Month: October 2018

Supporting Diet Liberalization in Health Care Communities

Devra Shiba, RD, CSG, LDN, CDP Sr. Manager Clinical Nutrition-Midwest/Southeast-Sodexo Seniors Since  Pioneer Network released the New Dining Practice Standards in August 2011, agreed to by twelve standard setting organizations, health care communities continue to look for ways to support… Read more

A Team Versus a Collection of Individuals

Mike Hawkins, President, Alpine Link Corporation, author of Activating Your Ambition: A Guide to Coaching the Best Out of Yourself and Others   Contrast two teams each within a different company. The first team calls itself the “Silos.” The Silos… Read more

Sometimes You Just Have to Shake it Up!

Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network   “I like stirring the pot – I think it’s part of my duty, to shake people up a bit – make them look at things in a different way.” Nina Bawden  … Read more

A New Culture of Aging — Making it Happen

Penny Cook, Pioneer Network President & CEO Advocating for change is what Pioneer Network is all about. Not just any change, but deep and meaningful change. It’s what we ask of others, and it’s what we have to ask of… Read more

Reviving the Joy of Reading

Susan Ostrowski, MA, MS, CCC-SLP Reading2Connect, Co-Founder Mr. D stared out the window. When I approached him, he asked, “Tomorrow’s Sunday?” I said “Yes.” He looked forlorn. For years, Mr. D and his family had discussed the week’s political events… Read more