Lifelines Academy: What is it?
If you don’t know about Lifelines Academy yet, it’s time you did. Lifelines Academy is an online community for educating and connecting people serving seniors. The mission is to “prepare businesses, professionals and families to meet the challenges of – and to realize the opportunities associated with – the aging of America”. With over 500 online (interactive) courses, we think they do “education” quite well.
“The more businesses that collaborate, the better things can get for the seniors and their family caregivers” says Sheryl Hunter, CEO of Lifelines Academy. She learned this lesson first hand over many years of caring for her grandmother and an aunt, both suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Sheryl, an attorney, co-founded Lifelines Academy in 2009 with business partner Beth Farrell. Together their goal remains educating and connecting people serving seniors nationwide. Lifelines Academy offers online courses for geriatric care managers, senior move managers, healthcare providers, designers and other professionals serving seniors. They also have a growning network of providers of goods and services to this marketplace.
The majority of courses offered by Lifelines Academy provide either continuing education credits or a specialty certification. This online educator is unique because the focus is on the entrepreneur. It’s focused on the entrepreneur who is seeking an innovative (turn-key) business solution to meet the needs of the growing aging market. Co-founder Beth Farrell explains, “people today have limited resources, one of which is time. Our courses are designed to enable people to take classes conveniently and cost effectively. They can do this online and receive valuable information, the right business forms, checklists, and marketing materials. These items allow for an immediate implementation of the course curriculum“. Both founders know that people serving seniors need to meet the needs of their clients AND be able to run a business.
Click through to review the online education offerings from Lifelines Academy… You’ll be glad you did!