Bullying can be a challenge, especially in affordable housing communities. Even though it is an independent living setting, many residents have aged in place, are frailer, and have various health challenges that put them into vulnerable situations. They may be afraid to ask for help, in denial about their circumstances, or not even realize they are being bullied. Likewise, older adults bullying their peers may not recognize they are doing so, or they may not be aware of their own personal issues and behaviors that cause them to bully others. We will identify warning signs as well as explain various ways adults bully each other. Finally, we will share strategies to handle and put an end to bullying, potential legal actions and resources, along with examples of actual situations and how they were addressed.
Presentation - 57 min 12 sec
Walter O. Coffey, WD International Consulting
Before forming WD International, Mr. Walter Coffey was the CEO of LeadingAge Georgia and the Georgia Institute on Aging for 18 years. His career spans from Georgia Council on Aging to the Alzheimer’s Association to various senior housing settings. He is committed to the education and development of individuals with an emphasis on supporting organizations to empower and retain their staff. Mr. Coffey is an international leader in the culture change movement and has the demonstrated ability to transform organizations to become person-centered. Mr. Coffey is a national leader in focusing on care for people living with dementia. He has a Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Gerontology, from Georgia State University and is a Certified Eden Educator via The Eden Alternative.
G. David Sprowl, WD International Consulting
Before forming WD International, Mr. David Sprowl, was the Executive Director of Lutheran Towers, located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. He led a transformative journey in developing a person-centered approach in affordable housing. His prior experience included 16 years in the corporate arena. As a certified Leadership Coach credentialed through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Mr. Sprowl is committed to the mentoring and coaching of individuals with a focus on their professional and personal growth. As a seasoned educator, he has a demonstrated ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He has a Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management, from Georgia State University and is a Certified Eden Educator via The Eden Alternative.
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