2017 Action Learning Projects

Witness the passion, desired impact and key learnings of the 2017 Fellow's Action Learning Projects.

Susan Ahern, Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.: Affordable Housing the Acts Way

Brad Andrus, Asbury Communities: Attracting and Developing an Aging Services Workforce

Sarah Arnold, Bethesda Health Group: My Calling to Aging Services

Rhonda Bekkedahl, Channing House: Develop Relationships. Take Action.

Jenna Bichler, Presbyterian Senior Care of Western New York: What Your Story Means to Me

Tracy Biesecker, SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg: The Paradox of Life Versus Living

Denise Brown,  Ohio Living Mt. Pleasant Retirement Village: Innovative Approaches to Attracting the Next Generation Workforce

George Bryan, Acts Retirement-Life Communities, Inc.: Promoting Natural Human Engagement

Derek Buckley, Attic Angel Place: Reigniting Our Mission and Purpose

Susan Bussey, Jewish Senior Life: Real People, Real Lives, Real Home

Doug Cope, Menorah Housing Foundation: People — Passion — Purpose 

Krista DiGeorge, Asbury Communities: The Senior Support Spot

Michelle Faber, Carol Woods Retirement Community: Changing Our Lens for Aging Life Partners

Peggy Farrington, St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Residence: Intergenerational Living: Stronger Together 

Alexandra Faynberg, Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center: Staying Connected with Interactive Bedside Companion

Whitney Garcia, Frasier: Wisdom Exchange: Mutual Mentorship

Bhakti Gosalia, Grandview Terrace –Sun Health Senior Living- AZ: Got Active Senior Living? Technology Matters!!

Peter Gray, Benefis Health System: An Idea Runs Through It

Annette Greely, Park View Care Center- Elim Care, Inc.: Opportunities Abound: Careers in Senior Living

Michael Hendee, Vinson Hall Retirement Community: Who’s Next? Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders

Kathlene Hendrick, Aldersgate UMRC: Keep Calm and Find a Mentor

David Hoffman, Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community: D3: Data Driven Decision-Making

Melissa Honig, Valle Verde, A Human Good Community: #ageism#newlens 

Carol Hubbard, St. Paul’s Senior Services: Infusing Behavioral Health into PACE

Gretchen Josyln, Whitney Center, Inc.: Integrative Therapies for Enhanced Well-Being 

Rita Kostiuk, LeadingAge Massachusetts: A Strengths Perspective: Leverage What’s Working

Deb Lambert, Byron Health Center: Show Compassion to the Chronically Mentall Ill 

Susan Lincoln, Spring River Christian Village: End of Life Care…”Where” Matters

Christopher Manella, Mather LifeWays: Enhancing Short-Term Memory Loss Education

Ashley Martin, United Methodist Retirement Communities: Bridging the Gap: An Intergenerational Approach

Tracy McGinnis, Southminster: Engage with Age

Lois Mills, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices: When You Die I Can Live Affordably

Mary Morton, Moorings Park: Making Successful Aging Grande

Mia Mullen, LeadingAge: A Caregiver’s Story…Swipe Left to Connect

Grace Nailing, Christian Living Communities: Aging at Home, Our Choice, The Future

Sylvia Najarro, TELACU Residential Management: Aging Gracefully in Affordable Housing

Cat Oettinger, Orchard Cove, Hebrew Senior Life: Community Garden – A New Housing Model

Michael Perrotta, Friendly Senior Living: Workforce Crisis: Growing Compassionate Care Partners

Matthew Powondra, The Jewish Home of San Francisco: Talkument: Focus on Care, not Documentation

Sena Quist, The Cypress of Charlotte: Generational Commonalities: Bridging the Divide

Nicole Raymond, La Posada: Helping to Keep Man’s Best Friend

Luke Reynolds, Porter Hills Retirement Communities and Sevices, Inc.: Understanding What Matters Most

John Schallberger, Rose Villa Senior Living: Ultra Affordable Satellite Communities

Stephani Shivers, Alzheimer’s Resource Center: Dementia Peer Coalition: Moving Beyond “Care”

Debra Stepter, Christopher Homes, Inc.: Healthy Focus in Senior Affordable Housing

George Tucker, Campbell-Stone North Apartments, Inc.: Magnifying the Mission

John Zaharoff, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network: Innovative Approaches to Palliative Care