Being selected to participate in the 2015 LeadingAge Leadership Academy was quite a surprise to me this summer. I applied thinking there was little chance I would be accepted. Fortunately, I was, and I’m fresh off the plane from my first experience with this Academy.
I am reminded of my age often, whether it’s when meeting peers, working with residents or even introducing myself to families. I have to earn respect quickly and, in some ways, have to convince them I deserve to be here. I’m sure that feeling will vanish over time, and I continue to learn every day.