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Friday, October 30, 2020

Webinar: “The Evolution of Engagement During a Pandemic”

Start Date: 10/30/2020 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/30/2020 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online Webinar

VA  United States 

Organization Name: Garrett Realty Partners

Micah Hunt
Email: mhunt@ggrva.com
Phone: (757) 879-2660

View the event flyer.

Special Guest Presenter: Verna Chisman & Kelly Stranburg, M.Ed.

Verna Chisman, President of Allure & Wellness Management Services, a consulting firm, and resource for active adult communities developed her years of experience at multiple premier Life Plan and 55+ communities across the country. During her tenure with Life Care Services, Verna was a member of the Corporate Resource Team, Corporate Health & Wellness Committee, Task Force Committee, and development of Odyssey (technology platform) and Director of Community Life Services for Sagewood & Acacia Health Center. In 2015, Verna was recruited by John Knox Village of Pompano Beach & The Woodlands.  She held the position as Director of Wellness which required considerable involvement on the development of a comprehensive Master Plan inclusive of reframing the culture and integrating the Green House Project within the community.  

Kelly Stranburg, M.Ed. has worked with aging adults for over 20 years, with 12 of those specific to the senior living industry. Over the years Ms. Stranburg has supported over 30 CCRCs and many AL/MCs. Her most successful roles have been positions she has created from the ground up which has enabled her to analyze, identify needs and gaps, and create and implement solutions for the greater good of the residents which in turns supports the operators. Currently Ms. Stranburg is the the Director of Wellness Strategies for Mather, a senior living operator based in Evanston, IL. Ms.Stranburg is an innovative leader who promotes wellness be incorporated into all aspects of an organization in order to truly exude a proactive and effective wellness culture for its customers, families, and staff. Ms. Stranburg is the creator of award-winning Argentum Best of the Best Wellness Program for 2010, 2011, and 2012. 

During recent months we have learned just how valuable connections and relationships are to our individual and communal well-being. Senior living has been impacted significantly in this manner and is resulting in a shift in how we deliver programs, activities, and services. The virtual world of engagement options has increased in recent months and depicts the need to prioritize technology, resident education, and creative ways to connect. Embracing this approach enables continuation of a variety of offerings while also readying us to be proactive should levels of quarantine be required again in the future. This session will dig into how this impacts staff, residents, families, and the perception of senior living. Open discussion around wellness concepts and meeting basic resident needs will be woven throughout. 

Please submit your RSVP to Micah Hunt at mhunt@ggrva.com

LTC Administrator CEUs: This program has been submitted for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS. 

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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar.