By Rachel Scher McLean / Posted on August 1st, 2012
The Pioneer Network is a group that calls for a radical change in the culture of aging so that when our grandparents, parents — and ultimately ourselves — go to a nursing home or other community-based setting it is to thrive, not to decline. They serve as a convener for those people in the field of aging, who embrace flexibility and self-determination. Together we create a strong voice for Culture Change in the field of aging.
Next week The Green House Project will travel to Jacksonville, Florida to participate in their 12th annual national conference! The majority of the team will be in attendence, as the purpose of the Pioneer Network at the very core of The Green House Project. It will be a stimulating exhange of ideas, and a time to build strong relationships.
There will be many opportunities to connect with The Green House Project throughout the conference. The team will lead conference intensives on Workforce, Meaningful Engagement, and Aging in the LGBT community. There will be also be a session focused on The Green House model where a panel of Green House adopters from Porter Hills in Grand Rapids, MI will share their experience of life in this model.
In addition to the sessions, as a conference sponsor, the exhibit booth will feature exciting new tools and research from The Green House Project including, consumer research showing that, 95 percent of caregivers who learn about the Green House favor it significantly over any other option, including in-home care. Our latest development is The Business Case for THE GREEN HOUSE® Project which is built to articulate how this model improves lives and bottom lines