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.

Old Age Appreciated: The Positive Aging Movement

Ruth Mutzner, PhD 2017 President of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the New York State Psychological Association It’s funny. Old age means endurance, continuity, survival. Things to appreciate, right? But popular culture seems to focus more on the negative… Read more

You Are The Hope

Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services “to get the best out of a man you must look for the best in him” — Bernard Haldane Louie DePalma would never earn the Boss of the Year Award.  Louie was the… Read more

Undercover Boss

Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services  “If you really want people to respond to your leadership, you have to have a personal relationship with them.  They need to know you’re dependable and that you’ll be there if they have… Read more

Three Keys to Influencing People

“The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without ‘playing up’ to anyone — even to himself” Andre Malraux, French Author   Glenn Van Ekeren President, Vetter Health Services   There… Read more

Here’s What Happens When Great Minds Get Together

Denise Scott Executive Round Table, Pioneer Network 2017 What happens when you get a small group of great minds in senior living together to talk about one of our fields biggest challenges: human capital? You get some great ideas that… Read more

A Quick Look into What Supporting Choice Can Look Like

Jennifer Brush and Maggie Calkins   The purpose of The Mayer-Rothschild Person-Centered Care Planning Process is to support long-term care communities in their efforts to honor residents’ choices and preferences that influence quality of care and quality of life, while mitigating potential risks associated with those choices. This process… Read more

Having Fun at the Conference!

  It may be over…but the learning and sharing continues! If you weren’t able to attend the conference or you were there, and of course, with so many sessions, you couldn’t get to everything you wanted to do, there are still opportunities to be a part of it all!… Read more

The Buzz from the Pioneer Network Conference

“There was an Elder who shared how best we should be communicating with our residents. ‘When we’re first getting there, give us space.  Don’t push us, but don’t give us too long’.”  Dayne DuVall, attendee at the session, Leveraging the Wisdom of our Elders. “I… Read more

If aging is so awful, how come no one wants to be younger?

Ashton Applewhite Activist Reprinted with permission from Sunday June 25, 2017 You hear people say, “I wish I were young again,” all the time. Yet I’ve never met anyone who would actually choose to move their game piece back on the… Read more