Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century

Inspiring culture change, supporting innovation, providing an opportunity for learning.

Pioneer Network is the national leader of the culture change movement, helping care providers to transition away from a medical, institutional model of elder care to one that is life affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful. Pioneer Network advocates for a culture of aging in which individual voices are heard and individual choices are respected. Our goal is transformational culture change in organizations to foster care that is directed by the person receiving it.

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Pioneer Network Announces New President and CEO

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lynda Crandall Email: Phone: 503-569-1545 January 4, 2018 The Board of Directors of Pioneer Network is pleased to announce that it has unanimously chosen Penny Cook as the organization’s new President and CEO.  She… Read more

A Time for Gratitude

Warmest holiday greetings to all from Pioneer Network!  May you slow down enough to recognize and enjoy the gifts we are surrounded by each day – a smile of gratitude in reply for having assisted an elder, a helping hand… Read more

Planning Ahead to Make Connections in Denver

Joan Devine Director of Education, Pioneer Network Being a virtual organization like Pioneer Network, with the staff and board of directors living and working from points across the country has its benefits, but for those of us who believe in… Read more

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Resources to Help you Begin or Continue Your Culture Change Journey

We are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you are just getting started or you have been on the culture change journey for some time, here are valuable resources, developed by leading experts to help you implement organizational culture change and person-directed care.

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Toolkits, Books & More

In our store you'll find the tools you need to be successful implementing culture change. We have starter kits and staff education programs, developed by experts and tested by care providers.

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We want you — to help make culture change the norm in this country!  Each person can, and does, make a difference — and we need your engagement to achieve the vision of a culture of aging that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful.

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