Peer Groups

LeadingAge Maine & New Hampshire offers a variety of Peer Groups that connect fellow members via the convenient medium of Zoom and occasional in-person meetings. Each peer group has a Convener who is responsible for developing meeting agendas that reflect participants’ interests. These collegial and friendly groups feature robust conversations in pursuit of continuous improvement, networking and professional development.

Who should attend? If your primary responsibilities fall within the discipline identified by a peer group, you are welcome to participate! We especially encourage directors and managers to identify high-potential staff to join them for calls. Peer Groups are a terrific leadership development opportunity.

ACTIVITIES/LIFE ENRICHMENT PEER GROUP
Second Tuesday of every other month @ 11:00am
Share and compare your activities and life enrichment strategies in pursuit of wholistic well-being! Together we can help improve personal satisfaction and engagement through emotional, social, spiritual, physical and educational exploration with residents.
Convener: Megan Davis, The Atrium at The Cedars & Alyssa Scott, Summit by Morrison
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CEO/E.D. PEER GROUP
First Friday of every month @ 10am via Zoom
Join us for this supportive community of CEOs and Executive Directors. Workshop strategy and policy matters, seek inspiration and build trusted relationships. Connect with LeadingAge resources. Hear from guest speakers on hot topics.
Convener: Rotating
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CFO/FINANCE LEADERS PEER GROUP
Second Friday of every month @ 11am via Zoom
Connect with fellow CFOs and finance department leaders across all provider settings. Problem solve together and hear from guest speakers on topics such as COVID relief funds/compliance, insurance, and financing.
Convener: Brent Edgerton, CFO, Kendal at Hanover
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CONGREGATE HOUSING CONVERSATION
Quarterly – Mondays - March 27th, June 26th, October 30th – via Zoom
Hosted by the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging and sponsored by LeadingAge ME & NH and ME, NH, and VT resident services coordinator associations. This call offers insights and conversation in support of resident services coordinators and property manager across Northern New England. LeadingAge national also provides federal updates related to funding and compliance.
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DINING PEER GROUP
Third Tuesday of every month @ 9am via Zoom
A stand-out dining program runs smoothly and exceeds the expectations of residents and their families. Together we’ll problem-solve common challenges of developing menus that reflect new preferences and how to deliver high-quality service despite staffing shortages and tight budgets. Lean on your peers for support and ideas!
Convener: Steven George, Director of Dining, Kendal at Hanover
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ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES/HOUSEKEEPING PEER GROUP
Third Tuesday of every other month @ noon via Zoom
Providing clean, safe and healthy living spaces has never been more important. Join us to share strategies to achieve greater operational efficiency, infection prevention and control and enhanced resident/patient satisfaction.
Convener: Brett Stewart, Environmental Services Director, Piper Shores
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FITNESS PROFESSIONALS PEER GROUP
Second Wednesday of every month @ 3pm via Zoom
Connect with fellow fitness professionals in the senior living space (IL, AL, Life Plan Communities). Share what’s working and gain new insights on how to maximize resident fitness.
Convener: Mike Belanger, Fitness Manager, RiverWoods Durham
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NEW! HUMAN RESOURCES PEER GROUP
Third Wednesday of every other month @ 9am via Zoom
Join us to discuss new approaches to human resources in the senior living space. Harness the creativity of your peers to better recruit, retain, and develop talent in your organizations!
Convener: Daisy Wilson, Human Resources Director, Piper Shores
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IT PEER GROUP
Second Wednesday of every other month @ noon via Zoom
Connect with fellow IT professionals working in aging services settings. These monthly calls explore technology topics and best practices in the rapidly changing world of IT.
Convener: David Lafferty, CIO, The RiverWoods Group
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New! SENIOR LIVING SALES & MARKETING PEER GROUP
Kickoff Meeting, Wednesday, January 18th @ 1:00pm via Zoom. Meeting time and frequency TBD
Join us to discuss new approaches to sales, marketing and lead-generation in the senior living space. Harness the creativity of your peers to better nurture prospects, build your community’s brand, and boost occupancy!
Convener: Heather Brown, Senior Sales Counselor, Havenwood Heritage Heights
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New! SOCIAL WORKERS/SOCIAL SERVICES PEER GROUP
Kickoff Meeting, Friday, February 10th @ 12:00pm via Zoom. Meeting time and frequency TBD
Connect with fellow social workers working in aging services settings. These monthly calls explore social services topics and best practices in the rapidly changing world of aging services.
Convener: Jenn Merriam, Director of Social Services, Riverwoods Durham
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REMINDER! LeadingAge national hosts a variety of Member Networks with connecting members from across the country. Member Networks are organized around provider types and disciplines and feature expert panelists and analysis. For a listing of active Member Networks and to register for calls, click HERE.