1. The 8th Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration was a smashing success. Set against the breathtaking natural beauty of Colorado, 250 Green House adopters and supporters joined together to learn,network and grow.
  2. "It is so inspiring to go to The Green House Annual Meeting and spend that time with people who have the same passion for culture change as I do." -Barb Lawrence, Guide, Willow Ridge Green House homes, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio
  3. The theme of the conference, Better Together,celebrated the diversity of The Green House network, and how everyone's unique experience reinforces the strength of the movement.
  4. Top 5 Take A Ways from The 8thAnnual Green House Meeting and Celebration

    1) View Dementia in a whole new way. Dr. Al Power, a world renowned educator in dementia, shared his groundbreaking ideas to focus on the individual person and their well-being.
  5. 2) See into the Future. The Green House Project is at a tipping point of success, and Scott Townsley, principle at Clifton Larson Allen and Professor of Strategy at UMBC Aging, discussed the exciting trends in health care, highlighting how The Green House Project can be a leader
  6. 3) Get the inside scoop to leverage regulations. Carmen Bowman, an expert in positioning the regulations to further culture change, expressed how you can lean on the current regulations to support person-centered care and how culture change leads to a positive bottom line
  7. 4) Enhance and sustain your organization's commitment. Educational sessions were geared to living The Green House core values, improving operations, financial viability, and differentiating Green House organizations. Topics were specifically tailored to senior executives, nurse leaders, guides and shahbazim
  8. 5) Seeing is Believing. Attendees experienced the evolution of The Green House Project by visiting Mirasol Green House homes, the first ever Green House homes built in a Housing Authority to serve low income elders. Nancy Fox, Chief Life Enhancement Officer with Vivage Quality Health Partners and Sam Betters, Executive Director of the Loveland Housing Authority shared their story of partnership.
  9. Real Home in the Rockies
  10. Through networking opportunities and inspiring sessions, attendees left with new relationships, resources and a challenge to keep pushing our work forward. This year, we honored the role of the Sage, a volunteer postion in The Green House homes that serves as wise counsel to the Self Managed Work Team, through a panel with Sages from around the country. We also highlighted The voice of the Shahbaz, the versatile worker that protects, sustains and nurture the elder and manages The Green House home.
  11. We would like to thank our hosts, Mirasol Green House homes and our sponsors for making this year’s conference, the best ever!
  12. We look forward to next year in New Jersey! The Best is Yet To Come...