The Eden Alternative and Pioneer Network and  have joined together to bring you four 90-minute webinars with timely topics presented by thought leaders in the field of aging.


Death as a Collaborative Event: Empowering Lessons from End-of-Life Doulas

DATE:  Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 3-4:30 pm ET

Faculty:

Jane Whitlock, BA, End-of-life Doula
Sandra L. Place, LNHA, MA, Healthcare Educator and Consultant and End-of-Life Doula 

Transforming the culture of care and support doesn’t stop with how we live – it’s also about how we die.  As change agents, we have much to learn about the art of supporting a meaningful death experience from end-of-life doulas.  Once reserved to describe individuals who assist birthing mothers, the word “doula” now also applies to those who support the emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of the dying.  Join us in conversation with two passionate end-of-life doulas and explore how their unique wisdom and practices strengthen the goals of person-directed care. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.

 

How Do You Choose? Adopting the Right Technology Solutions to Promote Independence and Well-being as We Age

DATE:  Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 3-4:30 pm ET

Faculty:

Sheri Rose, CEO/Executive Director, Thrive Center
Kari Olson, BA, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Front Porch President, Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing

Choosing the right technology for your care community or organization can be overwhelming.  Given the many tech solutions available, which ones are worthy of your energy, time and funds?  Which tools are the best fit for the culture you are creating and the values that support it?    What is the appropriate balance of tech and human touch?  We’ve brought together experts from the Thrive Center & the Front Porch Center For Innovation & Wellbeing, to share strategies to help you accelerate innovation and adopt technology that will support, empower and ensure well-being and independence for older people.


Human Resources, Interrupted: Improving Retention Through Innovative Employee Engagement Practices

DATE:  Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 3-4:30 pm ET

Faculty:

Kelly Denning, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director of Employee Engagement
Christian Living Communities/Cappella Living Solutions
Jayne Keller, MS, Vice-President of Senior Living
Christian Living Communities/Cappella Living Solutions
Pat McBride, Vice President of Clinical and Compliance
Christian Living Communities/Cappella Living Solutions

Struggling with turnover? Who isn’t! Maybe your HR practices need some tinkering. Learn how one senior living organization reduced employee turnover from the industry average of above 45% to below 30% by uprooting old practices and maximizing employee and resident human capital.  Gain innovative and low-cost approaches to maximize employee engagement while increasing resident engagement and take away new concepts and tools to guide your journey to improved employee retention and morale.


Let’s Talk About Sex: Intimacy, Sexual Expression, and Living with Dementia

DATE:  Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 3-4:30 pm ET

Faculty:

Vicki L. Schmall, Ph.D.,
Executive Director and Gerontology Specialist with Aging Concerns in Oregon
Evy Cugelman, RN, Gerontological Nurse/Educator/Consultant
Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California, Clinical Psychologist

Healthy sexual expression is a basic human right. As care partners and change agents, how can we most effectively advocate for, uphold, and support the right of individuals living with dementia to experience sexual intimacy? How can we also ensure the safety and consent of all parties? Join a panel of visionaries and experts who will unravel the myths, challenges, and limiting attitudes surrounding this issue, while also shedding light on discussion points and practices that prepare us to navigate this complex topic with sensitivity and awareness.  Participants will also have the opportunity to submit questions for the panel in advance.

Details

  • Webinar Date

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

 

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