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KSLA is pleased to invite you to join us for a workshop, "Personalized Music: It Isn't Just for Recreation Anymore!" on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Our presenter will be Deborah Ferris, Regional Director, Southeastern U.S., Music & Memory. As a Regional Director for MUSIC & MEMORY®, Deborah promotes awareness of the therapeutic impact and benefits of personalized music to enhance quality of life and improve treatment outcomes for individuals with cognitive, intellectual, mental,and physical challenges. Deborah promotes best practices for long-term success and sustainability. Her work and passion for personalized music have yielded positive results for countless individuals, family members, and care professionals. To learn more about Deborah, Click Here.

The workshop will be held at the Republic Bank Community Room at 9600 Brownsboro Road in Louisville. We'll start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

The cost is $60 for the first registrant and $40 for each additional registrant from the same community. KSLA non-members may attend at a rate of $80 each.

To register or learn more about this workshop, download the Offering Announcement.

You may also register on our website by clicking Here.

The deadline to register for this workshop is Thursday, February 7, 2019.

We hope you'll join us!

KSLA is pleased to announce that Susan Matherly, System Director of McDowell Place of Danville, has been appointed to the KSLA Board of Directors as Board Secretary. Susan replaces Polly West, who resigned her board seat in late 2018 upon her career move out of senior living and into a hospital setting.

Susan has been involved with KSLA from the beginning and is a past president of the Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of knowledge concerning assisted living regulations and helped pass the legislation for assisted living in 2010.

Welcome Susan!

In a recent article written by Paul Davidson, USA Today, Mr. Davidson says that, "Faced with a wave of Baby Boomer retirements and a worsening labor shortage, many employers are trying to hold on to their older workers, persuade some to return after retirement and even recruit those retired from other companies."

Baby Boomers opting to NOT retire? Why?

Studies show that many are retiring in droves, to the tune of about 10,000 a day. But of the ones who aren't, many say they're just not ready to stop working. People are living longer, which means that with dwindling pensions they need to fund a larger nest egg. Also, they're healthier and better educated than their predecessors, and many are just plain bored in retirement.

AARP Vice President Susan Weinstock says older workers bring soft skills “gained over a lifetime of work, like calm under the pressure, ability to solve complex problems, ability to listen and be empathetic. These are uniquely human skills that a computer or a robot can’t replace.”

To read the full article, Click Here.

The NSL is kicking off its 11th season of Senior Wii Bowling Championships. NSL provides seniors and the activities community with a fun, competitive and well-organized 7-10 week Wii bowling tournament.

Wii Bowling teams are made up of four bowlers with up to 4 substitute bowlers if wanted. Bowlers roll two games per week. "Coaches" post scores on-line by 6 p.m. on Thursday nights and results are available by Friday mornings. NSL certificates of competition are available for all bowlers. Champion and runner-up certificates are awarded for conference play and NSL etched glass awards are given to champions and runners-up in seven divisions.

The NSL does all the work - Wii bowlers have all the fun!

The league begins the week of February 11. Bowlers must register on-line at by February 7.

For more information, contact Dennis Berkholtz at 435.714.9491 or

Thrive Memory Care at Beckley Creek invites you to join them for a Virtual Dementia Tour on Wednesday, January 23 from 1-5 p.m.

Virtual Dementia Tours are interactive experiences that simulate the difficulties caused by dementia. Sessions are scheduled every 10 minutes. Refreshments will be served and respite care is available for your loved one.

Advanced registration is required. RSVP to or by calling 502.254.2361.

A few weeks ago, we asked for your topic and presenter suggestions for the education sessions that will be offered at next year’s conference. We received some really great suggestions – so many that we can’t include them all! So, we’re asking for your input.

Conference participants will be able to attend four of the eight education session being offered at next year’s conference as part of their conference experience. We’ve compiled a list of all the topics submitted by our members. If you haven't done so already, please select your top eight choices.

Click Here to cast your votes – we promise, it’ll take less than five minutes!

Submissions are due by Friday, December 28, 2018.

Many thanks for your time and for providing this valuable feedback. We’re excited to see each of you in May and make this the best Conference yet!

You're invited to "World War Women ... The Unsung Heroines of World War II" - Dinner and History At Play", December 14, 2018 at Treyton Oak Towers, 211 West Oak Street, Louisville, KY.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and your $60 ticket includes dinner, dessert, the play, and coffee and discussion after. Proceeds benefit Honor Flight Bluegrass.

For more information, visit To purchase tickets, visit and search for "Honor Flight Bluegrass - History at Play".

You're invited to learn more about the #1 Parkinson's program "Delay the Disease" which was founded by Ohio Health. Listen to expert advice from Dan McKinzie who is the Therapy & Wellness Coordinator at American Senior Communities.

This seminar will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 at Forest Hills Commons, 9107 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299.

Please RSVP to 502.499.5533 to reserve your spot.

Welcome Motion PT Group!

The Kentucky Senior Living Association welcomes Dr. Eric DeYoung and Motion PT Group to our association! Dr. DeYoung is the National Director of the Senior Care Division, offering Senior Care Outpatient Therapy.

To learn more, check out the Motion PT Group Website or contact Dr. DeYoung at 502.609.4818 or 133 Evergreen Road Suite 212 Louisville, KY 40243 502-938-5102 Fax: 502.805.0589 Continue Reading