Bob White, Executive Director
133 Evergreen Road, Suite 212
Louisville, KY 40243
502.938.5102
E-Blast for Monday, January 14, 2019
Older Workers are Driving Job Growth as Boomers Remain in Workforce Longer
In a recent article written by Paul Davidson, USA Today, Mr. Davidson says that, "Faced with a wave of Baby Boomer retirements and a worsening labor shortage, many employers are trying to hold on to their older workers, persuade some to return after retirement and even recruit those retired from other companies."

Baby Boomers opting to NOT retire? Why? 

Studies show that many are retiring in droves, to the tune of about 10,000 a day. But of the ones who aren't, many say they're just not ready to stop working. People are living longer, which means that with dwindling pensions they need to fund a larger nest egg. Also, they're healthier and better educated than their predecessors, and many are just plain bored in retirement.

AARP Vice President Susan Weinstock says older workers bring soft skills “gained over a lifetime of work, like calm under the pressure, ability to solve complex problems, ability to listen and be empathetic. These are uniquely human skills that a computer or a robot can’t replace.”

To read the full article, Click Here .
See the World Through Your Loved Ones Eyes - January 23
Thrive Memory Care at Beckley Creek invites you to join them for a Virtual Dementia Tour on Wednesday, January 23 from 1-5 p.m.

Virtual Dementia Tours are interactive experiences that simulate the difficulties caused by dementia. Sessions are scheduled every 10 minutes. Refreshments will be served and respite care is available for your loved one.

Advanced registration is required. RSVP to Hello@ThriveAtBeckleyCreek.com or by calling 502.254.2361.
KSLA Day in Frankfort - February 7, 2019
KSLA Day in Frankfort will be Thursday, February 7, 2019. The schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:15 - 10 a.m. in the Capitol Annex, Room 171: Kelley Abell with The Rotunda Group will meet with our group to give instructions for your visits with Senators and Representatives. In addition, we plan to have Senate and House leadership address our group. In the past, we've had Senator Julie Raque Adams, Senator Ralph Alvarado, and others. We'll let you know who will be there at a later time.

  • 10 a.m. - Noon: Visits with Senators and Representatives in their offices in the Capitol Annex

  • Noon - 2 p.m. in the Capitol Annex, Room 131: Catered lunch

Make plans to go for this enjoyable, informative, important networking opportunity. So that we may give accurate numbers to the caterer for lunch, please RSVP to Rebecca@KentuckySeniorLiving.org.

One last thing, be on the lookout for instructions on how to make appointments with your Senators and Representatives. We'll send this information to you prior to February 7.
2019 NSL Senior Wii Bowling Championships
The NSL is kicking off its 11th season of Senior Wii Bowling Championships. NSL provides seniors and the activities community with a fun, competitive and well-organized 7-10 week Wii bowling tournament.

Wii Bowling teams are made up of four bowlers with up to 4 substitute bowlers if wanted. Bowlers roll two games per week. "Coaches" post scores on-line by 6 p.m. on Thursday nights and results are available by Friday mornings. NSL certificates of competition are available for all bowlers. Champion and runner-up certificates are awarded for conference play and NSL etched glass awards are given to champions and runners-up in seven divisions.

The NSL does all the work - Wii bowlers have all the fun!

The league begins the week of February 11. Bowlers must register on-line at www.nslgames.com by February 7.

For more information, contact Dennis Berkholtz at 435.714.9491 or dennis@nslgames.com.
"Conference Central"

KSLA 2019 Conference & Exhibition
May 15-16, 2019
The Brown Hotel


Award Nomination Packets will be sent to you next week. The 2019 Award Categories are:

  • Leadership Award
  • Excellence in Civic Involvement Award
  • Outstanding Caregiver Award
  • Resident Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Provider Lifetime Achievement Award (new last year)
  • Outstanding Innovator Award (new this year)
  • Outstanding Community Staff Award (new this year)
  • Outstanding Newcomer Award (new this year)

Award Nominations will be due no later than Monday, March 25, so start thinking about who you'd like to recognize at this year's Conference.

Conference Registration Packets for Providers and Exhibitors will be available the first week of March.

There will be several Sponsorship Opportunities at this year's Conference. Please contact Bob White at KSLA@KentuckySeniorLiving.org or 502.938.5102 if your organization is interested in sponsoring a conference event!
KSLA's Premiere Associate Member Sponsors
Very truly yours,

Bob White, Executive Director
Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA)