Presentations cover a wide range of relevant topics. Use these icons to identify which sessions best fit your goals and to customize your educational experience.
COGNITIVE & EMOTIONAL HEALTHProfiles of existing programs, communication methods and activities or social groups that support the cognitive/intellectual and emotional dimensions of wellness. Identify the level of cognitive ability most appropriate for participants. Motivation and behavior change topics may fall within this category.EMPLOYEE WELLNESSIntegrating employees into current program or launching a new initiative. Techniques for motivating attendance and tracking results.LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENTTopics include business and department management (assessment, planning, budget, delivery), partnerships, and leadership of staff and of the organization’s wellness culture. Based on the ICAA Competencies for Wellness Leaders available at this link.PHYSICAL ACTIVITYProfiles of existing physical activities that emphasize how to plan and deliver the activities. Physical activity research or exercise physiology serves as a base for the session, with guidelines for modifying for high functioning or low functioning older adults.PROGRAMMINGA program can be a multidimensional calendar of all activities, or a single ongoing activity or class. Activities in each dimension of wellness, such as arts and culture, spirituality, lifelong learning, nutrition and environmental stewardship, are examples. Includes development, content, leadership, outcomes tracking and refinement.RESEARCHResearch findings with practical application to the work in a wellness dimension or a business process.TECHNOLOGYHardware and software that provides utility for staff in multiple areas, enables communication for older adults or helps people adapt to a functional limitation. Use of social media and multimedia is included here, along with perspective on current technology trends.TRENDS & INNOVATIONSDiscover today’s trends and how these can be applied within the organization, programs or activities, and among peers and older adults. Innovations in the field, technologies and other “big picture” topics relevant to active aging meet a particular need, share a best practice and provide vision for future developments.WELLNESS FOR HEALTHCoordination between therapists and wellness staff; how fitness, activities and programs benefit people with a chronic health condition or physical or cognitive impairment.