to spark discussion with residents, clients, family members, staff and others in the wider community. Awareness is the first step to ending ageism!

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

The Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 vaccine is now being distributed throughout communities and we are looking for ways to help both staff and residents be educated and comfortable with accepting the vaccine. Join us today at 3:30 ET to hear from Dr. Martha Dawson, President of the National Black Nurses Association. She will discuss key strategies to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine and help build confidence in these efforts. She’ll also talk about engaging mental health resources for staff and discuss the RE:SET program that can help staff with mental health awareness and strategies to deal with stress and pain from being a frontline worker during this crisis. Register today to join us.

Member Ideas and Inspiration Stories—Holiday Edition

LeadingAge members are helping to bring fun and feeling to the holidays for residents, their families, and staff. Learn how painted umbrellas and a drone-mounted camera helped one community’s residents and staff create immersive and beautiful art to instill hope. Other members are putting touch back into family visits with a “hugging wall”; creating a gift registry for residents; offering drive-through winter wonderlands on their campuses; making PSAs on healthy infection control practices; and creating fun new takes on old Christmas movies. See these and more stories at Making the Most of the Holidays Despite the Pandemic, part of our Member Ideas and Inspiration series.

Must-See Webinar: Provider Relief Funds Reporting Requirements

Did you miss the sold-out webinar on PRF reporting earlier this month? The recording is now available for you to learn how to maximize use of payments received from the Provider Relief Fund while complying with current reporting requirements. Access the recording now!

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.

 

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.