Conference Schedule

June 28, 2017

  8:30 a.m.       Registration/Continental Breakfast

  9:00 a.m.       Emergency Preparedness for the Dietary Manager
Speaker: Donna Manring
Are you ready for the new survey guidelines for emergency preparedness and disaster planning effective November 2017? What impact does the new ruling have on your dining services?  Is your community involved in the Plan? The center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers, participating in Medicare and Medicaid. This session will review the requirements of the rule, offer tools and resources to help Dietary Managers meet these new standards.

10:30 a.m.       Break

10:45 a.m.       7 Proven Keys to Exceed Today's Seniors Dining Expectations
Speaker: Donna Manring
Today’s senior customer is accustomed to being in charge! Since trends are changing, dining with dignity is only one piece of the dining pie. Seniors and their families expect much more than merely nutritious meals. Since today's senior communities include dealing with the sandwich generation, residents, family and others, we as professionals must be prepared to provide the highest quality dining while maintaining a “warm home like atmosphere”.  This session will review many options in improving the senior care dining environment and will highlight 7 proven keys to success.

12:00 p.m.        Lunch (Provided)

12:30 p.m.        Recruiting & Retaining Dietary Rock Stars
Speakers: Julie Halfpop and Chef Scott Fadden
Don’t underestimate the power of the position you offer in the dietary department.  It is a unique and rewarding opportunity.  Hear as we tune into the latest trends in effective dietary department recruiting and share ideas on retaining your top talents.

  1:45 p.m.       Break

  2:00 p.m.       1 Ingredient Used Multiple Ways – A Demonstration in Flexibility
Speaker: Chef Scott Fadden
Excessive inventory costs money.  Be inspired by Chef Fadden as he to zeros in on using key ingredients in multiple applications.  You will learn how using just a few basic pantry essentials, you can create a whole variety of different dishes! It will be a tasty demonstration that will tantalize your creativity.

  3:30 p.m.                   Adjourn