Cornerstone Program Director Presents at Statewide Conference
Julie Wade, who serves as Director of Compass Programming at Cornerstone at Canton Assisted Living community, was invited to present at the Massachusetts Council of Activity Professionals (MassCAP) Conference on October 3rd at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in Chelmsford. MassCAP’s annual conference offers professional development and networking opportunities to programming specialists who’ve dedicated their careers to working with seniors. Wade has been a Certified Activity Consultant for over 20 years and was welcomed to lead two workshops at the event.
Wade’s first educational workshop, “Programming 101, What Am I Doing?”, was geared toward newer professionals joining the industry. It offered participants tips on how to succeed in their new programming role, and focused on fostering positive group dynamics within senior living residents. Wade’s second session, “Everyone’s Older, How Do I Fit In?”, focused on supporting younger residents living at a senior-focused community, including how to meet their unique needs and encourage a successful experience.
Wade has presented at the MassCAP conference several times over the past decade. She has been asked to present at the 2020 conference for MassCAP’s national parent organization, the National Association of Activity Professionals.
Wade currently works at Cornerstone at Canton Assisted Living Community, overseeing their therapeutic Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®, which applies a holistic approach to memory loss treatment as opposed to reliance on medication. Learn more about Cornerstone and their Compass Memory Support program at www.CornerstoneCanton.com.