TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST
- Understand the opportunities for resident engagement in 2021 and beyond
- Learn about loneliness and social isolation and how to mitigate their negative effects on the health and well-being of senior living residents
- Be able to create and implement innovative, sustainable, effective and person-centered resident engagement strategies
Participants who attend the live event can earn up to 6 NAB, NCCAP, NCCDP and/or NCTRC CEU Credits
SESSION 1: 11:00AM-12:00PM EST
Voice of Activity and Life Enrichment Directors
- The participant will understand the current state of guidance and regulatory compliance as issued by CMS as well as the CDC.
- The participant will learn how to identify best practice is to ensure the continued successful engagement post this healthcare pandemic.
- The participant will identify ongoing resources for the community as well as the activity professional.
Moderator: Mathew Guilfoyle
SESSION 2: 12:00PM-1:00PM EST
Living with Dementia during COVID-19
- Experiencing early signs and symptoms
- Getting a diagnosis and what’s next
- Accepting the diagnosis to move on and live proactively
- Finding purpose and meaning in life – “I don’t want to just live but to thrive”
- COVID-19 and learning how to manage this strange new world
- Learn the challenges many people experience just getting diagnosed with dementia.
- Understand the importance of accepting a diagnosis of dementia before being able to move on to living proactively with it.
- Learn how some individuals living with dementia find purpose and meaning in their lives with dementia.
Dementia Action Alliance
BREAK: 1:00PM-1:30PM EST
SESSION 3: 1:30PM-2:30PM EST
C-Level Leadership Enables the Purpose of Resident Engagement
- Explain past and present challenges and trends regarding resident engagement from a C-level perspective
- Prepare and implement a meaningful resident experience from a programming and operational standpoint
- Understand the C-Level viewpoint on resident engagement ROI including quality of life, market competitiveness and occupancy
Marvell Adams Jr.
The Kendal Corporation
Moderator: Joshua Crisp
Co-Founder / Co-Host of Bridge the Gap: The Senior Living Podcast
SESSION 4: 2:30PM-3:30PM EST
Elevating the Senior Living Experience: Culture Change for Resident Engagement
- Outline the current state of resident engagement in senior living communities
- Understand both the challenges and opportunities that senior living organizations have when it comes to resident engagement
- Apply evidence-based practices and use proven benchmarks to improve the culture in their community when it comes to person-centered resident engagement
Dr. Jennifer Stelter
Dr. Katy Abbott
BREAK: 3:30-4:00PM EST
SESSION 5: 4:00PM-5:00PM EST
Voice First Technology and the Future of Resident Engagement
- By the end of the session, the participant will learn what is an Amazon Echo and different use cases for resident engagement
- The participants will discuss how voice first solutions are improving care and workflows with resident and care staff
- The participants will learn the basic requirements on how to implement Amazon echoes in resident programming
for Senior Living at Amazon Alexa
SESSION 6: 5:00PM-6:00PM EST
My Life Story is Mine to Write! Why Expressive Writing Allows People to Connect and Find Purpose
Angela Burton, Founder/CEO, of Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops® challenges us to make sense of who we are by looking back at our lives, understanding our particular lived experiences and how they define us. This practice gets to the core of person-centered care and impacts individuals and families, as well as caregivers in the senior living ecosystem. Through an interactive virtual presentation, Angela will offer her perspectives on how boredom and isolation experienced by senior living residents, made worse by the pandemic, calls for a new look at resident programs, especially when it comes to the practice of writing as a cathartic tool. Participants will learn how expressive writing and sharing stories can move us from passive engagement to autonomous participation.
Angela will be joined by a panel of residents who have experienced, firsthand, the power of expressive writing as a means of purpose-driven programming within their community. How can life narratives serve to paint the rich picture of our lives as well as link us together for social/emotional engagement and belonging? Why is writing a beneficial way to engage the mind, foster friendships among others and create lasting legacies for families? How can your life enrichment teams create a more vibrant, engaging environment that highlights the stories through older adult voices? This presentation will address why life enrichment programming plays a necessary role in shaping the care of others, especially through a strategic writing program, and clear strategies for how to begin.
- Understand the differences between storytelling and active writing/sharing as a means for creative engagement
- Learn at least three strategies for creating an open environment for residents to engage in the writing process as a means of self-expression in 1:1 and group settings using a structured writing approach
- Develop an intentional method of encouraging resident choice/autonomy when planning programs in general to offer choice and creativity
Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops®
HAPPY HOUR: 6:00PM-6:45PM EST
Bryan Rife hosts an #ActivitiesStrong Happy Hour event and Senior Living's Got Talent Finale
Instead of a monetary donation, we would love for you to consider donating Wisdom about resident engagement, being an activity or life enrichment directory and the passion you have for serving the older adult.
We will use these as part of our #ActivitiesStrong initiative.