Webinars from Our Partners

How Tech Can Foster Person-Centered Connection During Social Isolation

Contributed by: iN2L and & McKnight’s Senior Living

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Now more than ever, the effect that connection can have on older adults cannot be understated. During this time of precautionary isolation, ensuring this population feels connected — both to their interests and to their loved ones — is even more critical to reducing feelings of loneliness and the negative effects those feelings could have on their health.

In this session, Jack York and Kristi Stoglin from iN2L will provide insights into the importance of person-centered engagement and connection and share the benefits it creates for multiple stakeholders surrounding the elder in a senior living model. Learn how you can maintain this connection for your residents and experience the benefits throughout your community, even when social distancing is required.

Join this session to learn:

  • How person-centered engagement benefits elders and the communities they live in
  • Ideas for creating connection during social distancing
  • Examples of specific technologies to support social connections and engagement

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Can’t attend live? You should still register!
A recording will be sent out following the live event

Free, Online Learning Opportunities to Help in Navigating COVID-19

Contributed by: The Eden Alternative

Need help navigating COVID-19?  The Eden Alternative is offering a variety of free, online learning opportunities to help build community, offer encouragement, and promote the exchange of creative ideas and solutions. Go to www.bit.ly/OutbreakEducation to learn how to access free webinars and Facebook LIVE events. Topics will range from eliminating loneliness, helplessness, and boredom in the era of social distancing, how to control infection while supporting well-being, and dealing with increasing ageism and ableism due to the virus.

Keep Your Head Up and Your Feet Beneath You Amidst Dementia and Covid-19

Contributed by:  AGEuCate

April 13, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Bailie Hillman, the Mary Poppins of Activity Professionals, will bring her carpet bag “full of tricks” to this fun and informative webinar.

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Contributed by:  Action Pact

Strategies for Turning Social Distancing into Social Engagement

Friday, April 17, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Healthy social engagements are never more important than during troubling times like these. But how do we encourage them in our care environments? Our two experts, Megan and Carmen, have much to share on the subject.

Please note that there is a charge for this webinar, however, Action Pact in recognizing the struggle everyone faces in getting through this shared crisis, and so they would like to offer a little help. They are offering a one-time use “coupon”, good for any of their webinars between now and July.

To take advantage of this offer, when paying for the webinar, type in SUNBEAM100 and click on Apply to remove cost.

Resident Engagement and COVID-19
Contributed by: Linked Senior

Managing in the Time of COVID-19:  Engagement for People Living with Dementia

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Making it Happen- Now is the Time to Change the Lens of Aging

Wednesday, April 14, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

On-demand webinar from April 1 with Dawn Worsley, joined by Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute will share her insights on how caregivers can support people living with dementia at this time.

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Contributed by: The Greenhouse Project®

Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing!
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

This webinar examines the importance of recognizing that people living with dementia (PLWD) have the ability (as well as the right) to live in a social environment that offers opportunities for real relationships and normal social experiences with real animals, real children, and real people.

Workforce Culture & LGBT Staff: Creating a More Inclusive Workplace
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

This webinar examines the importance of communities being more creative with their recruitment process and demonstrating an inclusive culture that will attract a more diverse population that in turn increases their pool of candidates.

Engagement in a Time of Quarantine
Contributed by: Timeslips


TimeSlips says “Yes, And” to connecting with each other during COVID-19 and has been busy generating creative solutions to lockdowns. For a healthy dose of inspiration, join us as we recount a busy week of conversations and brainstorming with the TimeSlips network.

Webinar Recording: https://timeslips.org/admin/news/28/edit

Timeslips is now offering weekly inspirations, delivered to your inbox for enhanced creativity! To sign up for these or for their monthly newsletter, please click here: https://timeslips.org/resources/newsletter-archives

Let’s Talk about Person-Centered Care During Pandemics
Contributed by: Planetree International



Please join leaders from Planetree International and Language of Caring for a free 60-minute webinar to address your concerns and questions about how to maintain a person-centered culture in the midst of the current COVID-19 outbreak.

The webinar has been recorded for those unable to participate live.

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Inspirations from Webinar Attendees

Coronavirus Impact & Strategies for Dementia
Contributed by: Dementia Action Alliance


Dr. Al Power is going to lead the discussion and answer questions. The webinar recording will be available on the DAA website on Friday, March 20.

Optimizing Health and Wellness in a World Plagued by Coronavirus: A Conversation with Dr. Richard Carmona and Dr. William Shrank
Contributed by: International Council on Active Aging

Thought leaders: Richard Carmona , MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States and now Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch, and Dr. William Shrank, MD, MSHS, Chief Medical Officer at Humana.

Discussion: During this thought-provoking conversation Dr. Carmona and Dr. Shrank will discuss what you really need to know about this Coronavirus. And, how you, your team, and your organization can respond to these challenges in order to ensure the physical, emotional and mental health of your residents and members.

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COVID-19:  Resources and Information for Food and Nutrition Services
Contributed by: Becky Dorner & Associates

Available on demand

Learn the most current information and resources to assist you during these challenging times.
After attending this session attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify key resources for “best practice” in nutrition and food safety for effective implementation
  2. Educate food and nutrition staff on how to keep employees and patients/residents safe
  3. Educate staff using credible resources
  4. Utilize practical applications of emerging best practice guidelines to meet physical and psychosocial needs in post-acute care patients/residents

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