Thursday, October 15, 2009

Time Out Workshop - The Day After

Actually, this is Thursday, 2 days after - but since I was in a post-workshop haze yesterday, that doesn't count. At any rate, this year's workshop was fantastic. I say this not because of anything that we did, but because of the following groups of people:

1. The Attendees - Despite the rain (especially the down-pour that happened when most were arriving), all attendees arrived on time with a cheerful, expectant attitude. Whoever said that "attitude is everything" had it right. The attendees made the day. I hope they gained as much as they gave.

2. The Speakers - What can we say, but WOW! What a great job. I knew what attendees thought of the presentations before I even reviewed the evaluation sheets. The speakers had "Hit one out of the park!" This year's speakers were: Dr. Neal Wyatt, Dr. Morgan Sauer, Carol Randolph, APN and Dr. Kim Curseen.

3. The Vendors - This year we had 15 terrific vendors. Most arrived the night before to set up and arrived early the day of the workshop. They did a great job of interacting with participants and generally made for a great time. If it were not for the sponsorship, input and effort expended by our vendors, this workshop would not happen.

This year's vendors were: Home Instead Senior Care, Home Care Professionals, Catlett Care, Alzheimer's Association, Arkansas Hospice, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute,
Presbyterian Village, Inspirations, Senior Care at Harris Hospital, Stonehaven Assisted Living,
Arkansas Health Care Association, Convacare, Amedisys Home Health, Life Care Advocates and Fox Ridge Assisted Living Communities.

Cindy & I extend our heartfelt thanks to each member of the above three groups. You made it happen and we are very grateful! Thank You!

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