Pioneer Networking and the Culture Change Movement

We are glad you are interested in staying up to date with the latest news and events in the culture change movement.  Check back here regularly to read blog posts from both Pioneer Network staff and other culture change and person-directed care experts.

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

Wisdom from our Leaders: The Importance of WHY

Sonya Barseness I remember when I first learned about the Pioneer Network and culture change. I had been in the field of aging and long-term care for several years and I was disappointed. I felt that we could do better… Read more

The Anatomy of a “Change Adept Organization”

Margie McLaughlin Visiting and working with nursing homes all around the country on a regular basis gives me the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful, hardworking, and generous staff, who work there. These incredible souls continue to amaze me. Unlike other… Read more

2018 Conference Attendees… Tell us about your experience

One lucky survey-taker will win free registration to the 2019 Pioneering a New Culture of Aging Conference in Louisville, KY, August 4 – 7. Double your odds by completing both the on-line survey and App 5 Star Ratings. Deadline for completion: Tuesday,… Read more

Taking Time to Fill Your Cup

Reflections on the 2018 Conference Joan Devine, Pioneer Network, Director of Education I was sitting in my office one day in late July 2007, and I got a call from the CEO of what was then the Missouri Association for… Read more