Embrace the Possibilities with Aegis Therapies & EnerG® Wellness Leadership Teams in New Orleans at the 2015 ICAA Annual Conference

Aegis Therapies President Martha Schram and and EnerG® Wellness leadership team members including Tracey Harvey, National Program Director, Angela Edney, Clinical Services Director, Susan Almon Matangos, Lynn Freeman National Director Senior Clinical Research and Donna Deidrich, Clinical Services Director were selected to present at the 2015 Annual ICAA Convention held in New Orleans over a three-day period beginning Nov. 18- 20, 2015. This four-day conference focuses on embracing transformation and life at every stage with challenges and possibilities. As individuals, professionals, organizations and societies, we can choose whether to embrace the possibilities of aging or to focus on the challenges.

The following is a schedule of Educational Seminars/Outdoor Programming

  • Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:00 am – 8:15 am– Collaborate to create Wellness Activities for
    Individuals w/ cognitive deficits- BRAIN HEALTH @ 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. with Angela Edney and Susan Almon
    Matangos. Room R3
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:30 am 10:00 am – Happy Hour Walking Lab + -Meeting at the Registration Desk
  • Program (Dress to Walk) @ 8:30 a.m.- 10:00 with Tracey Harvey and Sarah Robertson
  • General Session Thursday, Nov. 19, 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm Rm 8-9 /MOVE 2.0 Five visionary industry
    leaders, five levels of function, five transformative ideas. “Embrace the possibilities” in the ways you
    impact the level of function, independence and quality of life of your residents and/or members, now
    and in the future. Aegis Therapies President Martha Schram, Colin Milner, Peggy Buchanan, Maureen Hagan and Deb Rose.
  • Friday, Nov. 20, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm Poster Presentation: Effectiveness of integrated rehab and
    wellness programs on bone health and restoration 6:30 – 7:30 pm with Lynn Freeman and Donna

Collaborate to create Wellness Activities: Explore a collaborative approach that facilitates individual with impaired cognition in living an active, full life. Learn about tools , principles and strategies for developing failure –free programs for clients with mild, moderate and severe cognitive impairment. This session includes activities that allow you to use the information presented.

Happy Hour Walking Lab + In this informative and interactive session you will learn 5 core strategies that every wellness professional should be incorporating into their program design for implementing walking programs. Literally, walk away with business boosting tips as we explore historic New Orleans unique culture incorporating mental fitness tactics that will inspire all populations regardless of age or ability.

MOVE 2.0 follows the format—and tremendous success—of THINK 2.0, last year’s inaugural ICAA General Session. MOVE’s fast-paced presentations are guaranteed to inspire your thinking, challenge your perceptions, and transform your programs. Whether focused on limiting, managing or reversing functional loss, or improving independence and quality of life, each presenter will inspire you with ways for your customers to engage or re-engage in life.

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