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‘Just shoot me!’ – A Validation Method Short Story

Editor’s Note: The following short story was submitted to VTI by Scott Averill, CEO and co-owner of three Kansas-based older adult communities: Brookside Retirement Community (Overbrook), Wellsville Retirement Community (Wellsville) and The Fields of Brookside (a memory care home that offers a safe environment for six residents living with dementia). A few months ago, you […]

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Dear VTI Supporters: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

“When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.” – Vietnamese Proverb What a lovely quote, beautiful and powerful in its simplicity. And for the Validation Training Institute (VTI), so very pertinent. For VTI, a nonprofit founded in 1984, realizing that the fruits of our labor genuinely depends on you, our many […]

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For VTI, Filmmaking Partnership a Critical Part of Success

The long-standing professional partnership between VTI founder Naomi Feil and her husband, retired filmmaker Ed Feil, has led to a slew of award-winning films in the fields of gerontology, education and human relations—and even a place in the National Film Registry. For Ed, filmmaking has always been a labor of love. Last fall, the New York […]

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On the Road with the Validation Method

Editor’s Note: This month, we hear from two familiar voices: VTI Executive Director Vicki de Klerk-Rubin and her mother, Validation Founder Naomi Feil. The pair recently wrapped up their final European tour (together) and shared a few musings on the experience and the future of Validation. On the road with Mom I’m writing this article […]

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Validation an Important Piece of Company’s Unique Approach to Older Adult Care

CEO: ‘I truly don’t think I would be working in the field of long-term care…if I had not run across Naomi Feil.” When it comes to caring for older adults, Scott Averill is not afraid to think outside the box. Along with his wife, Susan, Averill is CEO and co-owner of three Kansas-based older adult […]

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VTI Assembling Worldwide Validation Speakers List

The nonprofit invites Validation Presenters and Teachers who have maintained continuing education and supervision requirements to join the new list, which will be shared with conference organizers seeking speakers. The Validation Training Institute (VTI) is taking a giant step to maintain quality in Validation training worldwide—while making it easier for conference organizers to find Validation […]

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