In late September The Green House Project team attended the Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies annual conference in Indianapolis, IN. This was our third time at this event. We believe it’s important to build strong relations with surveyors to identify and communication our common goals of creating the best life possible for Elders. It is an opportunity for us to demonstrate how The Green House model meets and exceeds the intent of the regulations, and that when we work together we can achieve positive outcomes!
We are also most pleased to announce that the Director of the Division of Health Care Facilities for the Tennessee Department of Health, Vincent L. Davis, will be speaking at The 7th Annual Green House Meeting & Celebration in November!
The Green House Project Team was thrilled to attend and exhibit at the 6th Annual National Village Gathering. Village to Village Network hosted the meeting in Washington D.C. The Village to Village Network is a national peer to peer network to help establish and continuously improve management of their own villages whether in large metropolitan areas, rural towns or suburban settings.
The mission of VtV is to enable communities to establish and effectively manage aging in community organizations initiated and inspired by their members. Villages help people age in place in and connect with their community. Being a part of the National Village Gathering was especially important to The Green House Project because we share the value of aging in community. The theme, “Many Villages, One Voice, One Vision” was present throughout the gathering as villages from across the country networked, learned and explored their most pressing topics together.
This year, the Village to Village Network hosted the first ever Village Hill Day on Capitol Hill. The day started with a briefing for politicians and Hill staffers about how Villages are community based solution that supports aging in place. Village members also met with their representatives to talk more specifically about support for aging services in their district.