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The CONNsumer: Tips on Being a Costco Strategist

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BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

BEACHCOMBING: Some of the Best Daycations in Connecticut

One daycation destination: The “Little Poland” neighborhood of New Britain, which boasts a large Polish population. If you walk down Broad Street, you will see more than 70 Polish shops, including restaurants, bakeries and butchers.

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Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

Will New Leadership at Connecticut DMV Make For a Smoother Ride?

With its computer system upgrade a downer, forcing customers to continually play the waiting game, Connecticut’s DMV is seemingly in freefall. But with a new commissioner comes hope — again.

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Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

Isabella Beecher Hooker: Mother, Medium, Suffragist

She predicted the future, communed with the dead and believed women should have the same rights as men.

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Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

Wilton TV Writer Launches “Feed the Beast” on AMC

The show stars David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess and debuts on June 5.

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BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

BACKSTAGE: Connecticut's 'Tony' Awards, Steve Martin at Long Wharf, Al Pacino at Foxwoods

Is this a new form of entertainment: a staged “conversation” with a star? I remember attending An Evening With Cary Grant in Stamford in the ’80s. I missed the recent night with Sophia Loren at Foxwoods. But there’s another biggie coming in June: An Evening with Al Pacino is set for the Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

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The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet Takes to the Shubert Theater Stage May 21

The New Haven Ballet will stage their spring performance at the Shubert Theater on May 21.

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Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

From Ground to Plate: Gardening Promotes Fresh, Seasonal Food

In the rising tide of the "eat local" movement, what is more local than your own backyard? Gardening is a great way to get your hands on fresh, seasonal food.

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The Uber-Guide to Connecticut's Asian Markets

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Almost 160,000 people of Asian descent call Connecticut home, and a considerable number of grocery stores in the state support the diverse cooking traditions of China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Long a Bristol Tradition, Greer's Chicken Spreads Its Wings to Southington

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Fried chicken connoisseurs rejoice! Poultry mavens Greer's now has a full-fledged, dine-in restaurant in Southington. It's "just like mama makes."

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Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

Barcade Brings Vintage Arcade Games, Great Food, Beer to New Haven

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Openings: Gourmet Breakfast, An Arcade Beer Bar &  New Restaurant So Cool You’re Not Invited

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A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene

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Solving Autism’s Puzzle

Solving Autism’s Puzzle

A new book by a UConn professor teaches parents exercises for their toddlers that can jumpstart improvement and, in rare cases, have led to a reversal of the diagnosis.

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Derby Company's Spring-loaded Facemask Reduces Facial Impacts for Catchers

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New England Home Healthcare Summit

Event Date/Time

Nov 4, 2013 to Nov 5, 2013
8:00 am until 3:00 pm

Description

NEW ENGLAND HOME HEALTHCARE SUMMIT TO SPEARHEAD DISCUSSION ON INDUSTRY FUTURE IN FACE OF BABY BOOMER DEMANDS, AGING POPULATION, HEALTHCARE, AND NEW TECHNOLOGY NEEDS

A tsunami of change is occurring in the healthcare industry and most of the people and caregivers who service this market will not be prepared to meet the changes changes that lie ahead. In the next decade, more than 1 million home healthcare professionals will be needed to accommodate the aging U.S. population(1). 

Aging baby boomers account for 78 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964(2). To meet the rapidly expanding challenges and needs of baby boomers, nationally recognized industry experts on home healthcare, aging, and emerging technology will gather Nov. 3-5 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., for the region’s first-ever New England Home Healthcare Consortium Summit http://www.nehhc.org.

Seven speakers will share their insights and provide solutions to prepare the industry to effectively address such critical issues as increasing cost pressures, the affects on families and friends, as well as baby boomer demands for expanded care needs, including new technologies.

"The future of the home healthcare industry is at stake amid unprecedented demand and rising financial constraints from baby boomers,” said Conference Chairperson and Summit Founder, Sandra Sergeant, R.N. who is also President of Caring Solutions, an award-winning home healthcare provider based in
Enfield, Conn. She added, “Baby boomers’ expanding needs, technological advances and industry home healthcare issues require innovative business solutions. The Summit is designed to equip the industry to get up to speed and adapt, enabling providers to significantly improve their services and bottom lines.”

The Summit will feature some of the nation’s most well respected experts on home healthcare and aging, including:

Susan Reinhard, R.N., Ph.D., Senior Vice President of AARP and Director of its Public Policy Institute, who will cover the affect this change will have on families who provide healthcare;

Alexis Abramson, P.h.D., an award-winning journalist, blogger, speaker, author and consultant who champions those over 50, who will discuss baby boomer demographics and specifically how the home healthcare industry can meet increasing demands;

Greg Wellems, President of Imagine! a private, not-for-profit corporation that helps people with disabilities lead fulfilling lives, who will share his business plan for SmartHomes for people with physical, cognitive or developmental challenges;

Robin Crow, a motivational speaker, best-selling author and experienced entrepreneur, who will offer tips on staying ahead of the curve in a quickly evolving market;

John Chapin, a sales speaker, author, trainer and coach, who will share his roadmap for attracting, satisfying and keeping customers in tough markets and economies;

David Mead, a speaker and facilitator inspired by Simon Sinek’s book, "Start With Why," who will tell how beginning by asking "Why?" can help home healthcare providers foster trust and loyalty amid change.

For more information on the Summit and to register, visit http://www.nehhc.org.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities, please call 800.479.2206 or email admin@nehhc.org.

Source:
1. Home Healthcare Industry Sources
2. U.S. Census Bureau
3. The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs for Their Parents
4. CNN Special ‘InsideMan’ on Aging air date: 7.28.13

Cost $349.00
Location

Foxwoods Resort & Casino
CT

Additional Information
SponsorNew England Home Healthcare Consortium
Phone860-659-4495
Contact nameKim Kania
Contact emailKKania@NEHHC.org
Websitehttp://www.nehhc.org
Alternate Phone:: 800-479-2206

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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