8:00 am - 430 pmCrowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Cromwell, CT.
Register Today for CALA’s Chef’s Challenge
Come join us as we celebrate our annual CALA Conference & Trade Show and Chef’s
Challenge on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
in Cromwell, CT.
The Chef’s Challenge food competition is designed to showcase food products and creative
applications in a meal. It is an opportunity for local senior living providers to showcase
their talents and gain exposure for their communities.
Wed23Mar2016Thu24Mar2016The Water's Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook
Wed27Apr201612:00 pmWesley Heights, Wesley Village Campus
Let’s Celebrate our Outstanding Residents!
Join Us for CALA’s 1st Annual Resident Accomplishment Awards
April 27, 2016 - Lunch and Awards 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wesley Heights, Wesley Village Campus, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Come for an afternoon of recognition, fun and laughter!
- Celebrate the reason we all come to work each day - Our Residents!
- Acknowledge the outstanding lives & contributions of our Residents
- Meet, mingle and learn from the stories of Residents from communities across the State!
The Resident Accomplishment Award Nomination form and registration form are attached.
Sun11Sep2016The Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - The Hartford Courant Transitions Senior Living Expo, The Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville - www.transitionsct.com
September 20-21, 2016 - 2016 Argentum Public Policy Institute & Fly In, Washington, DC
Fri23Sep2016Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford
Friday, September 23, 2016 CALA's "Hot Topics in Assisted Living: Abuse Policies and Investigations, Medication Assistance and Storage of Controlled Medications" seminar, Masonicare at Ashlar Village, Wallingford.
Registration 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Program 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
This timely seminar presented by expert faculty will discuss and provide professionals in the field of senior living and aging services valuable information including but not limited to the following:
- Understanding when to report abuse, to whom and what to include
- Recommended language for abuse policies
- Effective responses to allegations of abuse
- How to conduct an effective investigation
- The do’s and don’ts of documenting your investigation
- Best practices for managing complaints
- Proper storage and accounting of medications
- Medication assistance: understanding what staff can and can’t do
- Preventing and responding to possible drug diversions
Heather O. Berchem, Esq., Partner, Murtha Cullina LLP
Jo Anne Kuncas, MS, RN, BC, CMC, Cedar Mountain Commons
Attendance is a "must" for Executive Directors, RN Supervisors, Operations Managers, and Regional Managers.
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND! SEND YOUR REGISTRATION FORM IN ASAP. THIS SEMINAR MAY BE OVERSUBSCRIBED. REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE ORDER RECEIVED.
Wed28Sep2016Lyman Orchards Golf Course, Middlefield
Fri07Oct20168;30 AMMasonicare at Ashlar Village, 74 Cheshire Road, Wallingford
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Friday, October 7, 2016
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Masonicare at Ashlar Village, 74 Cheshire Road, Wallingford
Registration fee of $40, payable to Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut.
To register, go to www.alz.org/CT or call 860-828-2828. Please register by October 3.
For more information, call 888-679-9997 or visit www.masonicare.org
Kelly Papa, MSN, RN is Corporate Director of Learning at Masonicare. She has researched, published and presented on topics including building learning organizations, creativity in staff development, person-centered care, dementia care, leading change and leadership development. In 2013 Kelly chaired the Workforce Development Committee for the State of CT Task Force on AD and Dementia.
Pamela Atwood, MA, CDP, CADDCT, CLL is a gerontologist and Certified Dementia Practitioner. She is Director of Dementia Care Services at Hebrew HealthCare in West Hartford and founder of Aging Care Academy. She loves teaching, laughing, learning and finding ways for individuals and families to live better with dementia. She is a certified Dementia Practitioner, a Dementia Capable Care Provider and a (seriously) Certified Laughter Leader.
Carolyn DeRocco is Vice President of Programs and Education at the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. She is a member of the WCAAA advisory council and a member of the Connecticut Geriatric Society. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Therapeutic Recreation Director and a support group leader working with individuals diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers.
Erica DeFrancesco, MS, OTR/L is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University. Her areas of expertise include geriatrics and mental health. She consults with local nursing homes to improve care provided to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.
Donna Fedus, MA is a gerontologist and founder of Borrow My Glasses® which focuses on “Aging and Caregiving from a New Perspective.” With a Master’s degree in Social Gerontology from the University of Pennsylvania and a passion for dementia care, Donna has worked with and on behalf of older adults for 25 years as a gerontologist, trainer, community educator, organizational consultant, program developer and caregiver coach.
Kerry Mills, MPA, is the founder and president of Engaging Alzheimer’s LLC. She has had many opportunities to share her expertise and vision here in the U.S. as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China. She co-authored I Care – A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia and most recently authored Serving Residents with Dementia: Transformative Care Strategies for Assisted Living Providers.
Henry Schneiderman, MD is the Palliative Care Physician Champion at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He has practiced and taught geriatrics since 1990, on a background of anatomic pathology and internal medicine. He has also taught seminars in poetry and in literature and medicine, often in tandem with his wife, to medical students, nursing home residents, and pharmacists among others.
Ronald Schwartz, MD, FACP, is Medical Director at Masonicare Health Center and Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Services for Masonicare. Board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care medicine, he joined Masonicare in 1995.
Geri Taylor, MPH, RN is a member of the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group. She is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s in Public Health and 45 years’ working experience as a public health nurse, hospital executive and published researcher. Geri was featured in the New York Times cover story this past May titled Fraying at the Edges.
Mon07Nov20168:30 a.m.-12:00 Noon Cromwell Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Wed07Dec2016The Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville
There is a 5-day cancellation policy for all CALA programs due to the nature of most of the venues with which we do business.