We are sharing the very latest with members with morning email updates. Over the next two weeks during the Annual Meeting, emails will go out only Mondays and Fridays, and online policy updates will happen only Mondays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

2020 LeadingAge Award of Honor
Every year, we bestow the Award of Honor on one member who has provided nationally significant, transformative leadership in aging services. This person shows vision, mission, compassion, and courage every day in their communities. This year, in the face of great adversity and overwhelming tragedy, you have all risen to the occasion and demonstrated remarkable leadership and unbelievable courage in what will likely be remembered as the hardest year of your life. Watch Katie Smith Sloan’s presentation of the award.

Please Take This Short Survey on COVID-19 Needs
As we continue to fight for you and all our members on the Hill and in the media, it’s critical that we understand the ever-changing state of your needs. Please complete the following fast questions to support our efforts. Your individual responses will not be shared.

Annual Meeting Virtual Experience is Underway
This week, we kicked off the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience. It’s not too late to take part in this extraordinary program. Here’s a look ahead at what you won’t want to miss:

  • Scott Gottlieb: A Road Map to COVID-19 Recovery
  • Inclusion Night: LGBT Network for the 14th Annual Inclusion Night. RSVP today!
  • Keynote: Cultivating Courage and Hope (Part 2) with Brené Brown
  • Business Intelligence Zone: Explore the expo component of this online event. Thank you to our 2020 exhibitors.

Register now and don’t miss out on next week’s three additional days of insightful content.

Must-See Webinar: Provider Relief Funds Reporting Requirements
After the Annual Meeting wraps, we’ve got a critical webinar on tap that you won’t want to miss. On Wednesday, December 2 at 2 p.m. ET, we’ll detail how LeadingAge members can maximize use of payments received from the Provider Relief Fund while complying with current reporting requirements. CE credits are available. Hold your spot now!

New Strategic Consulting Opportunity for Members
Every day, LeadingAge members receive access to tools, resources, insights and support from our expert staff -- but sometimes you need a little more hands-on help to answer tough questions about how to deliver care with the best outcomes. That's why we’ve launched our new LeadingAge Consulting program.

LeadingAge Consulting offers members access to deeper levels of direct support through strategic consulting and technical assistance engagements. The program is powered by a team of the most trusted and reliable specialists in our field who are available to members at special discounted fees. Think of them as an extension of LeadingAge’s on-staff experts.

The first partner in the consulting program will be ATI Advisory, a research and advisory services firm working to transform the delivery of health care and aging services for older adults. They help provider organizations like LeadingAge members to evaluate market opportunities and assess options for developing new partnerships, capabilities, and risk-arrangements. Learn more about LeadingAge Consulting and working with ATI.

Member Solutions for a COVID-Safe Thanksgiving
As Thanksgiving approaches, LeadingAge members are faced with how to ensure their residents, staff, and families enjoy a safe holiday. Learn what creative solutions and ideas some members have shared with us on how they’re adapting this holiday season and read our article, CDC and the States’ Guidance on Thanksgiving Gatherings, to learn what the federal and state governments have recommended or required for this time of year.

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.