Honoring Personhood: The Art of Enhancing Well-being in Elders

APRIL 22, 2010 at 9:00am-5:00pm

We are all entitled to achieve our maximum potential in mind, body and spirit. That potential, our personhood, or sense of self, seems like a given state for adults. And yet, it turns out that institution as a way of life can have a profoundly detrimental effect on personhood.

Each of us deserves the opportunity for a good life every day that offers meaning and support of who we are. How can we — nursing home, assisted living and residential care providers — help those we partner with continue to be who they are? How do we create environments where people thrive, no matter what frailness they live with?

Study with an experienced facilitator to grow new eyes in seeing, new thoughts in understanding what we must know, how we must interact, and ways of behaving that reinforce each individual’s sense of self. This session will grow your abilities to work in team to truly make a difference for the elders you serve every day.


    • Explore a variety of attributes of self, how we learn about those attributes, and how culture supports them
    • Recognize and experience interactive approaches that either support or detract from personhood
    • Discuss the elements of common values, self-awareness, and home as vital to honoring personhood
    • List actions to enhance the culture of honoring personhood wherever you are


    Megan Hannan of Columbia, MO is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant for Action Pact. As the designer and founder of Person First, a unique and dramatic process that has changed the way organizations honor and relate to elders and staff, she has become the expert in growing a loving community of staff, families and residents.

    Outreach Scholarships

    MOVE is awarding up to two $500 scholarships to long-term care provider organizations as an outreach to those who work in regions where travel to our quarterly training is challenging. Call 503.684.3788 for more information or a scholarship form. Deadline: March 19

    Download the Scholarship Form


Wellspring Medical Center
1475 Mt. Hood Ave
Woodburn, OR 97071


Individual: $50
Student: $30


Program includes lunch, refreshments and workbook

CE Credit

7 CEUs


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