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Is there a good way for my clients to plan for an event like Super Storm Sandy? What’s the latest smart growth model or in-home technology, and are there samples I could visit near my community? Where’s the closest senior center offering an up-to-date cognitive fitness programs? These subjects all fall under the heading Aging in the Community, and on this site we aim to keep our members up-to-date on the newest models for aging in place, as well as the news and research on home- and community-based programs and other topics related to Aging in Community. Check back regularly for updates. 

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Defining Quality and Why It Matters

posted 04.17.2017

By Catherine Anderson

There’s a saying that “You manage what you measure.” Whether you’re a program administrator within a state agency, a CEO of a health plan or a healthcare provider, what we choose to measure dictates where we focus our time and resources. That’s why identifying the right set of meaningful measures is so important—especially when it comes to the development of programs that serve individuals in need of long term services and supports (LTSS).

Breaking Stereotypes: Male Family Caregivers

ASA Board member Jean Accius, who is Vice President, Long-Term Services and Support Group in the AARP Public Policy Institute, has authored a blog post about some of the unique challenges facing male caregivers.

The Beauty that Compels Us

posted 04.13.2017

By Holly Nelson-Becker

All of us appreciate beauty in our lives. Some of us search for it, expecting to find it in objects, a painting, photo, nature, or what we observe outside ourselves. Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet who was able to see clearly what many of us do not. Rumi suggested, Let the beauty we love, be what we do; there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

RI Generations Awards Dinner and 10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium

Event Date: 
06.07.2017 05:00 PM - 06.08.2017 04:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Crowne Plaza
Address 2: 
801 Greenwich Avenue
City: 
Warwick
State: 
RHODEISLAND
Zip: 
02886
Short Description: 

Awards Dinner and Symposium related to Person-Centered Care and Culture Change

Full Description: 

Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner – June 7, 2017

On June 7, RIG will host the Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner to applaud direct-care professionals who have championed culture change in the elder care community. Named for Imogene Higbie who initiated the person-centered elder care movement, the honorees who have each significantly fostered person-centered care will each receive a scholarship.

10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium – June 8, 2017

On June 8, RIG will hold its 10th Annual Person-Centered Care Symposium, featuring renowned keynote speakers who have dedicated their careers to culture change in elder care and advancing individualized senior living.

Attendees will explore the current state of culture change in senior living, ways in which to implement the shift in their own community, and leadership approaches necessary to effect quality individualized elder care. Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units while visiting with local and national exhibitors, and network with other healthcare professionals dedicated to advancing the transition from institutionalized to individualize senior living.

The globally recognized keynote speakers will include:

·         Dr. G. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair for Innovation in Aging and Dementia

·         Steve Shields: CEO, Action Pact

·         Nancy Fox: Chief Innovation Officer, Vivage Senior Living

Tickets for the Awards Dinner are available for $75 per person or $650 for a reserved table of 10. Symposium tickets, available for $115 per person, include breakfast, lunch and registration for keynote presentations and afternoon workshops. For those who wish to attend both events, individual tickets are available at a discounted rate of $160. Groups are encouraged to take advantage of the “buy three-get-one-free” option available when purchasing tickets for either event. Tickets for both the symposium and the Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner can be purchased by visiting www.rigenerations.org/symposium

For more information about RI Generations, to join the volunteer committee, or to sponsor the Awards Dinner and Symposium, please visit: www.rigenerations.org or contact Gretchen Heath at gretchenmheath@gmail.com.  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series

Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect Course Description

The University of Southern California is home to the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world—the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. ASA and USC have joined forces to offer an opportunity—exclusively available to ASA members—to earn a certificate of completion from USC in a convenient and flexible online format.

Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect

A New Opportunity to Earn a Certificate of Completion AND Meet Training Requirements in a Flexible Online Format

ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology introduce a new five-week online educational course on elder mistreatment prevention offered exclusively to ASA members.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series

 

#AIA17: Day Four

posted 03.24.2017

The fourth and final full day of the 2017 Aging in America Conference kicked off at 7:00 AM with a yoga session in Plaza AB led by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Senior Activity Center Director Douglas Paulsen. At 8:00 AM the 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit got underway in the Regency Ballroom and nearby meeting rooms.

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