2nd Annual #ActivitiesStrong Fall Gathering


2nd Annual #ActivitiesStrong Fall Gathering

DementiaDementia InterventionsLife EnrichmentQuality of LifeStaff EfficiencyCOVID-19

Live Virtual Gathering: Tuesday, September 21st, from 1 – 4pm EST

Linked Senior, Activity Connection, the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP), and the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) are proud to partner and provide quarterly educational #ActivitiesStrong virtual gatherings. This gathering will focus on helping activity and life enrichment professionals understand the state of resident engagement in a post-COVID-19 world, explore best practices and methods and outline the long lasting changes that will occur in how to build person-centered experiences for older adults. Earn up to 3 Free NAB, NCCAP, NCCDP and/or NCTRC CEU credits! Register Here

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

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Julia Larimer (LNHA, ADC, Founder at ShopAlzWell.com and Engage Life Director at Atria Senior Living)
  • Melanie Bunn (RN, MS, Positive Approach to Care® Speaker, Founder, Bunn Consulting, Dementia Training Specialist for Dementia Alliance of North Carolina)
  • Dr. Jennifer Stelter (Chief Engagement Officer, Resident Engagement Institute, Director of Product Research at Linked Senior)
  • Alisa Tagg (BA, ACC-EDU, CADDCT, DCP, CDCS, Association Director, National Association of Activity Professionals)
  • Murry Mercier (General Manager, Senior Living, PointClickCare)
  • Ann Schrempp (Corporate Director of Life Long Learning for Ebenezer Society)

Session Descriptions:

  • Activities’ Role on the Interdisciplinary Team and Creative Innovations for Sleep Issues (Download presentation here)
    • As activities professionals we have all this creative potential that can be used in really practical ways to benefit the residents and the interdisciplinary team. In this session, we will discuss how activities professionals can work alongside our colleagues on the interdisciplinary team, and empower activities professionals to use their skills to offer meaningful and practical interventions — with a special focus on sleep issues. Sleep is important in slowing cognitive decline, preventing injuries, promoting a better mood and reducing risk of aggression, and helping balance the sleep-wake cycle. Watch the session recording here.
  • Data-Driven Resident Engagement for Clinical and Financial Outcomes (Download presentation here)
    • Resident engagement in senior living is often viewed as “nice to have” or “fun” due to the light-hearted nature in which this service is intended, but more evidently, because of a lack of data showing the connection between resident engagement and the impact it has on clinical outcomes. With high-level practices and benchmarks put in place, the return on investment in resident engagement can then be proven, allowing the credibility of activities to move from “nice to have” to “clinically necessary”. In this podcast interview between Dr. Jennifer Stelter and Alisa Tagg, they propose what these practices and benchmarks can entail and how to drive engagement that impacts clinical outcomes, proving the return on investment that will get the attention of owners and operators and to prove how beneficial resident engagement is. Watch the session recording here.
  • Building Occupancy: Technology, Communication, and Accountability (Download presentation here)
    • Senior Living is a unique industry. The pressure to provide home, community, and care, along with managing a property and maintaining regulatory and/or corporate standards creates a unique and complex environment for a business to operate. Whether you are a single community or a multi-site organization, ensuring that you are following through on your promise of person-centered care while providing an exceptional customer experience is a tall order. Watch the session recording here.