By Rachel Scher McLean / Posted on July 12th, 2012
The Green House Project is excited to host The Fifth Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration, an exclusive opportunity for organizations who have adopted The Green House Project. This year’s meeting will be held on September 5-7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Building on an important value of The Green House concept, this year’s theme, “Meaningful Life, Meaningful Engagement”, will highlight the impact organizations are having on the lives of the people who are living and working in their Green House homes.
The Green House Project is eager to use this platform to acknowledge the four Green House Projects that are open and thriving in the great state of Michigan. From Pinecrest in the Upper Peninsula to Porter Hills, in Grand Rapids, our host city; from the Villages of Redford in Detroit’s outskirts to Resthaven on the the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, we honor all of the homes where elders and persons living with disabilities can live lives of meaning and engagement in homes where they are well known.
This meeting and celebration as always been a time to honor the commitments that Green House organizations have made to the model and the initiative, and the hard work to make this vision a reality. We hope this experience provides our network with the opportunities for learning, growth, replenishment and fun!
The opportunity to visit Porter Hills will give adopters a chance to how The Green House model is lived on another campus, and there will be plenty of time for networking and relationship building amongst peers throughout the conference. This venue will be bustling with best practices, and lessons learned from all phases of Green House development and sustainability. Education and growth are key features of The Green House model, and there will by thoughtful sessions by Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of The Green House model and international change agent, dementia care expert Teepa Snow OT/R, and many others.
This meeting brings together Shahbazim, Guides, CEOs, Clinical Support Team members and Elders to share their knowledge and everyday experiences.
If you can’t attend this year’s meeting, or if you are not a Green House adopter, but are interested in the agenda, don’t worry– there will be interactive opportunities throughout the meeting! We will be livestreaming from our website: Dr. Thomas’ keynote (9/6/2012, 9:00a), Teepa Snow’s keynote (9/7/2012, 8:30a). We will also be updating our facebook page throughout the conference and will be using hastag: #GHP12, to tweet exciting news and photos.
Thank you for your support and energy to further The Green House Project, and our quest to create “Meaningful Engagement and Meaningful Lives“