LeadingAge Illinois Workforce Appreciation Resource Center
LeadingAge Illinois  
Celebrate a Hero, Become a Hero in older adult services or aging services  
Workers in older adult services are stepping up, filling the roles of caregivers, and even absent loved ones, in this unprecedented time. Older adults aren’t alone, and our older adult services workforce isn’t either.

Here you’ll find ideas on how to celebrate these heroes, show them they’re not alone, and even join their ranks.

Want to celebrate these heroes? Here are a few ways to do that…

Download our “thank you” social graphics and share them with your social networks. View and download graphics from our Social Ad Gallery here.

masksSend homemade masks to your local nursing home or send them to us at LeadingAge Illinois for distribution. Call your local nursing home or AL to find out which CDC-recommended mask pattern you should use. Find info on your local communities here.

Send a letter to the editor or guest opinion piece. Highlight the excellent work by our workforce and help tell our stories – stories of the many ways healthcare workers are going the extra mile to care for older adults in this time of need.

Share your positive stories on our Facebook page.
Put hearts in window to show support for healthcare workers.

Send care packages to the older adult service healthcare workers in your community.

Want to join the ranks? Here are a few things to know…

Check out our whitepaper on Illinois’ growing need for workers in older adult services.

whitepaperIf you or someone you know has lost a job in hospitality and wants to make a difference, check out our Career Services Page and find opportunities that match your skills and passion.

Workers who have been furloughed from university and want to contribute to the community can find opportunities here.

We’re looking for retired healthcare workers who want to serve.

Quick Facts about Jobs in Older Adult Services
Link to the Diverse Jobs in Older Adult Services (quick recordings from people in the field talking about what they love about their job)
Workforce Crisis Factsheet (the growing need for jobs in our field)
Check out our whitepaper on Illinois’ growing need for workers in older adult services.