CODE 18-07 | JULY 13, 201
TOPIC: Become a Community Developer: Champion of an Elder-Centered Culture
GUEST: Barry Barkan, Director Live Oak Institute
Learn from Pioneer Barry Barkan how to be a community developer who is a champion for:
- the highest possible good
- one’s own learning and growth
- the organization of which he/she is a part.
Be challenged as a community developer to assist elders to be active participants in their home as well as the wider society, to live in the present, draw from the past, and prepare for the future. Learn to be a community developer who stands up for the individual who has no one else and attempts to have an even hand, loving each person – even those whose behavior and beliefs we might disagree with or find difficult.
CODE: 18-06 | JUNE 8, 2018
TOPIC: The Value of Hosting a Kids Day Camp
GUEST PRESENTER: Beth Irtz, Administrator, Shalom Park
Learn how a day camp can easily be made part of life in your community, from lessons learned in three day camps during the summer of 2017. Outcomes for both youth and residents were so powerful that you may wonder why every nursing home doesn’t host a summer day camp!
Guest Beth Irtz and Hostess Carmen Bowman received a CO CMP grant to offer the camps. Together they will share how you can make such a meaningful week happen in your community.
CODE: 18-05 | MAY 11, 2018
TOPIC: BLACK BALLOONS OR A RAINBOW OF COLORS: How Our Perceptions of Aging Affect the Care We Provide
GUEST PRESENTER: PENNY COOK, MSW; President/CEO of the Pioneer Network
We’ve all done it—sent an “over the hill” card to someone, purchased “anti-aging” products, refused to say our age and maybe even given the dreadful black balloons on a milestone birth celebration. It’s part of our culture, right? It’s meant to be funny. It helps us cope with the fact we’re getting older. But how does it really affect us? More importantly, how does it affect the care and support we provide to Elders? In this conversation we’ll explore how our own perceptions of getting older as well as those of the general society affect our long-term care system as well as our specific care practices. Let’s be the change we want to see!