May 15, 2017
Hi, this is Katelyn. Writing to you a blog that is a bit different than what you are used to. My blog is focused heavily on providing you information and making sure you can make educated decisions. However, right now at VOYCE everyone is very focused on the Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care Conference. This Conference also can help make sure you are educated to make decisions, but it will also be fun. In fact, Mike Roberts will be the Emcee for the event!
So SPECIAL ADDITION. Here is some information about the Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care Conference and reasons why you should be attending.
Reasons to Attend
The Brain Body Connection: Staying Vibrant Through Your Golden Years
Presented by Joan Sievert, Clinical Social Work Supervisor/Quality Services Manager
The aging process takes its toll on both our physical and brain health. However, knowing the triggers for this decline provides effective prevention strategies to remain vibrant. Hear how to maximize your chances of your later years truly being your "golden years."
Demystifying Long-Term Care
Presented by Katelyn Eichorst, VOYCEconnect and Community Engagement Coordinator at VOYCE (Hey, that’s me!)
Overwhelmed by all the options and services for long-term care that confront our parents and ultimately ourselves? Don’t wait for the unexpected to force you into action. Receive a primer on where to begin by learning about:
Learn how to select which option best meets your loved one’s needs as well as the payment options available to cover the cost of services. Discover what to ask and the steps to take.
Communication: Coaching Strategies for Improved Family Relationships
Presented by Sylvia Nissenboim, Life Works Transition
Long-term care discussions can be stressful on families. Emergency health decisions, without proper planning, can tear a family apart. Ms. Nissenboim will coach families on how to work together as caregivers for the benefit of your loved ones and strengthen the family bonds.
Community Resource Session and One-on-One Time with Presenters
Browse through exhibits to connect with community resources and/or sign up for a one-on-one 15-minute time slot with conference speakers for coaching and advice. This will ensure you maximize the benefits of the conference, and leave with the information and resources you need to move forward.
Therapeutic Alternatives: Creating Fulfillment through Creativity, Movement, and Connection
Presented by Artfully Aging, Vitality Ballet and Support Dogs
Discover the empowering effects of the arts and the process of creative expression through visual art; excite your curiosity and push past perceived limitations through dance; and discover the health benefits, both physical and emotional, of a wagging tail or a sloppy wet kiss for those in long-term care settings.
Check out this link in order to register:
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