October 22-24, 2019


Eden Resort
222 Eden Road  Lancaster, PA 17601

PALA returns to Lancaster’s Eden Resort for its 2019 Fall Conference, October 22-24, 2019. The conference agenda is packed with great speakers, practical information, hot topics and tools to help you do your job better.


PALA will honor the winners of the Keystone Awards at the Fall Conference opening session and at the reception on October 23rd.
Pre-conference Session – October 22, 4:30pm-6:30pm:
The Conversations No One Likes to Have with Employees
Vendor Expo:
Welcome Reception – October 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Visit the Vendor Expo on October 23 to win prizes!
Keynote Speakers:
Carol Briney – 2 sessions, October 23
You are the Author of Your Own Life Story, Why Not Make it a Best Seller?
Learning to Slow Down so You Can Power Up

 Walt Stasinski – Closing sessions October 23 and 24
10 Best Ways to Really Inspire Employees
The Power of Fun at Work

Jennifer FitzPatrick – 2 sessions, October 24
Rough Waters to Smooth Sailings: Preventing Problems with Difficult Residents and Families
Social Media in Healthcare
Lisa FordyceHiring for Keeps: Strategies to Retain Staff
(General session, October 24)
Margie ZelenakPALA State and Federal Updates
(Lunch presentation for all attendees, October 24)
Breakout Sessions Include:
Investigating Abuse in PA
Is Assisted Living for You?
PACE: PA’s Prescription Drug Benefit for Older Adults
Bureau of Human Services Updates
Medical Marijuana in Your Community
Validation…Reaching for Insight (Breakfast and Learn, October 24)
RN Sessions also approved by NAB:
It’s Probably Not about Sex
Difficulty County Sheep? Insomnia: A guide to a Better Night’s Sleep
What Happens When a Dementia Resident Goes to the Hospital?



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