Senior Dining Association
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Hone your skills and make new connections

About

The SDA ONE DAY experience offers a wide range of learning opportunities as well as a chance to network with committed professionals in your local area. The event provides an unmatched opportunity to pick up essential skills and remind yourself why you’re passionate about senior dining.


Leading experts in the senior dining space will be on hand to present recent trends and best practices, while SDA chats give you the opportunity to ask questions and share your experience. 


Event Information & Locations

Acts Retirement-Life Communities


October 24, 2019 at Edgewater at Boca Pointe, Boca Raton, FL  


November 6, 2019 at Plantation Estates, Matthews, NC, 28105  


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Program Agenda

SDA ONE DAY Experience

8:30 – 10:00: Opening Session & Presentation - Cost Control: Understanding the ins & outs of dining costs and how to manage it more effectively.

Harris Ader, SDA founder will talk about the state of the association and industry followed by a presentation on enhancing your current dining program by creating more choice without increasing cost. Understand how to manage costs more effectively with an emphasis on reversing operation inconsistencies and recognizing reasons for having high food, labor & direct cost in your community.


10:00 – 10:20: Networking Break


10:20 – 11:40: SDA Chats – Roundtable Collaborative Learning 

Topics include: 

  • Maximizing your dining committee

Your resident dining committee should be a valuable resource for your dining operation. Learn how to keep your dining committee productive and helpful.

  • The importance of marketing your dining program

Your dining operation should be your community’s biggest selling point—as long as people know about it. Learn how you can most effectively get the word out & increase your bottom line.

  • Best practices for recruiting and retention

Learn how successful dining operations use consistency and out-of-the-box thinking to attract and keep exceptional employees.

  • Consistency in operations

When it comes to business operations and our work environment, everyone wants to know what they can expect. Learn how you can keep your employees and management happy and engaged by maintaining consistency in new program rollout, scheduling, training, recognition and other areas.

  • Participants Choice (Potluck)

We want to know what keeps you up at night. Attendees will  have a chance to submit a topic for the discussion group and attendees will get to vote on the subject for discussion.


12:00 – 1:30: Lunch & Vendor Showcase 


1:30 – 2:00: Culinary Demonstration with Chef Jonathan Pinsker (Florida) 

Culinary Veteran Jonathan Pinsker, Regional Director Culinary and Nutrition Services with Acts Retirement-life Communities will demonstrate tasty delights that are a huge hit for the residents they serve.


2:00 – 3:15: SDA Chats – Roundtable Collaborative Learning

Topics include: See above


3:15 – 3:30: Networking Break


3:30 – 4:30: SDA Chat Recap and Panel Q&A 

Moderators from each of the SDA Chat sessions will highlight discussions from their group. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions to the panel & audience.


4:30 - 5:30: Post Event Networking Reception

Continue your conversations and sample some delicious bites from the chefs at Acts Retirement-Life Communities.


Schedule Subject to change 

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Facilitator

Harris Ader

Harris Ader, Founder of SDA

Harris’ areas of expertise include conceptual development, financial and business acumen, organizational effectiveness, project management, talent development and strategic vision & planning. Harris graduated from Johnson & Wales University.  

Event Information

Event Dates & Times


Boca Raton, Florida - October 24, 2019

Matthews, North Carolina - November 6, 2019


Event Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.      

       

Location

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities


               FLORIDA 


              North Carolina


Meals Provided

Lunch, Snacks, Beverages & Networking Reception 

Accommodations for attendees with special diets will be available


Attire

Business Casual


Cost

Early Registration 

Before 9/20/2019               After         

SDA Members: $79            $99

LeadingAge NC: $79          $99

NCALA Members: $79       $99

Non-Members: $99            $119


The event is limited to 100 registrations due to the group participation of the event. 

Network and learn with senior dining professionals in your local area.
Network and learn with senior dining professionals in your local area.

Do you want to get involved?

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities  Available

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