ASA Introduces “Future-Proof” Chat Sessions: COVID-19 Solutions
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on societies across the globe, leaving our older adult population and those who serve them in a precarious position. To address this, agencies and organizations who work with older adults have had to work around the clock to address this issue, often reinventing their business models to continue to serve older adults and keep them, and those who work with them, safe.
We invite you to join ASA president and CEO, Peter Kaldes, as he hosts a series of conference calls with leaders in the field to share their strategies to cope with the challenges brought about by COVID-19. Participants will discuss what practices they have put in place that may be transferrable to other service providers across the country. They will offer practical tips and unexpected issues they successfully confronted along the way.
June 4, 1:00 PM (PDT) | Adjusting the Care Delivery Model as a Pandemic Response
June Simmons, President and CEO of the Partners in Care Foundation, will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the core facet of their business model, which was to see patients in their homes, and how the organization has speedily adapted to the new virtual world. She’ll also talk about training for staff and helping them to process the trauma they encounter. Specific concerns around care management and evidence-based self-management will also be addressed.
June 10, 1:00 PM (PDT) | COVID-19 and LGBT Older Adults—Responses and Resiliency
ASA Board Chair and CEO of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders) Michael Adams will address how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected SAGE’s ability to deliver services to their LGBTQ elders, including its rapid shifting to online and telephonic support, as well as instructing older adults on how to use such technology. Due to pre-existing conditions such as being HIV positive or living in poverty, COVID-19 has had on outsized effect on SAGE’s constituents, especially diverse LGBTQ elders. Adams will explain new programming launched during the pandemic and lessons learned, as well as heroic efforts from their volunteers.
June 18, 10:00 AM (PDT) | COVID-19 and Aging: What Can Philanthropy Do?
John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging will discuss ways in which philanthropy is working to ensure that older people remain a focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will describe how COVID-19 has affected organizations seeking funding, and how his organization’s work has evolved since the advent of COVID-19. He will share what changes have been made and what is working.
Registration available soon.
June 25, 1:00 PM (PDT) | When America Catches a Cold, Black America Gets Pneumonia: NCBA Responds to COVID
Karyne Jones, President and CEO of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging will share how COVID-19 has impacted her organization, with a focus on affected African American elders and the services NCBA provides for them. She will address societal issues, including social determinants, chronic disease and access to healthcare, that continue to plague the African American community and how they are reflected in the imbalance in virus cases. She will describe he changes they had to make, including the way they communicate, and highlight lessons learned.
Registration available soon.
Additionally, mark your calendar for chats with the following thought leaders: (all times are PDT)
July 9, 1:00 PM: Paul Downey, President & CEO, Serving Seniors