LeadingAge Connecticut Events and Upcoming Programs

Detailed information on LeadingAge Connecticut's programming, including education programs, events, councils and committees can be found on our Calendar of Events. Please check the calendar regularly for information on your favorite programs. 


How Does a Board Set An Organization's Strategic Vision Amongst the Uncertainty of the Times?
A Five Part Board Governance Webinar Series held from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm EST - Online Registration 

HJ Sims is sponsoring this series of comprehensive virtual content geared directly toward the Governance of senior living providers. Targeting board members, leadership teams and those new to these roles, but a benefit to all leaders in our field, the sessions will tap the intellectual capital of industry experts from governance, law, finance, development, and strategic planning.

The series will explore the role of the board as well as its legal responsibilities. Included will be a discussion of the financial outlook coming out of the Pandemic as well as recent and future financial trends. There will be a session dedicated to strategic planning in unprecedented times. Finally, the series will culminate with a panel discussion amongst CEOs and Board Chairs with a passion for and demonstrated excellence in not-for-profit senior living governance.

Online Registration 

The Role of the Board
January 14, 2021 - 11am to 12:15pm EST
*A recording of this session will be available to those attendees that register after January 14th and before January 18th*
How Does a Board Set An Organization's Strategic Vision Amongst the Uncertainty of the Times?
A Five Part Board Governance Webinar Series 

Legal Responsibilities of Boards
January 28, 2021 - 11am to 12:15pm EST
Legal responsibilities of boards include accepting and encouraging the need to keep moving , rejecting paralysis, fighting the resistance to hunker down, maintaining recruitment efforts and continuing to train staff.
Facilitator: Eileen Johnson, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston

Financial Trends and Outlooks for Providers
February 11, 2021 - 11am to 12:15pm EST
This session will review the new reality of COVID expenses that are here to stay.
Facilitator: Tom Bowden, Vice President – Investment Banking, HJ Sims

Strategic Planning in Unprecedented Times
February 25, 2021 - 11am to 12:15pm EST
During unprecedented times, it is still feasible for communities to consider various repositioning perspectives and scenario planning for the "what if's ”.
Facilitators: Dana Wollschlager, Partner, Plante Moran Living Forward and Tom Bowden, VP HJ Sims

Governing during Challenging Times
March 11, 2021 - 11am to 12:15pm EST
A panel of CEOs and Board Chairs will provide best practices in governing during difficult and challenging times.
Facilitator: Aaron Rulnick, Managing Principal, HJ Sims 


Standards of Care 12 Month Webinar Series - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
This 12 month webinar series focuses on nursing facility systems of care and managing common conditions treated in the LTC setting. Each session addresses standards of care, staff training/ competency focus areas, critical nursing assessment/ documentation principles, care planning guidance, recommended QA activities, and practical daily operations guidance with extensive use of case examples. Recordings of live sessions are included with the webinar purchase.

JANUARY 19  - Online Registration 
Something Seems Off — Identifying Changes in Condition
Apply best practices for identifying, communicating, and monitoring changes in condition to ensure optimal resident outcomes and reduce hospitalizations.

FEBRUARY 16 - Online Registration 
Fall Prevention and Management
Apply concepts of effective root cause analysis for falls to improve care planning strategies.

MARCH 16  - Online Registration 
Reducing Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities
Review strategies to reduce infection rates and manage outbreaks with a focus on standards of care, staff competency focus areas, and critical nursing assessment principles.

APRIL 20 - Online Registration 
Care of the Dialysis Recipient
Review requirements specific to residents receiving in-house or offsite dialysis with guidance on pre and post treatment monitoring protocols.

MAY 18 - Online Registration 
Breathe Easy — Respiratory Care and Services
Meet standards for respiratory care programming including oxygen therapy, tracheostomy and ventilator care, and MDI and nebulizer administration.

JUNE 15 - Online Registration
Skin/Wound Care, Pressure Ulcer Prevention
Examine skin management and wound prevention strategies, along with standards of care for preventing and treating pressure injuries/ulcers.

Depression, Anxiety and Trauma Informed Care
Manage depression and anxiety in the LTC setting and implement a trauma informed care approach.

Dementia Care, Behavioral Health, and Antipsychotic Reduction
Best practices for Dementia and behavioral health care and strategies for reducing antipsychotics through non-pharmacological interventions.

Clinical standards and regulatory requirements related to assessment, management and documentation of pain, along with potential consequences of poorly managed

End of Life Care — Hospice and Palliative Services
Understand the similarities and differences between hospice and palliative care, as well as effective systems for collaboration with hospice providers.

Nutrition, Hydration, and Weight Loss
Best practices for systems related to nutrition and hydration, and strategies for reducing weight loss in LTC facilities.

Incontinence, UTI, and Catheters
Assessment and management of incontinence, catheter use, and the infection classification criteria for UTIs.


Caring Hands Award
Save the Date - April 7, 2021
Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT

LeadingAge Connecticut Annual EXPO
Save the Date - May 26, 2021
Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT