Live In Person Seminars

Activities & Life Enrichment Conference 2024

2/7/2024 - 2/9/2024

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Activities & Life Enrichment Conference - 2024

February 7, 8, 9, 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Conference where activity & life enrichment professionals from across the state get together to discuss challenges, solve problems, share resources, have a good time and get to know each other better.

Over the next three days, you'll take in a noteworthy lineup of education sessions and keynote speakers who will share a wealth of information. We know you will find incredible takeaways at this year's conference.

Anyone who has been to our event in the past may tell you the speakers are only the icing on the cake. They'll tell you about the fun they had, the insights they gained, the resources they discussed for their activity and resident enrichment programs, the inspiration they took back with them and the great people they met. We're confident you'll go home feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready to use and share all you learned.

We can't wait to see you again this year!

NEW - In Person Location:
Quest Conference Center
9200 Worthington Road, 4th floor, Westerville, Ohio 43082

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. OHCA has a special rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites (see below).

There are many other hotel options near the conference center. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.

Overnight Accommodations:
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
8411 Pulsar Place,Columbus, OH 43240

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them prior to the cut off date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cutoff date of January 20 due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly, there may not be any available rooms left at that point.

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 614-885-8400 and ask for Reservations. Mention you are attending the OHCA ALE (Activity & Life Enrichment) Conference . The group rate is $139

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We can't wait to see you!


February 7, 2024

12:30 pm - Conference Check In

1:00 pm - 'Do You Know Where I Can Get Something to Eat?' - Nutrition and the Person Living with Dementia - How Can Activities Help

2:00 pm - Break

2:15 pm - Exercise Programming for People Living with Dementia: Examples from Across the Country

3:15 pm - Break

3:30 pm Mini Sessions

These quick sessions allow you to get a lot of great ideas in a short time period. As always, plan to share your experience and ideas in each of these sessions as well. Learning from each other is a highlight of this event. Each session will be 25 minutes long. You will be able to attend each of the mini sessions in a small group setting to allow for maximum interaction
1. Let's Eat - Residents Reception Food Ideas
2. Using Tik Tok
3. Documentation and EHR Systems
4. Incorporating Chair Yoga into Activities

5:30 pm Break

5:45 pm Resource Sharing Roundtable
This moderated roundtable will include discussion on topics such as:
- Setting Healthy Boundaries for Self-Care
- Funding and staff support
- Short term rehab to home - Functional activities for those returning to community
- New admit - How to get them involved
- Wii Bowling Tournaments
- And More!

6:45 pm Adjourn

February 8, 2024

8:00 am Conference Check In

8:30 am Death and Dying

10:00 am Networking Break

10:15 am Touchstones: How to avoid burnout and the loss of one's self when working in a demanding field.

11:45 am Luncheon & Ask the Experts
To discuss SNF/AL rule changes, Immediate Jeopardy, Survey, MDS changes, Life Safety Code

1:45 pm Networking Break

2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions -select one
1. Medications and their Effects
2. Hospice and Activities Dealing with Diverse Ethnic & Religious Cultures How to Be a Guide In the Field of Religious Faith and Worship

3:00 pm Networking Break

3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions -select one
3. Get a Grip on Arthritis!
4. How to successfully give person centered care and bring purpose to every resident

4:15 pm Networking Break

4:30 pm The Games We Play! Game Night!

6:30 pm Adjourn

February 9, 2024

8:00 am Conference Check In

8:30 AM How to Interact with Family that have Unrealistic Expectations

9:30 AM Break

9:45 AM Interventions for Non-Communicative Residents within the Domains

10:45 AM Creating a Calendar Using a Population Assessment

11:45 am - Networking Lunch

12:15 pm - Residents Rights & the Role of the Ombudsman

1:15 pm - Networking Break

1:30 pm - Exploring the Benefits of Zumba Gold for Seniors

3:00 PM Conference Concludes

Tammy Cassidy

Amy Kotterman

Heather Menne

Mandy Smith

Patrick Mead

and more!
Tentative - Continuing Education Credits:

Full Conference registrants are able to receive up to 19 hours of credit are available.
(February 7 = 5 hours; February 8 =8.5 hours; February 9 = 5.5 hours)

Activity Professionals:
Application for 19 credits have been submitted to the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL):
Up to 19 hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

Nurses, please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19. Nurses may obtain up to 18 hours utilizing this rule.

Ohio Administrators:
The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS)

Registration Information:

The Activity Professionals Conference is offered to all activity professionals at the low Association member rate. Take advantage of this great offer! Enjoy top-notch educational programming!

What Is Included in My Registration Fee?

Full Conference:

Up to 18 Continuing Education Credits
Continuous refreshment service each day
Handouts of all education sessions
All Sessions (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
Lunch Buffet Thursday & Friday
Wednesday Evening Reception
Thursday Reception
Thursday Evening Event

One Day: (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)
Continuing Education Credits for day attended
Continuous refreshment service
Handouts of all education sessions
Lunch Buffet (Thursday & Friday only)

Registration Fees:

Full Conference:
$299 before January 16
$349 January 16 and after

Register 4 or more people from the same organization online and save an additional 15% off the fees above

please note: overnight accommodations & breakfast is not included

One Day Only: (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday)
$199 before January 16
$229 January 16 and after
Register 4 or more people from the same organization online and save an additional 15% off the fees above

please note: overnight accommodations & breakfast is not included

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