Building Resilient Communities
Engage Magazine Summer 2020

Building Resilient Communities: Conversations on Thriving in a Post-COVID World

LeadingAge California members in architecture, marketing, and PR shared their thoughts on how designs for future senior living communities could change in the wake of COVID-19 – with new and heightened concerns like infection control, combating isolation and restrictions on visitation – and what it will it take to build “resilient” communities to survive and Read More…

Letter from the Board Chair
Engage Magazine General Interest Summer 2020

Letter from the Board Chair

by MOLLY FORREST, PRESIDENT, JEWISH HOME FOUNDATION I am honored and grateful to serve as your Chair of LeadingAge California. For decades, our association has been a trusted voice and advocate for aging. As I begin my tenure, I thank our Immediate Past Chair, Jasmine Borrego, for her wonderful leadership, advice, friendship and support of Read More…

Technology, Aging and COVID-19
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

The Road Ahead: How COVID-19 and Technology Will Reshape Our Future

by MAJD ALWAN, PH.D., SENIOR VP OF TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS STRATEGY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE LEADINGAGE CENTER FOR AGING SERVICES TECHNOLOGIES (CAST) The recent COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately impacted the older, frailer, and other vulnerable populations that LeadingAge members in California and across the nation care for, has had a significant impact on provider members, Read More…

Message from LeadingAge CA President and CEO Jeannee Parker Martin
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

From the CEO – Spring 2020

by Jeannee Parker Martin, President and CEO, LeadingAge California COVID-19 has turned us upside down in so many ways. Working ‘with’ new rules, leniencies, funding sources, temporary guidelines, testing confusion, and hoping this will end sooner rather than later. We are also working ‘without’ sufficient PPE, without staff, and with uncertainties about the impact on Read More…

Food Insecurity
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

Feeding Older Adults During Stay at Home

COVID-19 has made securing safe and nutritious food an issue for low-income older adults across the country, many of whom are in a high risk category due to underlying health issues. Those older adults without internet access or with limited English and technology skills may struggle to access adequate nutrition and navigate the burgeoning online Read More…