Prestigious Long-Term Care Conference Kicks Off in Denver Monday

Jun 11, 2010, 22:53 ET from Colorado Culture Change Coalition

DENVER, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- An international group that aims to improve the quality of life of persons living in institutions is kicking off its annual conference in Denver on Sunday. The 5th Annual Eden Alternative International Conference at the Westin Tabor Center expects 500 attendees to be in attendance for: The Art of Creating Caring Communities: Meeting the Challenges.

The Eden Alternative is a non-profit organization at the forefront of the "Culture Change" movement. Eden Alternative's Founder, Dr. William H. Thomas, will deliver the keynote address at the conference.

Dr. Thomas is an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare.  He currently serves as president of The Center for Growing and Becoming, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing constructive, holistic approaches to aging and the care of elders.

Most recently, Dr. Thomas developed the Green House, a radically new approach to long-term care. In 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a five year ten million dollar grant that will result in the creation of Green House projects in all fifty states.

The Colorado Culture Change Coalition is hosting the conference that concludes on Tuesday, June 15. This non-profit organization seeks to transform the culture throughout the long-term care continuum by affirming the dignity and value of each individual who lives and works in these settings.

For more information on the conference go to the Colorado Culture Change Coalition's web site at

SOURCE Colorado Culture Change Coalition