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Because the SDA knows the senior dining industry, we understand that time and resources can be limited. Our events are designed to be convenient, efficient and valuable to all attendees.

SDA events will range from short evening events to multi-day conferences – all with the same foundation of fostering the senior dining industry. With a combination of feature speakers, topic-driven round-tables and (of course) great food samples, we will dive deeply into the senior dining market and emerge with great findings for all attendees.


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 62
    Register

    Learn about the new international standards for thickened liquids and texture modified diets that aim to keep our residents with chewing and swallowing problems safe.  Become familiar with new standardized terminology and labeling standards.  In addition, see how the International Standardized Diet Initiative (IDDSI) will impact senior dining operations when serving and preparing texture modified diets such as ground diets and puree diets.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the completion of the presentation the learning will be able to:

           Identify key characteristics of dysphagia

           Gain understanding of current state of dysphagia diets and need for change

           Describe how and why IDDSI came to be

           Understand the new IDDSI framework

           List details on each of the IDDSI levels including testing methods

           Outline next steps for successful IDDSI implementation

    Presented by: Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FADA

    Margaret Roche is a nutrition and healthcare consultant who for over 25 years has been championing optimal nutrition for the older adult. 

    Maggie and her team at Roche Dietitians develop and implement nutrition and dining programs that help senior living communities distinguish themselves through their dining services.  With an understanding of the vital role that meals play in the quality of life, health and well-being of senior living residents, Roche Dietitians also develops cost effective, healthy menus and therapeutic diets that hit high marks in resident and family satisfaction. 

    Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition.  She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 


    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Web Video Conference
    • 15
    Register

    Margaret will be on hand for a chat session at 2 p.m. February 27th, to cover any follow up questions that may have been missed from the webinar. 

    This SDA Chat session will be open to the first 15 people who sign up.

    Format: Live video conference call



    • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    • 10:15 AM
    • Webinar
    Register

    A wonderful opportunity for the first 100 SDA members who are not attending the conference to watch 1 training session.

    Session: To Be Determined

    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 99
    Register

    Major changes are happening with dysphagia diets that serve soft, ground and pureed foods.  In addition, there are new guidelines for thickened liquids.  These changes are part of new international, standardized approaches to foods and beverages for those with chewing and swallowing problems. 

    Join Senior Dining Association for the second part of our webinars to explore the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) and gain practical implementation strategies for these changes that will impact every senior living community. 

    In addition to methods for transitioning into IDDSI standards, you will gain ideas on steps you can take today to improve texture modified foods and thickened liquids for your residents with chewing and swallowing problems.

    Our webinar speaker will be Margaret Roche of Roche Dietitians.  Maggie has been preparing for the new IDDSI standards for over a year and will share what she has learned as she guides her clients through IDDSI implementation. 

    Presented by: Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FADA

    Margaret Roche is a nutrition and healthcare consultant who for over 25 years has been championing optimal nutrition for the older adult. 

    Maggie and her team at Roche Dietitians develop and implement nutrition and dining programs that help senior living communities distinguish themselves through their dining services.  With an understanding of the vital role that meals play in the quality of life, health and well-being of senior living residents, Roche Dietitians also develops cost effective, healthy menus and therapeutic diets that hit high marks in resident and family satisfaction. 

    Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition.  She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 


    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Web Video Conference
    • 15
    Register

    Margaret will be on hand for a chat session at 2 p.m. April 10th, to cover any follow up questions that may have been missed from the webinar. 

    This SDA Chat session will be open to the first 15 people who sign up.

    Format: Live video conference call


Past events

Thursday, January 31, 2019 SDA Chat:"Enhancing the Resident Experience with Technology" webinar follow-up with Katie Griffith
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Webinar: "Enhancing the Resident Experience with Technology" with Katie Griffith
Thursday, December 13, 2018 SDA Chat: Generating Revenue with Your Senior Dining Operation; Webinar Follow-up with Harris Ader
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Webinar: "Generating Revenue with Your Senior Dining Operation" with Harris Ader
Thursday, November 15, 2018 SDA Chat: The New International Dysphagia Diet, Webinar Follow-up with Margaret Roche
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Webinar:The New International Dysphagia Diet Standards for 2019 with Margaret Roche
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 SDA 3 Day Boot Camp
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Senior Dining 101: Industry Sales Training
Thursday, October 18, 2018 SDA Chat: Create A Culture of Care By Building Relationships, Webinar Follow-up with Allison Duda
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Webinar: "Create A Culture of Care By Building Relationships" with Allison Duda
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Operations Training: Director of Dining Services
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Operations Training: Executive Director Focused
Thursday, September 27, 2018 General Operations Training
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Operations Training: Executive Chef
Friday, September 14, 2018 SDA Chat: What's your meal plan? Webinar Follow-up with Schelley Hollyday
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Webinar: What’s your meal plan? with Schelley Hollyday
Thursday, August 30, 2018 SDA Chat Execution Management Webinar Follow-up with Monte Pedersen
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Webinar - “Execution Management” The Discipline Required for Managing Effective Senior Dining Operations
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Leveraging Technology in Senior Dining Operations

        

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