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The ADVANCE conference for Adult Day highlights person-centered care, use of social media, cultural competency, and personnel policies and procedures.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:00 PM
Where: George Washington Hotel
103 E. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, Virginia  22601
United States
Contact: Paula Ropelewski

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To register, please call Paula Ropelewski, LeadingAge Virginia, at 804-965-5500, or email at




12:00 noon. – Welcome - Jane Bauknecht, Adult Care Center of the NSV, Winchester

Lunch: (Tomato-Basil soup. Roasted Turkey with Cranberry-Orange Aoli, Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, & Tomato wrapped in a Fresh Wheat Tortilla., or vegetarian sandwich option: Lettuce, Tomato, Roasted Pepper and Manchego Cheese with Hummus on a Pretzel Roll.)  Plate of cookies.

Opening remarks: Jeannie Shiley, CEO, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, LeadingAge Virginia.

Roundtable Discussion  - Facilitator: Michael DiGeronimo (Bring resources to share)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Workplace considerations” (To include topics such as conflict resolution, proper preparation for employee separation, etc.)

Presenter: John Winn, Professor of Business Law, Shenandoah University

2:30 p.m.– Break

2:45 p.m. –3:45 p.m.  “Person-Centered Care”

Amy Bodman, CEO, Circle Center, Richmond, VA


3:45 p.m.  Break


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. “Making the Most of Social Media”

Allison Gentry Szuba, MA

Director of Adult Day Care, Friendship Community, Roanoke, Virginia


5:00 p.m.Dinner:  Cobb Salad, fresh rolls, Chocolate Cup filled with seasonal berries and a vanilla bean crème Anglaise.


FRIDAY, October 27th


8:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Clear and Concise Policy Writing, Assessing your program’s strengths and weaknesses.

 Jonathon “Seth” Chatfield

Assistant Professor of Management - School of Business

Management Sciences


10:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m. - Personnel and Policy Procedure, “The Manual”.

Tammy Martin, HR, Hottel and Willis, P.C.


11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon - Roundtable Discussion (Best Practices) Facilitator: Michael DiGeronimo


12:00 noon – Conference Ends