Eden Comes to The Claude Pepper Center


The Claude Pepper Center with support of the Claude Pepper Institute hosted a Certified Eden at Home training last week.  The three-day training was led by Mel Coppola, the only Certified Eden Alternative Educator in Florida.  Among attendees were a former Director of the Pepper Institute on Aging and Dean of the College of Social Sciences, a representative from the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, an elder care community resident, a Certified Nursing Assistant, assisted living operators, and Claude Pepper research faculty.  While most of the attendees were from Florida, people traveled from as far as Kansas and Arizona. Participants ​learned ​how ​to ​apply ​the ​Eden ​Alternative ​Ten ​Principles ​across ​the continuum of care ​to ​create ​a ​meaningful life for elders and their care partners.  The training culminated in a certificate and most importantly, participants formed groups based on geographic location and created action plans to implement the Eden Alternative principles to their long-term care settings and communities.

To learn more about the Eden Alternative visit: https://www.edenalt.org/about-the-eden-alternative/mission-vision-values/


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