CLAREMONT - Pilgrim Place will hold a long-term care administrators one-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 8.

The fee is $120 for one-person registration or $99 for two more registrations.

Pilgrim Place, founded in 1915 at 625 Mayflower Road in Claremont, is a center for people who are called to careers in religious and charitable nonprofits.

"Unlike models that employ expensive new facilities, Pilgrim Place offers a much more proactive approach," said LaVrene Norton, CEO of Action Pact, a firm helping to put together the workshop. "Just as it is the people that make any business, a well-educated staff at a skilled nursing facility like Pilgrim Place really dictates the success of this kind of effort. Pilgrim Place is a great example of the neighborhood model of care and a great venue to offer this workshop."

According to its website, Action Pact is a training and consulting company "at the forefront of the culture change movement in long-term care."

The day-long workshop, according to a news release, has been approved for six hours of continuing education units for long-term care administrators.

To register, call Action Pact at 414-258-3649.

Additionally, Pilgrim Place received a $600,000 donation from the estate of long-time Claremont resident Dorothy Decker, according to a Jan. 3 news release.

"When Ms. Decker passed away in 2001, she left $2.4 million dollars in a trust," said Bill Cunitz, President and CEO of Pilgrim Place in a statement.


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"The trustees were charged with awarding the money to deserving entities. We feel very fortunate to have been selected. Ms. Decker was familiar with Pilgrim Place from a young age. When she attended Pomona College, many of the visiting faculty were missionaries on furlough, living at Pilgrim Place. These people had spent many years overseas and shared their experiences and incredible knowledge of other countries and cultures." "The funds are unrestricted," said spokesman Tim Sunderland on Jan. 23. "They've got some time to think about what to use it for."

Dorothy's father, Edgar Decker, started The Claremont Savings & Loan Bank. In 1920, she graduated from Pomona College and ended up teaching in Santa Ana before she headed back to Claremont for retirement and died at age 102.

Pilgrim Place has received several donations from the Dorothy Decker Trust since its inception, according to the release. With the recent award, the total approaches $900,000.

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