Wednesday, 15 May 2013 20:25

Participants Inspired to Make Positive Changes and Empower Their Clients as Well!

Written by Anne McSweeney

MaryLea, President of NAIPC - Atlanta Chapter and Anne MaryLea, President of NAIPC - Atlanta Chapter and Anne

Engaged crowd!! Engaged crowd!!

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Ghandi

CEU Concepts, NAIPC (National Aging in Place Council - Atlanta Chapter) and Somerby proudly collaborated on a widely popular CEU on Friday, May 10th.  The topic for the day was "Change:  Changing Attitudes, Approaches and Culture to Empower Ourselves and Our Clients".  Kim McRae, co-founder of the Culture Change Network of GA started (and also wrapped up!) our day of learning.  Her enthusiastic and energetic personality was contagious and really engaged the audience.  Following her presentation, Doug Lueder of Americare Home Care, Ann Rosenthal, President of ARC, Inc and Allison Smith of the GA Women's Policy Institute - all spoke to the group about how to be agents of change and change bills/laws (all speaking from experience and a first hand perspective).  Dr. Marshall Nash had a very popular segment on "The Changing World of Alzheimer's Research" and what is going on in some clinical trials.  Finally, Linda Ellis, Executive Director of the Health Initiative, Inc was another crowd favorite as she presented a very thought-provoking session on "Changing Practices to Provide Culturally Competent Services for the LGBT Aging Community".  The different members of NAIPC-Atlanta Chapter held a "Resource Fair" which is also popular with the participants - so, that they are able to mingle with the different resources and learn about how they can help their clients/families.

Registration and Resource Fair Registration and Resource Fair

 

Enjoying Allison Smith's presentation - her background is social work!!  Enjoying Allison Smith's presentation - her background is social work!!

 

Wonderful group of friends and colleagues Wonderful group of friends and colleagues

 

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