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This workshop, devoted to Activity Directors, Social Workers, Resident Services, offers time for sharing of best practices and activities, updates on AL State regulations, documentation, mens' activities as well as creative activities, the volunteer program orientation, how to deal with difficult families, and information on The Birdsong Tablet, and more.

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Williamsburg Landing - Anderson Auditorium
5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia  23185
United States
Contact: Paula Ropelewski

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8:30-9:00               Breakfast and Registration and Icebreaker Game

9:00-9:15               Welcome/Housekeeping Issues

9:15-9:45               Overview of Assisted Living State Regulation Update

                              Ivy Burnham, Adult Programs Licensing Administrator, DSS

9:45-10:15             The Importance of Activity Department Regulations and Documentation

                              Rebecca Merritt, Manor Care Imperial Plaza

10:15-10:45           Activities that Men Prefer

                              TBD, Williamsburg Landing

10:45                     Break

11:00-12:00           Research Study: Relationship between therapeutic recreation staff and behavior/

                              psychological symptoms of dementia and psychotropic medication use

                              Paul Aravich, PhD, Eastern Virginia Medical School

12:00-1:00             Lunch with Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

                              (popular activities, creative use of volunteers, stressful parts of job, newsletter/story swap)

1:00-1:30                Volunteers are Givers - Volunteer Program Orientation

                              Becky Sims Pere, Williamsburg Landing

1:30                       Break

1:45-3:00               The Birdsong Tablet 

                              Aisha Azher, Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

3:00 -3:30               Ethical Issues in Long-Term Care

                               Rebecca Merritt, ManorCare Imperial Plaza                              

3:30                       Wrap-Up: please hand in feedback forms