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!
CODE: 18-04 | APRIL 13, 2018
TOPIC: COGNITIVE HEALTH and RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT
PRESENTED BY: MEGAN HANNAN - Action Pact Consultant, Developer of PersonFirst® program
We have been exploring resident health and well-being holistically, and in March we were inspired by The Transformative Power of Purpose, when we learned about and heard from residents of Rockport Healthcare Services' 70 communities in California who serve the homeless in their respective communities every month. In keeping with our theme, the show in April will look at the connection between engagement and cognitive health. Megan will share the most current research in cognitive science, brain health and engagement. We’ll discuss types of engagement and suggestions for ensuring meaningful engagement, as well as outcomes of engagement on well-being, quality of life and staff satisfaction.