BONUS CONTENT: Leadership Power Session

*A special pre-conference program*

September 24, 2020

9:30 – 11:00am


What leadership lessons have you learned during the COVID-19 pandemic? How are you stretching and adapting to meet present and future demands? What keeps you going?

This year, in lieu of our typical Leadership Breakfast, we’re hosting a LIVE Leadership Power Session featuring two of the most dynamic leaders in aging services – Carol Silver Elliott and Julie Thorson.

Ruth Katz, SVP of Policy for LeadingAge, will engage our guests in a candid conversation about their own surprising and sometimes painful leadership lessons of the last 6 months. We'll follow with discussion and activities designed to help YOU consider what this crisis has revealed about your leadership style and skills.

If your reserves of PPE (Patience, Passion, & Empathy) are running a little low, this session is for you!  Take a time-out from your hectic day to reflect on all you've accomplished and learned –and fortify yourself for whatever lies ahead.


SPECIAL OFFER: buy one registration, get one free!

$45 – Member rate

$75 – Non-Member rate

NAB CEUs available!


Carol Silver Elliott 

Carol Silver Elliott is the President and CEO of the Jewish Home Family, located in northern New Jersey.  Serving older adults for more than a century, the Jewish Home continuum of services includes the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, offering both long term care and short term rehabilitation; Jewish Home Assisted Living; Jewish Home at Home, providing home health care and adult medical day services; Jewish Home Foundation.  Prior to joining the Jewish Home Family in 2014, Silver Elliott served as the President and CEO of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Silver Elliott began her career in acute care, serving strategic roles in marketing, planning and public relations.  Entering the world of older adult services in 2007, she immediately became involved on both a State and national level.  She serves on the board of the Association of Jewish Aging Services and served as chair of the board from 2013-2015.  She was a board member of LeadingAge Ohio and joined the board of LeadingAge New Jersey in 2015.  In 2012 Silver Elliott joined the board of LeadingAge, the organization that represents nonprofit senior care providers around the country, and currently serves as chair.


Passionate about elder abuse prevention, Silver Elliott was instrumental in founding the Shalom Center at Cedar Village in 2010 and in developing SeniorHaven at the Jewish Home in 2015.  She is the recipient of numerous State and national awards for innovation and leadership and has spoken at conferences both around the country and internationally.  Her biweekly blogs in The Times of Israel have been published continuously since 2015.

Julie Thorson

Julie Thorson began her career with Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge, Iowa as a part-time social worker. After working as activity director, admission coordinator, sales director, sales and marketing director, development director, administrator of Tompkins Health Center, in 2012 she was named President/CEO.


Julie graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in broadcast news. After working in her field for two years in Mason City, she longed to return to her hometown, so she returned to Fort Dodge and got that first job with Friendship Haven. She knew almost immediately that long-term care was her passion.


Julie was the 2018 recipient of the LeadingAge Dr. Herbert Shore Outstanding Mentor of the Year award. She is a graduate of the Larry Minnix LeadingAge Leadership Academy and is serving as a coach for the Academy beginning this year. She also completed the LeadingAge Leadership Educator program in August of 2019.



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