A Life Enrichment Virtual Summit for Leaders in Senior Living

Evolve 2023

Day One recordings now available for on-demand viewing. CLICK HERE to sign into Foresight University. If you need to purchase a pass, please click the button below to enroll.

Life Enrichment is critical to the success of every senior living organization. 
This virtual summit is for life enrichment and activities staff, executive directors, operation managers, COOs, and CEOs who are interested in gaining knowledge to improve resident and staff satisfaction.
Don’t ignore this industry-changing event that will uplift and invigorate you, your team, and your residents. Evolve’s speakers and sponsors are dedicated to helping leaders take life enrichment to the next level.

DAY ONE: Live Sessions Aired on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Recordings now available HERE.

Keynote: Leading and Living Through Your Values (75 minutes)
Denise Boudreau, Drive

Resident Panel: The Reality and the Opportunity (45 min)
Moderated by Steve Moran
Jack Cumming, Front Porch Resident, Fara Gold McLaughlin, Revel Resident, Patricia Fitz Maurice and Violet Edwards, Discovery Senior Living Residents

Workshop: Entertainment to Empowerment: Seniors in the Driver’s Seat (45 min)
Dr. Cynthia Green, Total Brain Health, Benjamin Surmi, Koelsch Communities, Jane Horn, Friendship Village Resident

Stress Reduction for Staff & Residents: Resilience Training for Your Mind
Lola Rain, Foresight + Wisely Wellbeing

Foresight Awards (30 min)
Sponsored by Total Brain Health

DAY TWO: Live Sessions Aired on Thursday, July 13, 2023. Recordings will be available soon.

Current State of Resident Engagement: Now and Looking Ahead to 2024
Moderated by Sara Kyle, LE3 Solutions
Heather Easterling, Sunrise Senior Living, Dr. Ashlea Smalley, Grace Management, Dr. Rose Joudi, Aging, Ethnic, Diversity Consultant

The Men’s Shed Panel: Local Community Involvement
Mark Winston, Sandra Manon, Nathan Sarea, Bob Jewell, and Steve Werner

Belonging: Discuss purpose, fulfillment, and cultivating our greatest resource
Moderated by Anna Hall, The Purpose Equation
Rebecca Johnson, Jessica McCracken, and Katie Wade with Front Porch

Making Room for the Boom!
Scott Smith, Aleris / Five Star Senior Living, Tony Galvan, Vi Living

Day 3: Live Sessions Aired on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Recordings will be available soon.

Innovation & Dementia

Barriers to Technology (30 minutes)
Stepping into the unknown with VR, Robotics, and 24-hour programming.
Marcus Kubichek, Program Director at Monarch Healthcare Management, and Abbie Richie, Senior Savvy

Technology Use in Senior Living (30 minutes)
Freddie Peyerl, Sponsored by Quiltt

Workshop: Wellness vs. Wellbeing, Empowering Engagement: Preparing for the Future Consumer of Senior Living (45 minutes)
Nikki Olsen, Active Adult Consultant

Dementia Care Panel: Innovation in Memory Support (60 minutes)
Moderated by Sara Kyle, LE3 Solutions
Carrie Aalberts, Founder of Dementia Darling, AJ Cipperly, Arbor Company, Rachelle Blough Kowalczyk, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP)

Dementia Care: Intergenerational Arts (60 minutes)
Laura Ellen Christian, AGE-u-cate
Meghan Young, Krysta Peterson, and Elizabeth Lokon, Ph.D., Miami University

Day 4: Live sessions aired on Thursday, July 20. Recordings will be available soon.

Leadership & Growth

Leadership Workshop: How to Tell a Story (60 Minutes)
Dean Palombaro, Executive Director at Jennings, Cheryl Slavinsky, Senior Dining Association, Jeffrey Getek, Erickson Senior Living

Resident Panel: Resident Driven Activities (30 minutes)
Moderated by Lola Rain
Bob Scott, Judi Kanter, and Trina Lovercheck, Sequoia Living Residents

Panel: Communication & Advocacy for Life Enrichment Directors & Activities Staff (45 minutes)
Moderated by Steve Moran
Kris Frankel, Arbor Company, Judith Dewalt, Lakewood Manor Retirement Community, Ashley Seeber, Senior Resource Group

Leadership Panel: Future of Resident Engagement (45 Minutes)
Moderated by Dr. Sara Kyle
Jeff Slichta, COO at Experience Senior Living, Heather Tussing, President at The Aspenwood Company, Ron Schaeffer, COO at Lutheran Senior Living
Sponsored by Reshub

Best Practices and Lessons Learned at Evolve 2023 (30 minutes)
Steve Moran, Senior Living Foresight

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Total Brain Health - Evolve 2023 Sponsor
Total Brain Health - Evolve 2023 Sponsor