Monday Events + Descriptions

Monday Morning Workshop:

Bridging Aging and Disability in ADS
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speakers:  Lisa Peters-Beumer, NADSA; Kathryn Pears, National Task Group on Intellectual Disability and Dementia Practice; Mandy Speakman, Easterseals Southern California; Kathleen Kolenda,  Easterseals Southern California
Description: Like the general aging population, people with intellectual disabilities (I/DD) are facing a demographic shift.  Providers must be prepared to welcome and support people with I/DD and their families into later life.  ADS is well positioned to do this! There are benefits and considerations when bridging aging and disability in ADS. What does this mean for program and service design? How can a person-centered approach lead to a truly inclusive program?  What new partnerships are necessary? Presenters will share approaches, models, tools and strategies.

All Day Workshop

Opening an Adult Day Center: From Start-Up to Success
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Speakers: Beth Meyer-Arnold, RN, MS: Overview and framework for opening an adult day center;
Lyn Geboy, PhD: A systems approach to developing your adult day center and Person-Centered Care in Practice;
Kathleen Kolenda: Business planning and multiple site issues;
Amanda Sillars, MSW, LCSW: Policies, procedures and forms needed for adult day services;
Chris Lecher Powers: Collaborating with community partners to develop a day center; Sharon Woodard Crawford: Opening the independent adult day center
Description: Starting an adult day center is no easy task. Keeping one going after it has launched is filled with challenges, too. Commitment to understanding the field, resources and partnerships in your community, the needs of the target markets, the financial picture and business knowledge are just the beginning. Give yourself the advantage you need to succeed by gathering insight from today’s leading experts in adult day services. Join us in this full-day workshop.

Morning Site-Visits:
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Choose one of the three site options: limit 10 people on each site visit. 

Maria’s Adult Day Center: CEO/owner Marie Winer’s enthusiasm, creativity and thoughtfulness will be evident as she shares marketing strategies including her work with caregiver education and community partnerships. Maria will discuss specific strategies she has used to establish Seminole as Florida’s first “Purple City” (a “Purple City” is a public-private civic initiative for increasing dementia awareness among citizens and dementia capability among businesses, local government agencies, non-profits, health care providers, faith-based communities, and other stakeholders). Maria will talk about advocacy work with businesses that has helped promote awareness of Adult Day Services in Seminole. A for-profit, private pay operation open for just four years, she was encouraged by a local hospital to open another center. This storefront location features an inviting, person centered and low-budget design. This center is 15 miles from the hotel; the estimated drive time for site visit is 45 min during rush hour.

Suncoast PACE Site:  The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is sponsored by Empath Health, which is our Hospice provider for our area and provides comprehensive medical and social services to a varied elderly population, most of whom are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. An interdisciplinary team of health professionals provides coordinated care to PACE participants, both at the adult day center and at home. The PACE model of care is an established Medicare provider, which enables states to provide PACE services to Medicaid beneficiaries as a state option. Elaine Jensen, who was involved in the start-up of the program, will describe the program and details about the benefits, staffing and administration needed, services provided, enrollment and financing. This center is 15 miles from the hotel; the estimated drive time for site visit is 45 min during rush hour.

Sea Breeze Adult Day Center: After 22 years in the banking industry, CEO/owner Natalie Lemke chose a new path. Referencing the adult day-specific planning and design guidelines manual, Designing A Better Day to start up and remodel an office building into a functional center. Natalie will share her start-up experiences including finding a site, building out the spaces (i.e., laying the 3000+ sq. ft. floor by herself), developing business relationships (i.e., contracting with Boston Market for food service), and start-to-finish, licensing and opening her day center in less than a year. Hear why she hired a consultant and made the decision to purchase the building. Natalie will share her successes and lessons learned. Sea Breeze’s growing program, in operation since March 2017, is licensed for 54 per day. This center is 6 miles from the hotel; the estimated drive time for site visit is 15 min during rush hour.

Afternoon Site visits:
2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Choose one of the three site options: limit 10 people on each site visit.

Maria’s Adult Day Center: CEO/owner Marie Winer’s enthusiasm, creativity and thoughtfulness will be evident as she shares marketing strategies including her work with caregiver education and community partnerships. Maria will discuss specific strategies she has used to establish Seminole as Florida’s first “Purple City” (a “Purple City” is a public-private civic initiative for increasing dementia awareness among citizens and dementia capability among businesses, local government agencies, non-profits, health care providers, faith-based communities, and other stakeholders). Maria will talk about advocacy work with businesses that has helped promote awareness of Adult Day Services in Seminole. A for-profit, private pay operation open for just four years, she was encouraged by a local hospital to open another center. This storefront location features an inviting, person centered and low-budget design. This center is 15 miles from the hotel; the estimated drive time for site visit is 45 min during rush hour.

Hillsborough County Phyllis Busansky Adult Day Services Center:  The Phyllis H. Busansky Adult Day Services Center is one of three designated centers in the state of Florida receiving state funding as a “model adult day.” The purpose of each model day program is to provide holistic service delivery to persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related memory disorders, linkage with memory disorder clinics for research and diagnosis, and training for health care and social service personnel. In operation for 38 years, this center has a unique perspective on the challenges and advantages of functioning in a governmental system. This site visit will provide NADSA members with a glimpse into the diversity of funding, services, opportunities and challenges involved in operating a county aging services continuum of care. This center is 20 miles from the hotel; the estimated drive time for site visit is 45-50 min during rush hour.

Sea Breeze Adult Day Center:  After 22 years in the banking industry, CEO/owner Natalie Lemke chose a new path. Referencing the adult day-specific planning and design guidelines manual, Designing A Better Day to start up and remodel an office building into a functional center. Natalie will share her start-up experiences including finding a site, building out the spaces (i.e., laying the 3000+ sq. ft. floor by herself), developing business relationships (i.e., contracting with Boston Market for food service), and start-to-finish, licensing and opening her day center in less than a year. Hear why she hired a consultant and made the decision to purchase the building. Natalie will share her successes and lessons learned. Sea Breeze’s growing program, in operation since March 2017, is licensed for 54 per day. This center is 6 miles from the hotel; the estimated drive time for site visit is 15 min during rush hour.

Monday Afternoon Workshop

Marketing and Service Diversification to Grow Profitability
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Presenters: 
 Christi Clark and Joel Bednoski, Insight Memory Care Center and Julie Juarez-Ceja, Alzheimer Disease Association of Kern County
Description: Join us for an afternoon with successful center leadership to hear about developing a marketing plan and materials, communicating with your stakeholders, successful sales calls, identifying potential referral sources, increasing referrals and promoting your programs in the community partnerships. As an aging and disability service we are often faced with dwindling Federal funding.  This session will provide opportunities for how to make your organization stand out among the rest.  We will provide best practices in successful marketing and fundraising strategies.

Welcome Reception and Silent Auction
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  

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