March 16, 2018

Advocacy & Policy

Professional Development

Register Today!
Management Leadership Series 2018

Department directors, team leaders, supervisors, and mid managers - do you have all the tools you need to engage your team? Could you use a fresh perspective and new ideas? Plan to join us and learn more about what it takes to create an effective team. Sessions will be highly interactive. We encourage you to register for the entire series for maximum benefit. However, individual session registrations are welcome. Register onlineDownload brochure.

Create a Highly Engaged Effective Team
Facilitated by Rick Schlentz of EXTRA!Ordinary, Inc.

Part 1: April 11 at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem
Part 2: August 15 at WhiteStone in Greensboro

$200 for series and $125 per session
Non-member: $300 for series and $175 per session
4.0 NHA CEUs per session

Registration Opens this Month!
2018 Spring Conference and Trade Show

May 14-17, 2018

The Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC

Registration will open later this month! Look for announcements by email, social media, and on our website. Preview conference schedule here. General conference information.

Download 2018 Event and Education Calendar

Please click here to view and print LeadingAge North Carolina's 2018 Event and Education Calendar for yourself and your staff. Be sure to mark your calendar for several programs. Be on the lookout for registration announcements by email, social media, and on our website. We look forward to seeing you!

Certified Eden at Home Associate Training
April 24-26, 2018
Carol Woods Retirement Community
Chapel Hill

This 3-day training empowers participants to serve as change agents, prepared to infuse person-directed practices into the daily operations of their organizations. Participants learn how to apply the Eden Alternative Ten Principles across all settings to create a life worth living for all members of the care partner team.

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More Information

Communities may register up to 2 participants, space is very limited.
Questions? Call 585-461-3951

Are We Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap?
Wednesday, March 21
$35, members
$50, non-members
Register Now

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits is hosting the third webinar of its "Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits" series. Building Movement Project (BMP) co-director Frances Kunreuther will discuss Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap, the first report in BMP’s Race to Lead series that explores why there are so few leaders of color in the nonprofit sector. Based on results from a national survey of over 4,000 nonprofit staff members, the report finds that people of color and white respondents are equally qualified, and that people of color are more likely to be interested in becoming a nonprofit leader. The discussion will also include a report on the LGBTQ subsample, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap.

Register Now for Infection Control Program Offered in March

S.P.I.C.E. offers this three-day program every spring and fall. It is designed to provide participants with current and practical information for the recognition and management of common infection prevention issues in non-acute care facilities, with an emphasis on long term care. Basic statistics for surveillance and antibiotic stewardship are new additions to the course.

Infection Control in Long Term Care Facilities
March 26-28, 2018
Another program is scheduled for Sept. 10-12, 2018.
Registration for this program will open in July.
William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC

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Get a Course Quote by clicking here

Advance Care Planning Workshops
For a list of Advance Care Planning Workshops across North Carolina, click here.

Northwest Region:
20 – 1pm Trinity Oaks – Salisbury, NC
27 – 1pm King Senior Center – King, NC

Register here. 
East Region:
19 – 5pm Vidant Wellness Center, Greenville, NC
20 – 2pm Edenton House: Affinity Living ALF,Edenton NC
20 – 11:30am Vidant Wellness Center, Washington, NC
21 – 5:30pm Dare County Center, Manteo NC

28 – 9am Pitt Council on Aging, Greenville, NC
28 – 10am Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library, Edenton, NC

Register here.


Strategic Thinking

Uber Launches Healthcare Platform
March 1, 2018, HealthcareDIVE

Gender and Age: A Focus on Women
Winter 2018, American Society on Aging

Can't Find Your Keys? Don't Panic
March 5, 2018, BU Today

Burning Out: What Really Happen Inside a Crematorium
March 1, 2018, Popular Mechanics

News and Notes

LeadingAge National Awards

The 2018 national LeadingAge Awards Call for Submissions is now open. The LeadingAge Annual Awards honor LeadingAge member organizations and individuals that embody excellence in nonprofit aging services. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.

50 percent

That’s the percentage of Americans who are going with cremation after death, up from less than 5 percent of Americans in 1980. That growth is due to a number of factors — one being the high cost of burial, another being increased societal and religious tolerance for cremation. In some areas like California, South Florida and Oregon that number is as high as 60 to 80 percent.

Dementia, Caregiving, and Transportation

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center's newest publication, Dementia, Caregiving and Transportation— highlights a range of transportation resources and provides recommendations for various community sectors to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. The publication also includes dementia friendly tips for transit drivers, items to include in a travel kit for a loved one living with dementia and more.

Long Term and Post Acute Health IT Summit

LeadingAge CAST is convening this year's long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) Health IT Summit, themed Technology Connecting the Healthcare Eco-System. The event will to bring LTPAC providers together with acute care providers, payers, health IT vendors, health information exchange intermediaries, consultants, system integrators, and solution providers with a shared goal—to discuss how technology is connecting the healthcare ecosystem in the era of health and payment reforms. LeadingAge North Carolina members can use Coupon Code LA_CAST18 to get $100 off the registration fee. To learn more please click here. Join Us!

Who Should Attend?

  • Healthcare strategists and executive leadership in healthcare and LTPAC sector
  • Medical and nursing directors of LTPAC provider organizations
  • Acute health care sector serving older adults
  • Payers and health plans serving older adults.
  • Government representatives from HHS, CMS, ONC, and other health and human services authorities
  • Clinicians
  • IT professionals, executives, thought leaders, consultants, and vendors

Volunteer Spotlight

Ursula Robinson


Social Media

What Book Do You Love?  #LANCBooks

Visit our Facebook page and Twitter page and post the title of a book that has been inspirational to you professionally and why (briefly). When you post please use the hashtag #LANCBooks and be sure to like and follow us. We'll compile the book titles and share the list with everyone after the close of the campaign, April 13. At press time, 11 folks have posted to #LANCBooks, let's keep growing that number and get a great list of books going!

Everyone who submits a post will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $200 Barnes and Noble gift certificates. Three lucky winners' names will be drawn at our Spring Conference this May in Asheville, but you do not have to be present to win. One winner will be from a member community and another from a member business...a third certificate will be presented to an individual who is not a staff person of a member community or business. Let's build our reading list together!


It's official! LeadingAge North Carolina members can now buy from US Foods through Value First GPO (group purchasing organization). Contact your representative Vanessa Ceasar for additional information about the new US Foods contract at 404-421-3956.


Eligible Plans: Voice plans $39 and above. Data Plans $50 and above.
Discounts: Corporate and Individual Employees 25% off recurring monthly charges for eligible plans.

Eligible Plans: Calling plans $34.99 or higher. Data features $24.99 or higher.
Corporate Discount: 22% off recurring monthly charges
Individual Employee Discount: 22% (19% plus 3% with electronic bill pay)

Looking for savings? Now is a good time to compare what you are currently paying for housekeeping and janitorial supplies to pricing available through Value First GPO.

Call or send an email to Vanessa Ceasar to schedule a housekeeping supplies cost study for your community, and to sign up for AT&T or Verizon employee cellular discounts at 404-421-3956.

Value First, an affiliate of Vizient/Provista, is a group purchasing organization owned by LeadingAge national and twenty-five state associations, including LeadingAge North Carolina. Value First is designed to leverage the buying power of thousands of senior service providers across the country to get the best pricing on a comprehensive array of products and services.