Event Overview

When Naomi Feil developed the Validation method, she put the older adult in the middle. She said, “We need to cross the street and meet them where they are now.” As care partners, we need to step into their shoes and find empathy. Through empathy, we find connection and communication. That was in the early 1980s and those concepts have become the backbone of ‘person-centered care’ today.

This conference will explore the various ways Feil’s concepts have inspired others to develop new ways of connecting and communicating with older adults living with cognitive change. This event will help care partners in every setting create a tool chest filled with ways of preventing withdrawal and develop strategies to also care for themselves to prevent burn-out.

Participants who join will be able to...

  • Explore what it means to ‘live life fully’ in very old age - with and without cognitive change.
  • Experience 2 exercises that they can use in the future to practice good self-care.
  • Learn about methods that enhance connection and communication with older adults living with cognitive change, that is based on person-centered care.

Our event partners are the Validation Training Institute (VTI), Activity Connection, the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP), and the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Registration information, including email addresses, will be shared with VTI.


Earn up to 3 free NAB, NCCAP, NCCDP and/or NCTRC CEUs 

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