The National Continuing Care Residents Association (NaCCRA) held their annual meeting the weekend before the LeadingAge convention, October 29-30, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN. Dan and I have been members of NaCCRA for about a year. LeadingAge provides meeting space and exhibit space for the Association as well as reduced rates for us to attend the Leading Age convention.
I was interested to see what NaCCRA was all about after being an association executive for 12 years. Since I had worked for the Maryland affiliate and then LeadingAge, I was curious to go to a convention almost twenty years later. I went to the General Sessions with Charles Duhigg, the Pulitzer prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, who talked about his best-selling book, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity, Angela Duckworth who wrote the best seller, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, and Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon and media reporter on CNN.
I met former co-workers and played catch-up. It was a good experience. Dan did attend sessions one day.
The Staybridge Suites across from the Lucas Oil Stadium was very nice. It was so nice to have a living room, kitchen, and a separate bedroom. I used Lyft rides to get back and forth from the huge convention center.