RI Generations hosts symposium and awards dinner June 7-8

PROVIDENCE – RI Generations, a Rhode Island coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing culture change in senior-living communities, will host its 10th Annual Person Centered Care Symposium and Imogene Higbie Awards Dinner, June 7-8 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick.

Symposium speakers include Dr. G. Allen Power, an award-winning author, board certified internist and geriatrician, and Schlegel Chair for Innovation in Aging and Dementia at Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Steve Shields, president and CEO of Action Pact Holdings and a leader in the household model; and Nancy Fox, chief innovation officer of Vivage Senior Living and a motivational speaker. Other speakers, including Joseph Angelelli, Marguerite McLaughlin, Dr. David Gifford and Karen Schoeneman, will provide practical and innovative information regarding the continued shift from institutional to individualized care.

At the June 7 awards dinner, RI Generations will give the Imogene Higbie Direct Care Awards to direct care staff who have gone above and beyond to implement culture change within their senior-living communities. These awards were inspired by the late Imogene Higbie, a dedicated community advocate for social change and transforming aging in America.

“Our coalition consists of many outstanding members of the health care community,” Kevin McKay, president of RI Generations and executive director of Tockwotton on the Waterfront, said in the statement. “With the continued growth of culture change, we are always seeking additional community advocates and health care professionals to join us in our mission to promote person-centered care.”

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To purchase tickets for the symposium or the dinner, visit www.rigenerations.org/symposium. For more information about RI Generations, visit: www.rigenerations.org.

Nancy Kirsch is a PBN contributing writer.