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2021 Institute and Expo Call for Presentations Now Open

A LeadingAge Minnesota summertime tradition continues – the annual Call for Presentations process for our Institute & Expo. While the hope and plan is that everyone will be able to gather again and in person in February 2021, the lesson learned so far is that life is full of uncertainties and that flexibility is key in moving forward. 

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2020 Connect Conference Features “Hot Topic” Programs

This year’s Connect Conference (Aug. 19-20) features a line-up of timely topics for assisted living, senior housing and home care providers. Join us – virtually! – to hear about the latest developments in the roll out of assisted living licensure, the path to becoming a licensed assisted living director, and how COVID-19 is changing our field. 

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We’re Going Virtual - Education & Events

It’s a sign of the times. Due to the continued social distancing guidance and diligence in protecting the people who serve our older adults, we have made the decision to convert all remaining education and conferences to online virtual events this year.

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Virtual Connect Conference is Aug. 19-20, Registration Opens Today

Our annual summer conference for senior housing, assisted living and home care is the first major event to be offered in virtual format. Connect Conference is two days of education and networking. Local television personality Joe Schmit is the opening keynote speaker on Aug.19.  

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Expedited Feeding Assistant Curriculum is Available at No Cost!

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has waived the 8-hour training requirement for Paid Feeding Assistants during the public health emergency. Our partners at EduCare have released the only MDH approved expedited curriculum in Minnesota, which is a 2.5 hour online course with competencies. There is no cost to this program.  

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Dementia Care Certificate Program Begins Next Week, Meets State Requirements for Training

Time is running out to register for the Dementia Care Certificate Program that begins next week.  

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Dementia Care Certificate Program Begins May 28 and June 5

Our popular four-part Dementia Care Certificate Program begins with two webinars on May 28 and June 5.  

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Finding Hope – May 7 Webinar Explores Role of Spirituality in Building Resilience

Join our free webinar, Finding Hope in the Time of COVID-19 – Building Resilience Through Spirituality, on May 7 and explore the role of spirituality in building resilience. 

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May 20 Webinar: Sales & Marketing During Social Distancing

Even when you can’t give live tours of your building, there are a lot of things you can still do to keep your prospects engaged and promote the positive stories happening within your senior living community.  

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Free Resources: Managing Stress during COVID-19

Faculty from St. Catherine University’s Holistic Health Studies Program have shared two resources designed to help reduce stress experienced by those providing care to older adults in a variety of settings during COVID-19. The items are available at no charge.

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COVID-19 Webinar Resource Library

Did you miss one our COVID-19 webinars? You can now access them in our COVID-19 Webinar Resource Library.  

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Adult Day Webinar - Applying for Small Business Loans under CARES Act

Adult Day Services providers should participate in our Small Business Loans for Adult Day Providers Under the CARES Act webinar on Thursday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. to explore the types of loans that are available and which ones might be the best fit for you.  

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Just-In-Time COVID-19 Training Module Available from EduCare

In response to the growing need for COVID-19 training and education, our online training partner EduCare released a new course focused on COVID-19 symptoms and reporting protocols, proper preparation protocols, state infection prevention and control practices and what to do if you suspect a respiratory illness.  

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LeadingAge MN Postpones Education Events

In response to guidance to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the 2020 Sales & Marketing in Senior Living certificate program has been postponed until later this year. In addition, we have postponed the Performance Excellence in Aging Services workshop.

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CEUs Available for March 30 Performance Excellence Workshop

Regulations. Payment. Consumers. What do they all have common? Quality. You need a comprehensive strategy for continuous quality improvement, and we have the solution. Your first step to Performance Excellence in Aging Services begins March 30.  

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What’s So Different About Marketing and Selling Senior Housing?

In a word, a lot. The senior housing market is different than almost any other, and sales and marketing professionals need specific skills to effectively position your community and assist consumers in one of the most important decisions of their life.  

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Registration Open for Health Care Engineers Conference

Registration is open for the Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Spring Conference, set for Friday, May 1 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.  

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Leadership Academy Applications Due March 2

Applications to become a fellow in the 2020 Leadership Academy are due on March 2. This acclaimed program focuses on developing and strengthening personal and professional leadership qualities. 

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Quality Improvement: It’s Time for a New Direction

Quality. It’s the leading indicator of your reputation, reimbursement and capacity to thrive in the evolving healthcare and consumer marketplace. Need help removing the roadblocks and detours on your path to quality improvement? We have a new direction. Take the first steps toward Performance Excellence in Aging Services in March. 

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