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CHECK-IN:  8:15 - 8:30 AM

Thursday December 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM 
Thursday December 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM 

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Cider Hill Family Orchard 
3341 N. 139 Street
The Event Barn
Kansas City, KS 66109

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About the instructor, GLENN BLACKLOCK:

In 15 years as an Administrator, Glenn led his organization through their culture change and pioneered many initiatives for elders in the community that challenged what it means to be “frail.” Now an Action Pact ConsultantGlenn encourages his clients to look at their environments through residents’ eyes – where a good life every day is still within their reach.

Unlocking the Life Within

The Key to Elder Wellness: Accentuating the Positive

Kansas City, KS  |  December 4, 2014

Can people living in skilled health care environments truly be happy? Even in the newest of buildings designed to be as close to home as possible staff are discovering that there is still something missing. When we peel back the oppressive layers of institutional living with person centered care, we discover doors the elders themselves may have forgotten existed. This approach to wellness focuses on abilities, and seeks to find ways to refuel the positive life force that each individual has within them.

This exciting new approach describes the potential and shares stories of how-to's.

Real Life Examples:
    * Giving activities aides a whole new approach to their daily work
    * Culture change Steering Team developing a dining experience with an 'all hands on deck' wellness framework
    * Relationship building - appropriate and absolutely necessary


    * Introductions
    * What Stands In The Way
    * Exploring The Research
    * Break
    * Understanding the essential Needs Of Wellness and Avenues to get There
    * Person-Centered Care Approaches That Promote Wellness
    * What Are We Already Doing Well?
    * What Can We Do To Continue Making Progress?
    * Who Can Make It Happen?
    * What Resources Are There To Support Our Efforts?
    * Final Learning Circle

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
    * Know the history of Culture Change and how institutional environments suppress wellness
    * Identify the 5 Needs of wellness and the 5 avenues that get us there
    * Describe successful practices others are using
    * Identify person centered care approaches that promote wellness
Get started and the elder's life will change, the caregiver's life will change - your life will change.

This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Examiners of Long tem Care Administrators (NAB) and approved for 6 clock hours and­­ 6 participant hours.

COST:  $120 for one person; $99 each for 2 or more from the same facility