1-Day Workshop

Creating the Climate for Vibrant Living

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APRIL 24, 2014

Milwaukee, WI



MAY 6, 2014

New Holland, PA



NOVEMBER 12, 2014

Salem (Roanoke), VA



Workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lunch and snacks provided



Action Pact Historic Building

7709 W. Lisbon Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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Garden Spot Village
433 South Kinzer Avenue
Garden Towers room
New Holland, PA 17557
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The Oaks at Richfield Living Campus
Allegheny Room
3706 Knollridge Road
Salem, VA 24153
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This workshop is based on the "Vibrant Living" scrapbook, co-authored by LaVrene Norton and Carmen Bowman, published by Action Pact. Both the workshop and the “scrapbook” are rich with an abundance of ideas for energizing household life.

Learn how household living unlocks independence and fosters interdependence. Home sets the stage for natural engagement: just start something, sing a song, bake a cake, and people come. This is normal. This is home. This is a vibrant daily life.  Households provide the opportunity for people to reclaim their lives and sit again in the driver’s seat. This workshop will provide you the opportunity to learn how to contribute to this good daily life for the people in your care.


The spirit and methodology will inspire you, whether you're in households, neighborhoods or even a traditional setting.  Learn to focus on transforming the institution into a homey and vibrant place where residents can experience daily life as they’ve always known it. Residents, back in the driver’s seat and with new resources, will once again experience meaning and purpose in life.


 ~   Introductions

 ~   Culture change has set the stage

 ~   Households bring the new standards to life

 ~   What is vibrant living?

 ~   The hallmarks of home

 ~   Understanding the challenge

 ~   Meaningful life

 ~   Tag 248

 ~   Life of the team means life in the house

 ~   Jazzing up daily home life

 ~   Resident in the driver’s seat

 ~   Q&A session


Presented in Milwaukee (April) by Glenn Blacklock, MA, LNHA

Glenn has a Master of Arts, Leisure Studies with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Iowa. In his 15 years as Administrator of Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL he led the organization through their culture change and pioneered many initiatives for elders in the facility that challenged what it means to be “frail.” Now an Action Pact Consultant, Glenn has developed and leads the workshop Unlock the Life Within:  the Key to Elder Wellness.


Presented in Virginia (November) by Megan Hannan, MS

Megan has provided insight and support around quality of life, dementia care, leadership, and change facilitation for over 25 years. She has held leadership roles with both Eden Alternative International and The Pioneer Network, where she is on the Board of Directors and was President from 2009 to 2012. She has presented numerous state, national and international conferences including the World Congress on Alzheimer’s, and the International Eden Alternative conference. Megan developed Action Pact’s signature train the trainer program, PersonFirst®, including the workbook and video titled Becoming Who They Were.


CEUs: The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) has approved the above named program for 6 clock hours.


Sessions begin at 8:30am and continue until 3:30pm, and include lunch.


Pricing: A single registration is $120. If sending more than one person from the same organization, registration is $99 per attendee.

To find out how your organization can co-sponsor this workshop, call (414) 258-3649 or email marsha.poulsen@actionpact.com.

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