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Sit back in the comfort of your office and enjoy ICAA educational programs delivered to you via webinar. These broadcasts are specifically created for active-aging professionals – business owners, managers, suppliers, wellness and activities personnel. Through interviews or individual-speaker sessions, you will be exposed to the opinions of top experts from a variety of subject areas designed to help you and your staff stay on top of trends, meet new challenges and serve your customers better.

Webinar: Think groups: The why and how of social brain training

Presenter: Cynthia R. Green, PhD

When: Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific

Register today! Click on this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/h86lb2p3lsu8&eom

People join together in a group for lifelong learning programs, fitness, and social events, yet so much of brain health software is aimed at individual use. The weight of the brain health science suggests that social-based brain training interventions provide tremendous benefits across the cognitive continuum, including skills training, intellectual engagement and strategy learning. After a quick review of the science, you will learn how to use a social-based model in the development and implementation of brain health programs.

Learning objectives

You will:
Review the scientific value of social-based brain training
Explore a social-based brain training model
Learn how to apply social-based brain training in your setting

Who will benefit
Wellness directors
Activities and engagement staff
Recreational or occupational therapies

Cynthia R. Green, PhD is a clinical psychologist, author and noted expert in memory and brain health. Dr. Green is the founder and president of TBH Brands LLC, provider of the Total Brain Health training products, including professional certification and the TBH Toolkits line of classes and programs for active aging settings. Dr. Green’s latest book, Your Best Brain Ever (with Michael Sweeney and National Geographic Books) was named a “Top Guide to Life After 50” by the Wall Street Journal.

Host: International Council on Active Aging
866-335-9777 or 604-734-4466 or info@icaa.cc

Cost: Complimentary

Length: 60 minutes

Details: Click here for information on recording, credits and connections.

Webinar: Innovative programs for cognitive health, lifelong learning and dining

Presenters: Krystal Culler, Cathy Sessions, Laura Glass and Bruce Groft

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017
10:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern

Register today! https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ikh3ncuob9tx&eom

Are you looking for ways to make a program grow? Follow the progress of three ICAA Innovator Award programs built on a unique angle as the developers moved from idea through implementation.

Visit the Center 4 Brain Health for a snapshot of the programming that includes classes, engagement and education for older adults who want maintain their brain health along with support for those concerned about memory and thinking skills. Then, stop by the Thrive Institute breakfast workshop to hear about presentations that provide attendees with holistic health modalities older populations are generally not exposed to. Next, learn how the Five Meal Plan completely redesigned the food service in nursing care to make person-centered care a reality. Follow along as the presenters describe the program or practice, funding sources, obstacles and outcomes that met the original goals, or grew beyond them.

Learning objectives:

You will be able to:
Describe how the activity was developed and delivered
Detail the obstacles that were overcome to deliver the program or practice
Explain why the program or practice was successful

Who will benefit:
Program and activities directors
Wellness directors
Dietitians and dining executives

Krystal Culler, MA, is the Nathan and Lenore Oscar Director of the Center 4 Brain Health at Menorah Park in Beachwood, Ohio, the first non-pharmacological, non-hospital brain health center located on a senior living campus in the United States. Culler is an Amen Clinics brain health certified gerontologist.

Cathy Sessions, LICSW, is the marketing director for Notre Dame du Lac Assisted Living Community on the Notre Dame Heath Care campus in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sessions has been instrumental in developing the Thrive Institute, which offers free health-oriented educational programs for older adults.

Laura Glass, ADC/EDU, is a member of the team that created the Five Meal Plan at Quincy Village in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. As Director of Community Life & Volunteer Services, Glass leads the staff and the volunteers in engaging the residents in independent living, personal care and skilled nursing.

Bruce E. Groft, CDM, CFPP, is Director of Dining Services at Quincy Village. Groft has been in Food Service for over 30 years and is a Certified ServSafe Instructor/Proctor. He was instrumental in reconstructing the dining experience to nourish residents and leads the education of the dining team.

Cost: Complimentary

Length: 60 minutes

Details: Click here for information on format, credits, recording and connections.

Webinar: Journey to a multidimensional wellness program

Presenter: Laura Husak

When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern

Sponsor: HydroWorx

Register today! Click on this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/dv28qhv9sbic&eom

Your location may have classes and activities in place, but do they all work together as a unified program? In this case study, you will follow along as the program director brings to life the vision of a program based in eight dimensions of wellness by coordinating resident-led and staff-led programs.

With the goal of placing engagement/activities, recreation and fitness on a single schedule to balance offerings in each dimension, the building blocks include outreach, partnering and marketing. Learn how to overcome roadblocks and engage staff and participants. You’ll see how marketing and staffing can encourage residents to try water fitness (filling an almost-empty aquatics center) and discover how blending resident participation with staff support increases participation.

You will explore:
Key decisions when building a program based on eight dimensions of wellness
Marketing techniques to encourage participation
Approaches that build buy-in from senior management, staff and residents

Who will benefit:
Wellness or fitness directors and coordinators
Life enrichment or program directors and coordinators
Resident life directors

Laura Husak is the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Carolina Village, a continuing care community in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Husak brought 17 years of experience as an athletic trainer at Hendersonville Sports to her role. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in health promotion and a minor in sports medicine.

Cost: Complimentary

Length: 60 minutes

Details: Click here for information on format, credits, recording and connections.

Webinar: Innovative programs for teaching technology, citywide health promotion and environmental stewardship

Presenters: Nita Wilkinson, Ashley Derlago and Leslie Parker

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
10:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Central/1:00 pm Eastern

Register today! https://cc.readytalk.com/r/t06sserwmiqn&eom

Extend the reach of your active-aging philosophy and programs by following the examples of ICAA Innovator Award winners. First, hear how the Techy Teens--Savvy Seniors program started with a simple idea of asking local students to help with technology and grew as the teens took charge of adding more options. Next, learn from the unique messaging that spread the Healthy Aging Campaign across a city to touch citizens, policymakers and politicians before a large-scale healthy aging event. Then, see the results when staff, residents and vendors embraced the Energy Use and Conservation Plan to raise recycling to a high level, protect natural resources and increase awareness around green living initiatives. Discover what occurred, hear the lessons learned, and find out about funding sources, success factors and outcomes.

Learning objectives

You will be able to:
Describe how the activity or promotion was developed and delivered
Gain ideas for outreach to large groups of people
Explain why the program or practice was successful

Who will benefit:
Program and activities directors
Wellness directors and grant writers
Marketing directors and outreach coordinators

Nita Wilkinson is the Director of Advancement at Green Hills Community in West Liberty, Ohio, home of the Techy Teens--Savvy Seniors program. Wilkinson builds relationships with people who advocate for and have a passion for elders, and writes and implements the fund development plan for the community.

Ashley Derlago, BKin, is a certified exercise physiologist who holds an Exercise is Medicine Level 2 designation. As the Health Education & Lifestyle Coordinator at the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks Hospital, a medical fitness facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Derlago was a member of the team developing the Healthy Aging Campaign.

Leslie Parker follows the Energy Use and Conservation Plan in her role as Director of Environmental Services at Wake Robin in Shelburne, Vermont. Parker oversees the maintenance and operation of all public spaces and private residences, housekeeping and laundry services, grounds, and security throughout the community.

Cost: Complimentary

Length: 60 minutes

Details: Click here for information on format, credits, recording and connections.

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