Well-Being: The Core of Daily Life

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Scheduled from August 23 – October 11, 2017

Creating and supporting well-being is the path to a life worth living. Semester 3 of the Eden Alternative Academy will apply the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being™ as the framework for creating a meaningful daily life. During the course of 8 weeks, participants will review and discuss each of the domains, which include identity, connectedness, autonomy, security, growth, meaning and joy. What makes the Domains of Well-being so powerful is how they root us in our own experience of what it means to be human. They personalize our understanding of what true care is by calling on us to reflect on what we each hold dear. The semester will focus on assessing, integrating and measuring the domains in the lives of all care partners (Elders, employees, families, volunteers, etc.). True community exists where everyone’s well-being is nurtured and supported. Join us to learn how to strengthen well-being for all.

This semester course consists of eight, 1-hour webinar events. New and seasoned care partners from a variety of roles, including Elders, family members and volunteers, are welcome to join us to network, share and learn.


Each weekly session is one hour in length and starts at 2pm ET (1pm CT, noon MT, 11am PT):

Week One (August 23, 2017):  The Heart of Well-Being 
Week Two (August 30, 2017):  Well-Being: Me and My Connections 
Week Three (September 6, 2017):  Well-Being: My Choice and Freedom 
Week Four (September 13, 2017):  Well-Being: My Journey, My Heart, and My Joy 
Week Five (September 20, 2017):  Losing My Memory, Not My Well-Being; Look at Me, I’m Here 
Week Six (September 27, 2017):  Putting Ideas into Action, Practice What You Preach, Part 1 
Week Seven (October 4, 2017):  Putting Ideas into Action, Practice What You Preach, Part 2 
Week Eight (October 11, 2017):  Well-Being: Seeing Progress Through Measurement

Eight CE hours are available for this course through NAB (pending approval).

Our faculty for this semester course includes:

  • Angie McAllister
  • Anna Sontag, Ph.D.
  • Carol Ruggles
  • Cheryl George, MSc
  • Denise Hyde, PharmD
  • Cheryl Kruschke, EdD, MS, RN, CNE
  • Nicole Brackett, LPN