North Carolina PACE Association's third annual statewide conference attracted over 230 participants, 40 speakers and 30 exhibitors.
Setting the PACE 2016: Change | Challenge | Opportunity featured two days of workshops, keynotes addresses, roundtables, networking opportunities and site tours.
All played a part in its success, and we can't th
ank our speakers, planning committee, volunteers, site hosts, partners, exhibitors and attendees enough!
Special guest speaker
Rick Brajer, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, shared news that PACE expansion was on the horizon, an
d he challenged PACE to continue raising the bar for cost-effective elder care. Coming from Colorado,
Tom Reiter and
Justin Lewis both informed and entertained us with their presentation on applying LEAN principles to PACE. And NPA Executive Director
Shawn Bloom helped us put our NC situation into a national perspective. Several of these keynote presenters also helped lead some of the 22 workshops available to conferees.
New features this year included site tours to
Senior CommUnity Care in Durham and
Piedmont Health SeniorCare in Pittsboro, as well as networking roundtables to promote peer learning and support.
This conference was designed to educate, excite and energize attendees to embrace change, face challenge and seize opportunity that confront them every single day in caring for our participants and loved ones. Thanks again to everyone who helped in making it a success!