Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Save the Date - Long-Term Care Discussion Group "MyWay MyLife - Enriched & Meaningful Living For Older Persons"

MyWay MyLife - Enriched & Meaningful Living For Older Persons Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Claudia S. Blumenstock, President & CEO, Copernicus, Inc.

Renee Pruzansky, COO, AristaCare Health Services

1501 M Street, NW, Washington, DC
Conf Center - Lower S Level
(Please note: you must RSVP in advance to get into the building)

The aging population creates demand for new and innovative choices in care leading to the emergence of unique and progressive options in senior and neighborhood communities. Five organizations have come together to assist communities in creating and enhancing life-enriched environments for the aging population and their caregivers, working together to reposition the view and model of “service” for older adults. Learn more about these concepts and MyWay MyLife which includes facilitating an individualized way of life within existing senior communities or home-based cultures; supporting purpose, meaning, and a sense of belonging through familiar experiences, consistent with one’s previous life; creating opportunities to share common interests in any senior or neighborhood environment; assuring that caregivers have unique experiences which have meaning for them and those for whom they care; and guiding communities to redefine the perception of ”care” using a process fostering an individualized and meaningful way of life.

Claudia Blumenstock, President & CEO of Copernicus, Inc., has a BA from the University at Albany and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in NY. Specializing in assisting long term care, senior housing, and community-based organizations in creating & enhancing life-enrichment initiatives, Ms. Blumenstock has over 25 years of experience in the senior marketplace, strategizing and implementing an array of enhanced, resident-focused, lifestyle options. Ms. Blumenstock is the architect of “College Connections,” a collaborative product linking colleges & universities to active adult, senior housing & long term care organizations. Prior to establishing Copernicus, Inc., Ms. Blumenstock was VP of Business Development for Living Communities, LLC, an active adult & senior housing development company, specializing in niche market products.

Renee Pruzansky, COO of AristaCare Health Services, has a BA from the NY Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree from Columbia. Ms. Pruzansky oversees company operations, clinical programs, marketing, and PR; and runs sub-acute, long-term and specialized rehabilitation care facilities with a unique approach to creating, developing, and implementing niche health care programs. Ms. Pruzansky has over 15 years of experience in operations, marketing, sales, and PR in the health care marketplace. Prior to joining AristaCare, she was Director of Marketing and New Business Development at Nextron, a commercial pharmacy.

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Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs: Winthrop Cashdollar, John Cutler, Karl Polzer, Jill Randolph, and Eileen J. Tell

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