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Upcoming SDA Events

    • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    SDA New Member Onboarding and Networking

    Welcome to the Senior Dining Association. Please join us and explore a multitude of perks that come with joining our unique community, like impactful chat sessions, peer groups, awards program, member forums, educational events, and engaging with the SDA. We're thrilled to have you join our thriving community—can't wait for you to experience all we have to offer! 

    Host – Harris Ader, Founder & CEO



    • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Director of Dining

    This event is for:  Directors of Dining Services at CCRC's and Life Plan Communities

    Session Description: Engaging Your Dining Committee for Impactful Results

    Discuss how to effectively engage with your dining committee to drive improvements and achieve results that resonate with residents and staff alike.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Dining Executives

    This event is for:  VP of Dining roles and National Directors of Hospitality in the senior living.

    Session Description: Designing Menus for Scalability and Satisfaction for New Community Openings

    Examine the challenges of creating menus that can be effectively adapted across new communities as they increase in census

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO 

    • Wednesday, August 14, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Executive Chefs

    This event is for: Executive Chefs

    Session Description:  Time Management - Balancing the Clock and the Kitchen

    Dive into the art of time management for chefs who juggle a bustling kitchen with personal commitments. Share tips for efficiency without sacrificing quality.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Dietitians

    This event is for:  Dietitians specialized in senior living.

    Session Description: Nutrition Concerns: A Dietitian's Dilemma

    Address the top concerns that keep dietitians awake at night, from special dietary needs to new regulatory updates, and share coping strategies.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Thursday, August 15, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Rising Stars

    This event is for:  Dining Coordinators, Sous Chefs, FOH Managers and Supervisors

    Session Description: Mastering Time - Efficiency Tips for Aspiring Leaders

    Explore time management strategies tailored for the ambitious professionals in senior living hospitality, focusing on efficiency and career growth.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Tuesday, August 27, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual
    Register


    SDA New Member Onboarding and Networking

    Welcome to the Senior Dining Association. Please join us and explore a multitude of perks that come with joining our unique community, like impactful chat sessions, peer groups, awards program, member forums, educational events, and engaging with the SDA. We're thrilled to have you join our thriving community—can't wait for you to experience all we have to offer!  

    Host – Harris Ader, Founder & CEO



    • Tuesday, September 10, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Director of Dining

    This event is for:  Directors of Dining Services at CCRC's and Life Plan Communities

    Session Description: Analyzing Dining Service Metrics

    Dive into the world of dining service metrics to understand resident needs, improve service delivery, and drive operational success.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Dining Executives

    This event is for:  VP of Dining roles and National Directors of Hospitality in the senior living.

    Session Description: Supply Chain Management

    Discuss supply chain management strategies to ensure the timely delivery of quality products while managing costs and maintaining strong vendor relationships.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO 

    • Wednesday, September 11, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Executive Chefs

    This event is for: Executive Chefs

    Session Description:  Streamlining Kitchen Operations

    Explore methods to enhance efficiency in the kitchen, from optimizing workflows to integrating new technologies, to improve service and reduce stress.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Thursday, September 12, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Dietitians

    This event is for:  Dietitians specialized in senior living.

    Session Description: Educating Staff and Residents on Nutrition

    Explore effective ways to educate both staff and residents about nutrition, ensuring informed choices and a healthier dining environment.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Thursday, September 12, 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Session Title: SDA Peer Group Discussion: Rising Stars

    This event is for:  Dining Coordinators, Sous Chefs, FOH Managers and Supervisors

    Session Description: Exceeding Resident Expectations

    Learn how to consistently go above and beyond in meeting and exceeding resident expectations, enhancing reputation and resident loyalty.

    Host: Harris Ader, Founder & CEO

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Airmeet
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    About the webinar:

    Food & dining is not just for nutrition - it's a fundamental human experience. Understanding the importance of providing quality dining experience for persons with dementia becomes critical to their quality of life. The webinar emphasizes the mission of socialization, increased food consumption, improved hydration, and dignified dining. We cover various topics such as the definition & characteristics of dementia, challenges faced by persons with dementia during meals, communication strategies, socialization, and engagement. dining with dignity techniques, training and education, the role of the caregiver, and much more.

    Presenter: Aaron Fish, Trestle Hospitality Concepts

    • Wednesday, October 16, 2024
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • Friday, October 18, 2024
    • 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Paris Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
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    Operator registration is for individuals directly working at a community or company managing/owning multiple communities, including contract foodservice professionals. 


    Group Registration Savings: 5+ Attendees 10% SAVINGS

    • We will also make your group hotel reservations for you!

    Contact SDA for group registration Kathie Ritterson: kathie@seniordining.org or 980-434-1114.


    **Friday Night Dining Tour of Las Vegas  Cost**

    $250 per person | $60+ per person beverage package option

    Experience up to four world-class restaurants — all in one evening at prime time with VIP service. At each celebrated venue, you’ll be whisked immediately to the best seats to indulge in 3 to 4 signature dishes, including dessert at the last stop.


    • Wednesday, October 16, 2024
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Friday, October 18, 2024
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Paris Hotel - Las Vegas, NV
    Register



    Operator registration is for individuals directly working at a community or company managing/owning multiple communities, including contract foodservice professionals. 


    Group Registration Savings: 5+ Attendees 10% SAVINGS

    We will also make your group hotel reservations for you!

      Contact SDA for group registration Kathie Ritterson: kathie@seniordining.org or 980-434-1114.


      **Friday Night Dining Tour of Las Vegas  Cost**

      $250 per person | $60+ per person beverage package option

      Experience up to four world-class restaurants — all in one evening at prime time with VIP service. At each celebrated venue, you’ll be whisked immediately to the best seats to indulge in 3 to 4 signature dishes, including dessert at the last stop.





            

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