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Update on the conference

It seems like things are going pretty smooth I think I heard there were about 420 folks registered in attendence, so it was a smaller group then what I experienced in 2008.

I was more at ease this time around, though today as I pack I’m feeling a tad anxious … despite knowing the conference would end and I would return home, it’s a change and however good the change may be, it’s still a change and well I have trouble with change.  I learned a lot this year and truly hope to return in the future

Having a bit of trouble staying focused right now, so I’m going to make this short and finish up on my packing … have to be out of my room in about an hour and a half, so it’s time to stop procrastinating.  Will write more about my experiences here once I’m home.

I would like to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone I came in contact with here who refrained from petting Tippy without getting my permission first.  It was a HUGE help to me, and I wanted to be sure to let folks know I appreciated the kindness in that regard.  Everyone was awesome!

PMHCA Conference Day 1

The first day of the conference went well from what I could tell.  I attended a workshop called “Invisible No More!”  dealing with issues surrounding personal care homes.  I was taking notes during the workshop, but there was so much info, I need to go over the notes before I go into details about what was discussed.  The basic gist is that there is a need for advocacy, and reforms in how folks in personal care homes are treated some are great, but others are equally as bad with others somewhere inbetween the two extremes in terms of car of residents.

I had done a blog entry not to long ago about Support The Journey, well, they happened to have a table here at the conference and since I had been eyeing up a hat on their website, I decided to go ahead and get it here at the conference, so I am the proud owner of a new baseball cap that has “I’m the evidence” embroidered on the front of it.  it is part of the “I’m the evidence” campaign  I need to check to be sure, but I think that part of the procedes from items bought from Support the Journey during the conference will be going to support PMHCA I know PMHCA is one of the organizations they support through their website.

http://www.supportthejourney.com  will take you to the site associated with the table I bought my hat from

and the address for the I’m The Evidence (ITE) campaign is at http://itecampaign.org

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