Jennifer Powers, Keynote Speaker at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Fall Conference & Trade Show
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Jennifer Powers, Keynote Speaker at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Fall Conference & Trade Show

The antihero is a common trope of literature and entertainment. Unlike the traditional hero, an antihero presents a negative image—they can act cowardly, caustic, angry, or rude, for example—but because we are reading or watching their story, we have the ability to sympathize with them, and we cheer when they learn to grow and become … Continue reading

George Dom, Keynote Speaker at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Fall Conference & Trade Show
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George Dom, Keynote Speaker at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Fall Conference & Trade Show

What words come to mind when you think of Top Gun? Maverick? The “need for speed”? How about “wingman”? Besides being a classic of 80s cinema, this movie showcased the importance of having people you can trust in your career. That’s the lesson we’ll learn during Elevate: CALA’s Fall Conference & Trade Show from keynote … Continue reading

Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show
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Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show

Earlier this month, 875 members and supporters convened in Sacramento—California’s Capital City—for Elevate: CALA’s Spring Conference & Trade Show. Engage Each day, attendees engaged in high-quality sessions that spanned a wide range of critical topics—from dementia care and brain health, to legal and regulatory challenges, as well as culinary, programming, and marketing strategies. An educational … Continue reading

Bruce Tulgan, Keynote Speaker at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show
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Bruce Tulgan, Keynote Speaker at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show

Those of you who are fans of the hit TV show, The Office, will recognize the classic bad manager in Michael Scott. Despite being more interested in having fun than actually managing his employees, Scott somehow always manages to come out ok. But that’s not the case in the real world, according to Bruce Tulgan, keynote … Continue reading

Matthew Emerzian and Cindy McCann, Keynote Speakers at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show
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Matthew Emerzian and Cindy McCann, Keynote Speakers at Elevate: CALA’s 2018 Spring Conference & Trade Show

The holiday classics A Christmas Carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas have a lot in common, despite being written more than a 100 years apart. Both Ebeneezer Scrooge and the Grinch learn that it’s the people in your life—not money or material goods—that matter most. And while it’s no longer the holiday season, there’s no better … Continue reading

Engage: CALA’s 2017 Fall Conference & Trade Show
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Engage: CALA’s 2017 Fall Conference & Trade Show

Earlier this month, close to 900 members and supporters gathered together to to Engage in learning, networking, and sharing the latest in service and innovation. We Focused on the Resident Experience Whether we were learning about supporting health and wellness in Improving Quality Outcomes and Applying Resilience Theory & Cognitive Enhancement to Wellness Programming, or improving … Continue reading