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Elevating Senior Living

Content Provided by Sodexo Seniors, a Premier Business Partner of LeadingAge California Sodexo partners with the Senior Living industry to enhance the dining and hospitality experience, and help improve overall performance that moves your community forward. It is their deeply caring staff delivering dining and other hospitality services that differentiates us from others. We continually Read More…

Kim McCoy Wade
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

California’s Master Plan for Aging: An Interview with CDA Director Kim McCoy Wade

We chatted with California Department of Aging Director Kim McCoy Wade via phone to talk about the latest steps in the process since the California Master Plan for Aging was released earlier this year. What happens now that the Master Plan for Aging has been released? Work is moving ahead on so many fronts. The Read More…

career ladders
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

Career Ladders for Gerontology Workforce: The California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges recognize that career ladder models in healthcare and gerontology are a successful method to offering multiple pathway options for developing the workforce. Training is offered to support careers in senior living, lifestyles, and healthcare in rural and urban colleges in 113 locations throughout California. The Health Workforce Initiative (HWI), a grant from Read More…

COVIA Creative Spark
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

Designing a More Engaged, Creative Workforce

by KATIE WADE AND JESSICA MCCRACKEN of CREATIVE SPARK, A COVIA COMMUNITY SERVICE Creativity. A bit of a loaded word, yes? Many of us don’t identify as creative, or perhaps someone in our childhood told us we weren’t. Maybe you were told you weren’t creative because your drawing wasn’t lifelike or your grammar wasn’t correct Read More…

iNSPIRE Project
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

LeadingAge California iNSPIRE Project Brings Joy to Residents

by AMANDA DAVIDSON, GRANT MANAGER, LEADINGAGE CALIFORNIA In April 2020, LeadingAge California launched the Integrate fuN, Sustainable, Programming that is Innovative, Rewarding and Enriches (iNSPIRE) Project. Funded through a CMP grant awarded by the California Department of Public Health, the iNSPIRE Project provides nursing homes with iN2L engagement technology, which offers thousands of computer-based experiences Read More…

pandemic work life
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

How the Pandemic has Changed Work Life

We chatted with Rita Ng, Social Worker and Victoria Milburn, Activity Therapist at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco, Calif. about some of the key ways day-to-day “work life” has changed since COVID-19 and how residents and staff have adapted. What’s been the biggest adjustment/change to your day-to-day routine?  Victoria: The biggest Read More…