ILLINOIS VALLEY ACTIVITY DIRECTORS
Illinois Valley Activity Directors Association met April 9 at Heritage Health, Streator. Activity Director Kathy Conner hosted the meeting while Dietary Manager Mary Hall provided lunch.
Twelve attended with four guests, Pam Kaufmann, social service director at Greenfield Retirement Home, Princeton; Alicia Greer and Amanda Bauer, activity aides from Heritage, Streator; and Kris Phillis, social service director, Heritage, Streator.
Vice President Missy Herridge, Chillicothe Heritage Health, led the meeting and Secretary Chris Biagi Roscoe, Heritage Health, Peru, read minutes. Christine Thompson, Greenfield Retirement Home, gave the education and treasurer’s reports.
Publicity Chairwoman Conner gave a report. Members shared information on entertainers they have at their facilities. Members discussed national nursing home week ideas for Sunday, May 13, through Saturday, May 19.
Janet Sand, from Health Services Consultants, addressed members on understanding and addressing behaviors.
The next meeting will be at noon Monday, May 21, at Pleasant View in Ottawa, with Lee Moriarity speaking on “Person Centered Care is the ONLY way to Provide.”