Moving from Hallways to Neighborhoods

April 12, 2013
Denise Hyde

“I’m sitting in a room in Oklahoma city for a five-day Neighborhood Guide training. We are on day 4 of the training which has created an exhausted group of sixteen that have a new vision. Today, the room is electric! It’s amazing. I can’t wait to get started on our new journey!”

Neighborhood Guides continue to grow in numbers as sixteen Neighborhood Guides have completed a week-long training hosted by Epworth Villa Retirement Community in Oklahoma City, OK. Six of the participants traveled from Christie Gardens Apartments and Care in Toronto, ON, Canada and the other ten represented Epworth Villa. Here are some thoughts about the experience from the participants.

“This training will not only benefit our organization and the Elders, but also the employees and myself as we continue to grow on this journey together. The Neighborhood guide training has provided tools, opened our thought processes and given us the energy to create a fantastic family.”

“The paradigm shift to ‘I am you and you are me’ will validate and honor the care partners so they will be freed and empowered to serve our Elders with excellence.”

“My role as a Neighborhood guide will help my organization be successful because I have learned a lot about seeing through the eyes of an Elder. I have a strong team that will help me help others with growth opportunities. In turn I have the skills, tools and knowledge to help them.”

“I believe the modules will be so helpful in our journey. It has given me the tools to empower the teams. Empowered employee care partners mean good care for the Elders and improved well-being for all, including the organization.”

Gather the tools you need to grow strong Neighborhood Guides and empowered teams. Plan to attend or host Neighborhood Guide training in 2013.

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