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Join us for our Annual LADA Conference!

What:      LADA Annual Conference

When:    Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 8am-4pm

Where:      Woodcrest Villa (Mennonite Home) in the Viva Center  

2001 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster PA 17601 

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Full Conference Attendance will offer 6 CEU’s*
*Please Note: Conference line-up pending approval from NCCAP.

To receive your CEU’s, you will need to:

  1. Register for the conference (each person attending must be a separate registration),
  2. “Sign In” at the beginning of the conference day,
  3. Fill out and submit a questionnaire/survey upon completion of session/conference attendance in order to receive your certificate. 

If you have any questions regarding the seminar, please contact:
Hope Long, LADA President at Hope.Long@stannesrc.org

Lancaster Activities Directors Association

Your Speakers from the 2023 Conference:

Lori Deirolf, BA, SPHR, PCHA, CDP, CADDCT, CMDCP, CAEd Lori spent thirty years as a Human Resources and Staff Development Professional in the long-term care industry.  She is the author of two books, “Set the Course: Best HR Practices for Long-Term Care Leaders” and “Training Your Team for Dementia Care Excellence.” Since 2006, Lori has conducted seminars and on-site educational programs through her company, Open Door Training & Development, and she has been a favorite speaker at conferences throughout the country on the topics of leadership, team-building, and dementia care. Her enthusiastic, interactive training style allows Lori to connect with her audience by engaging learners from beginning to end.  Using real-life examples of her successes – and failures - as well as sharing lots of simple communication and leadership tips, Lori lives up to her reputation as being a true “Edu-Tainer!”

Danielle Griffith, BS/ACC – has a BS Degree in Human Services from York College of Pennsylvania, and also has an AS Degree in Education. She also has 30+ years of experience – 25 years working in long term care, and 7 years working in psychiatry. She is still working full time in long term care. Danielle is Activity Consultant Certified (ACC) through NCCAP since 1991, and has been an NCCAP Instructor since 1998.

Dr. Kent W. Seibert, MA, DBA – Dr. Seibert’s career has centered on practicing and teaching business and management. He worked for three large corporations – Honeywell, Inc., PNC Bank, and TJ Maxx – and then taught at Messiah University, Wheaton College and Gordon College. He held management positions at PNC, TJ Maxx, Wheaton and Gordon. As an employee he has had some very good bosses and some really bad bosses. He believes everyone – employees and managers – deserve to be treated fairly at work, and to be given opportunities to grow and contribute to their organization’s success. He enjoys the outdoors (especially the beach) and spending time with this wife and two adult daughters.

Katie Erb, BA, ADC/MS, CDP – Katie has been leading activities with residents living with Dementia in long term care communities for over 10 years. She graduated from Gordon College in Massachusetts in 2011, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She also earned two minors which were:  Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Nonprofit Organization Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Katie had always planned to be a camp director, but her plans changed right after graduation, when a fellow graduate from her recreation classes encouraged her to apply for employment at a retirement community where she worked. Thus, Katie’s career in recreational activities in long-term care communities began. She has worked at Neville Center at Fresh Pond for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Cambridge, Massachusetts (3.5 years), Homestead Village (almost 5 years) and St. Anne's Retirement Community in PA (2 years). While at St. Anne’s Retirement Community Katie was the Memory Support Activity Coordinator for Skilled Care and Personal Care, and was also responsible for Dementia training for all staff. Since September 2022, Katie has worked as the Activities Director at Fox Subacute in Mechanicsburg. Katie is a Certified Activity Director with a concentration in Memory Support (ADC/MS), and is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).  She loves bringing joy to the lives of others.​​

Conference Information

from the 2024 Conference:

Seminar Cost Details:

LADA Member Fee ~
- Attendance (6 CEU’s) – $65

Non-Member Fee ~
-  Attendance (6 CEU’s) – $75

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Hope to see you there!

When registering,

Make checks payable to LADA.

Mail to:

Pleasant View Communities

Attention: Teresa Good

544 N Penryn Rd.

Manheim, PA 17545

*Please note: There will be no refunds, but registration is transferable*