How are you being creative?
In the recent issue of Renaissance Magazine (May/June 2011) we featured an article by Mercer County Office on Aging Director, Eileen Doremus. In the article Ms. Doremus talks about creative ways to engage older adults living in residential care settings (assisted livings, nursing facilities, etc). The article also featured some information on how some NJ Activity/Recreation professionals are being creative, as well as, what their challenges are for remaining creative in those settings.
Creativity often grows when you share ideas with others, given that, Ms. Doremus was interested upon completing her article with what others might have to add. So, NJFA gladly welcomes you to share here on our blog and comments, challenges, ideas or feedback on creativity in residential settings for older adults. This has the potential to be a great discussion, so get to it! Creativity is all about sharing!
To see the article please visit: www.njfoundationforaging.org/ren.html
The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) will host its 12th Annual Conference on Thursday June 10, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza in Jamesburg.
This informative conference will feature two nationally recognized keynote speakers, Donna Butts of Generations United will present best practice models of program consolidation, serving diverse client populations in shared sites. This is seen as an effective cost-saving measure when municipal and local government are facing funding cuts. Bob Blancato, former Director of the White House Conference on Aging will present information regarding the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act in the afternoon. He will provide advocates with the needed skills to be effectively engaged in the legislative process. NJFA is pleased that Ms. Butts and Mr. Blancato will be able to share valuable information with the attendees of the conference.
The day will also feature morning and afternoon concurrent sessions, topics include Music and Your Brain, the Ethical and Legal Responsibility of Reporting Elder Abuse and Managing Chronic Disease. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees. The cost of attending NJFA‚Äôs 12th Annual Conference is $70; a reduced price of $60 is available for NJ Government representatives and for groups of 3 or more from the same agency. CEU‚Äôs for Social Work, LNHA/CALA and recreation/activities professionals are available for a $20 fee.
Visit www.njfoundationforaging.org/events.html for the online brochure and registration form or call NJFA at 609-421-0206. Registration forms can be mailed to 176 West State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 or faxed to 609-421-2006. Registration fees are payable by check or credit card, Visa or MasterCard only.
¬†For more information visit, www.njfoundationforaging.org or call 609-421-0206. The Crowne Plaza is located just off the NJ Turnpike at Exit 8A.