Recently I had the pleasure of connecting with Alena Dailey, Integrative Arts Manager for Hospice of the Chesapeake while hosting AGE-u-cate's quarterly chat for Compassionate Touch® coaches. Have you ever connected with someone and instantly felt a sense of comfort? Like you've known this person forever, but you just met? That's what it was like talking to Alena! She's passionate about elevating quality of life for elders and creative in how to accomplish her mission. Here's a simple yet powerful quote from Alena:
“A lot of people forget patients still need human touch”
"Preparing our healthcare professionals to work with the aging population must include quality dementia training. We've found the gold standard with Dementia Live🅡", Michelle Kimzey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
A delightful benefit of being a part of the AGE-u-cate team is being inspired by our clients and seeing the impact of our programs on their business.
Last Spring I had the pleasure of connecting with Ellie Webb, Dementia Care Specialist for the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the North in Wisconsin. That connection led to an in-person visit to train Ellie and 9 other team members from surrounding counties supported by the ADRC of the North to become Dementia Live® Coaches. Apart from the beautiful drive through rural Wisconsin as I made my way to the tip of the state on the coast of Lake Superior, spending time with such passionate people anchored in a similar mission to ignite change for their communities filled by buckets and my soul! View my full LinkedIn post for more pictures.