Affinity Days 2017 – Growing Stronger, Uniting Together

Guest Speaker – John Rodgers, CEO of Dale Carnegie

Affinity Health Services recently held a retreat at the Penn State Nittany Lion Inn with their affiliated senior communities. This two-day retreat had a full agenda that consisted of an array of presenters who focused on the changes taking place and the future direction in the health care industry.

Attendees took part of a session with a presentation from John Rodgers, CEO of Dale Carnegie, who provided an overview on “How to lead change for less resistance in the workplace.” Another presenter was Brandon Smeltzer, Director of Personal Care and Assisted Living of PHCA/CALM, who provided an update on the current and future environment for Assisted Living and Personal Care across Pennsylvania. Day two granted a presentation from  Anne Henry, Senior Vice President & Chief Government Affairs Officer from LeadingAge Pennsylvania. She gave insights on MLTSS and additional changes that are ahead within the healthcare industry.

Affinity Days is an annual retreat which also grants attendees an opportunity for peer-to-peer round table discussions regarding the upcoming changes; challenges they are facing; support to one another and to also offered suggestion and best practices. 

Guest Speaker – Brandon Smeltzer, Director of PC/AL of PHCA/CALM

Guest Speaker – Anne Henry, Senior VP of Leading Age

Attendees attentively listen to valuable informative session at Affinity Days 2017.

2017 Affinity Cup Award

“During this annual retreat, Affinity recognizes and celebrates the many accomplishments that these senior communities achieved over the past year. Our senior affiliates continue to show their true commitment and dedication they have for their communities, residents, families and staff,” states Bryan Hagerich, Senior Vice President of Operations with Affinity Health Services.  The 2017 Affinity Cup was awarded to Beacon Ridge, a skilled nursing and long-term care community located in Indiana, PA.

Senior Community affiliate also enjoyed the St. Patrick’s Day themed event as well as some team building enjoyment.

Prize drawings were held before closing remarks, many who attended won fantastic gifts!

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