“The Annual Meeting is a wonderful opportunity to sit in a room with like-minded providers.  The venue, food and fellowship were outstanding. Patrick Mead's presentation had a wonderful message applicable personally and professionally. “  Kara Hanes, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Brethren Retirement Community



2011 Annual Meeting - April 7-8, 2011

Our 2011 Annual Meeting was a most memorable occasion!

We were privileged to have two wonderful keynote speakers for this event: Colin Milner, founder and chief executive officer of the International Council on Aging (ICAA) and Dr. Patrick Mead, senior pastor of Rochester Hills Church of Christ. Many of our Member communities and Vendor partners were present to enjoy the festivities.

And, last (but not least!), we also revealed the results of our rebranding efforts: our new name, logo and a more clearly defined message of who we are and what we do!

Formerly Senior Resources Alliance (SRA), we are now Linkage! And we look forward to serving you - our client members, vendor partners and corporate sponsors - for many years to come. Below are some pictures from the Annual Meeting.

Thanks to our Members and Vendor Partners for making this a special day!



Members and vendor partners mingle at the reception on Thursday evening, April 7.



Scott Collins addresses the group after the reveal of our new name.



John Warner, President & CEO of Brethren Retirement Community and current Linkage Board Chair, addresses the group.



Colin Milner presenting "Trends in Aging". The World Economic Forum has invited Colin to serve on its Network of Global Agenda Council three times, recognizing him as one of "the most innovative and influential minds" in the world on aging-related topics.



Colin encourages a little participation from the crowd!



Patrick Mead spoke to the group about the importance of "Touchstones". Patrick has degrees in Linguistics, Psychology and Counseling, and teaches courses at several midwest universities each year, primarily in the fields of psychology, immunology and aging.



2011 Annual Award Winners: L-R: Sheena Parton, Llanfair Retirement Community (OPRS); Lisa Kondas, Columbus Colony Elderly Services; Scott Collins, Linkage President & CEO; Lisa Berkemeier, Graceworks Lutheran Services; Mike Randolph, Brethren Retirement Community.



Scott Collins presents a check to Jeff Thurman (President & CEO, Community First Solutions) for the LeadingAge Ohio Foundation.