Pre-Assembly Event - The Heart of Aging Services

Mission Implications of Trends and Challenges

Sunday, June 9, 2019
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas

CHA Member Registrant:

  • FREE with a paid Assembly registration
  • $125 Pre-Assembly Event Only

Other Registrant:

  • FREE with a paid Assembly registration
  • $250 Pre-Assembly Event Only

This session, held in the morning hours prior to the opening of Assembly 2019, will bring together those who serve in the aging services arena – from senior housing to rehab to long-term care – as well as sponsors, administrators, mission and clinical leaders with interest in current thinking and future projections to hear emerging trends in senior care and participate in dialogue on their mission and ethical implications for the ministry.


Sunday, June 9
9:30 a.m. Opening Prayer
9:40 a.m.
State of Catholic Aging Service
Susan McDonough, FACHE, NHA
Catholic Eldercare Specialist
10:20 a.m.
Panel Response
John Capasso, FACHE, MS
Executive Vice President, Continuing Care
Trinity Health
Livonia, Mich.

Rita Turley
Leaven Ministries
Kansas City, Kan.

Sr. Nancy Surma, OSF
Vice President, Mission Integration
CHI Living Communities
Toledo, Ohio
11:00 a.m.

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Certificate of Attendance

CHA will provide all participants with a Certificate of Attendance indicating contact hours upon submission of a Record of Attendance.

Immediately following the close of Assembly, all participants will receive an email with a link to the program evaluation survey and the Record of Attendance form. To receive an individualized Certificate of Attendance, attendees must complete and submit the Record of Attendance form to CHA.

Please note CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Assembly or any programs.

  • American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site (; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

  • NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For more information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

Cancellation Policy

Pre-Assembly The Heart of Aging Program
Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (mail or email). Phone cancellations will not be accepted.

Submit all requests to CHA Service Center via email at or mail to CHA-Service Center, 4455 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO  63134. CHA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows; however, substitutions are gladly accepted.

Cancellations received through April 1: A refund of the full registration fee, minus a $100 cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received through April 1, 2019.

Cancellations received between April 2 and May 17:  A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received between April 2 and May 17, 2019.

No refunds will be granted for requests made after May 17, 2019.