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 to members about servant-leadership.

Servant leadership begins with the concept of wanting to serve others first then making a conscious choice to lead. The contrast is with someone whose style is best described as leader-first. Servant-first is focused on making certain that other people’s highest priority needs are being served before their own.

Read the entire message from Carol on doing whatever we can for those we are called to serve.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update will feature Leslie Reynolds, executive director of the National Association of Secretaries of State to discuss voting and older adults during this pandemic. She will provide some useful resources for providers as they work with residents to ensure they can vote safely. Register to join us.

RWJF Award for Health Equity: Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity. LeadingAge presents this annual award to recognize an individual or a team of 2 individuals who are working to increase access to services, supports, and opportunities that enable vulnerable elders to lead healthy lives. The Nomination deadline is midnight on Friday, November 13. The winner(s) will receive a cash prize, complimentary registration and travel to the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, and recognition during an RWJF-sponsored event. Learn how to nominate someone for the award.

Take the LeadingAge Affordable Housing Survey Today

Affordable senior housing providers: we need you! To inform our housing policy work, LeadingAge is circulating a quick survey about the impacts of COVID-19 on affordable senior communities. The deadline for completing the survey is TODAY. The survey should take about 3 minutes to complete and each question is optional. Thank you for taking a moment to complete the survey.

Take the Home Health and Hospice Survey

Home health and hospice providers: we need you too! LeadingAge is supporting HHS’s planned distribution of rapid COVID-19 tests to home health and hospice organizations. Last week, HHS began distributing the tests and will continue distributions for several weeks as a total of 10 million tests will be allocated to home care and hospice. HHS is requesting information about organizations to determine the proportion of tests you may be eligible for and shipping requirements. Please complete this three-minute survey now. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, October 9. If you have questions, please reach out to Mollie Gurian at mgurian@leadingage.org.

LeadingAge Members: Send Us Your Videos

Calling all LeadingAge Members! We are seeking a short video of your staff and residents saying “hi” to fellow LeadingAge members around the country for a project for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience. Check out recording recommendations and learn more about how to submit your video. Deadline for submission is October 18.

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 LeadingAge Interview with Admiral Brett Giroir on COVID-19 Testing. 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.