Gardant Management Solutions Staff Shares Operational Expertise

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Staff from Gardant Management Solutions will speak at the annual meeting and exhibition for LeadingAge Illinois. The conference will be held from April 29 to May 1 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Gardant Management Solutions will lead sessions on life enrichment and wellness, management and operations, and sales and marketing at the LeadingAge Illinois 2015 Annual Meeting and Exhibition scheduled to be held from April 29 through May 1 in Rosemont, Illinois.

LeadingAge Illinois is the largest eldercare association in Illinois. The statewide association represents the leading providers of services for older adults, including senior housing, assisted living and supportive living communities.

Representatives from Gardant and communities the company manages will speak during the following presentations:

If You Can Measure It, You Can Manage It:
Amy Eubank, Gardant Interim Administrator, and Kim Ioerger, Vice President of Operations, will talk about how leaders can empower directors and front line staff to think strategically and quantitatively. They will also discuss how organizations can measure success through numbers without appearing to be all about the numbers.

The Stetson Club - Baby Boomer Gentlemen’s Recreation in Senior Living:
Kristi Ruderman, Regional Operations Director, and Danni Holman, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Engagement, will look at what men of the Baby Boomers generation desire from activities and life enrichment at senior housing communities. They will present 25 great ideas for clubs, activities and other offerings for the masculine persuasion, plus the 10 best low-cost or no-cost recreational pursuits for older gentlemen.

Ask for a Referral:
Jo Ellen Bleavins, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Julie Simpkins, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, will lead a discussion with professional referral sources on what is important to them and the challenges they face. The session will cover referral partnerships in new managed care environments and how to assist referrals with their challenges.

Re-Inventing Me - Activities and Wellness Programs for Young Adults with Physical Disabilities:
Christopher Dale, Administrator, and Julie Helm, Resident Services Director, at Deer Path of Huntley, will lead this session. Deer Path is an affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 years of age with physical disabilities that is located in Huntley, Illinois. They will talk about the link between activity programming and improved physical, emotional and cognitive functioning and utilizing leisure, recreational and educational health and wellness programs to produce positive outcomes.

Gardant Management Solutions is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois. It operates nearly 40 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, the Metro East area of St. Louis, and other locations in northern, central and southern Illinois.

The company ranks as the 14th largest provider of assisted living in the country, according to Senior Living Executive, a publication of the Assisted Living Federation of America.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions or the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities the company operates, visit or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

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