CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colorado Culture Change Coalition will host the 2011 Colorado ACCORD: Transforming The Culture of Aging and Disability in Colorado, April 18 and April 19 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The keynote speakers will be Colorado's former first lady, Dottie Lamm, and Dr. Bill Thomas, an international authority on geriatric medicine and founder of The Eden Alternative.
The Colorado Culture Change Coalition is part of a national movement to create a more compassionate form of long-term care. The 2011 ACCORD will bring together long-term care leaders, policy makers, legislators, consumer advocates, state agency representatives and regulators from around the state and the nation. The goal of this conference is to build strong partnerships throughout the long-term care continuum in Colorado among those who share common commitment to person-centered culture change transformation for elders and others requiring long-term care in Colorado. The ACCORD features an inspiring roster of national speakers for the two-day conference.
The public is invited to a reception and free workshop on Monday evening, April 18, designed to help consumers learn more about how long-term care is changing, and how consumers can advocate for their loved ones, and themselves. All are welcome. The reception is 6-7 PM, followed by the workshop 7-9 PM.
For more information, please call 303-868-4311. Full details are available at www.coculturechange.org.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Colavria Hospitality, Sava Senior Care, Pinon Management, Quality Life Management, Wind Crest, It's Never 2 Late, Lantz-Boggio Architects, Schryver Medical, The Eden Alternative, Azura Living, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Good Samaritan Society of Loveland Village, Infinity Rehab, Denver Hospice, Christian Living , Communities, Almost Like Home, and Colorado Health Care Associations. Funding for The Colorado Accord provided by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability CMP grant.
Colorado Culture Change Coalition also thanks the Colorado Health Foundation for their ongoing support.
Contact: Sheri Clark
SOURCE Colorado Culture Change Coalition