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Webinar Series

Setting the Stage for Culture Change:
Preparing for Our Aging Population

Session 1: Kim McRae Overview of Culture Change & Person-Centered Care

Kim McRae comes to long-term care, Culture Change and person-centered caring through an 11 year history as a family caregiver and a consumer of aging services.  Experiencing first-hand the system as it is, and wanting better for her mother, Barbara, who had Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy Body dementia, Kim has been studying dementia care and long-term care in depth for more than eight years.

Together with a B.A. in Journalism/Advertising from The University of NC at Chapel Hill; a background in consumer marketing, PR and advertising; and a deep desire to help others, Kim has become a “Family Caregiver Turned Educator/Advocate.” Kim promotes person-centered aging services, humanizing dementia care and Culture Change.

In addition to her work with her company Have a Good Life, she is serving on the Marketing and Communications Committee and the National Coalitions Committee of The Pioneer Network as well as several other national task groups related to culture change.
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Handouts from the PowerPoint presentation.
Article about the language of Culture Change

Session 2: Karen Stobbe Dementia and Communication

Karen Stobbe was working as an actress, director, writer and instructor of theatre when her Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her life has taken on a new focus and new meaning in combining the knowledge of her two worlds into one life work. Karen is an improvisational actress, writer, caregiver and Project Director of In the Moment, a training program for caregivers. She now lives in an intergenerational home in Black Mountain, NC with her husband Mondy Carter, daughter Grace, and her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease.
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Handouts from the PowerPoint presentation.

Session 3: Steve Shields Vision and Leadership

Steve Shields is the President & CEO of Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community and Meadowlark Household Services, LLC in Manhattan, KS.  Steve is an international leader in the creation of the “Household Model” and provides consulting and education to providers on the model and its application. Participants from over 40 states and 10 foreign countries have utilized this experience to further deepen their culture change journeys. He is the only known development and start-up consultant within the resident-directed framework who has lived as an operator, a developer, an educator, and consultant. Shields, along with LaVrene Norton, authored a book, “In Pursuit of the Sunbeam, a Guide to Transform Institution Into Home”, that has currently sold in all fi fty states and numerous foreign countries.
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Handouts from the PowerPoint presentation
Facilitating Learning Circles

Session 4: Karen Nichols Implementation, "How To . . ." & Celebrating Success

Karen is the administrator (Village Mentor) of The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greer, South Carolina.  She is responsible for mentoring and leadering a community of 144 elders and 200 plus staff members.
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Handouts from the PowerPoint presentation