Each November, CAHF’s Convention and Exposition are held in Palm Springs. By far CAHF’s largest meeting, the convention includes a 275 booth Expo, special events and social functions, educational sessions throughout the meeting, nationally recognized speakers and the opportunity to meet with new people or see old friends. This convention is attended by more than 2,000 people. The finale is CAHF’s Installation Banquet, a dress-up affair with a gourmet dinner and world-class entertainment. The convention marks the end of CAHF’s year as new officers are elected and CAHF begins again with new committee members for the coming year.
Founded in 1950, the California Association of Health Facilities is a non-profit trade association representing skilled-nursing facilities and intermediate-care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. It is dedicated to providing quality care for the frail, elderly, intellectually disabled and those with chronic mental illness. Each year, CAHF members provide short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, end-of-life assistance and critical habilitative nursing services for 300,000 people. CAHF is the largest provider of continuing education for long-term care providers in California.
Rock Star Professional Speaker
What do John Mellencamp, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Sting, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler, The Smashing Pumpkins, Meatloaf, B.B. King, Rod Stewart, and John Fogerty have in common?
All of these rock ‘n’ roll superstars have performed with Kenny Aronoff as their drummer, keeping the beat in the studio or on the road.
So how does one become such a sought-after drummer? It all began in 1964, when a young Kenny watched The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan show. He asked his Mom to call The Beatles because he wanted to play in their band. Little did he know that fifty years later he would get to perform onstage with Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as countless other professional musicians, during the CBS Special The Night That Changed America.
Before that lifetime achievement, Kenny began his rock career touring and performing with John Mellencamp for 17 years! When Mellencamp decided to take time off, Kenny was motivated to embark on his own. He fulfilled a lifelong goal–and became a sought-after session drummer, as well as a touring drummer.
Today, Kenny Aronoff spends his time touring, recording in the studio, and teaching people how to embrace adversity and gain confidence in their personal and professional lives. His life lessons, the stories, the music, and the adventure come to the stage with Kenny Aronoff–one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world!
Craig is a nationally recognized goof ball and speaker who has shared his message of “lightening up” and “reclaiming our natural spontaneity” with groups across industries, in all 50 states and abroad.
Described as a “chiropractor for the soul”, Craig does more than just tailor his programs… he rolls up his sleeves and works in the audience, where unexpected magic brings real change.
Since 1992, Craig has profoundly impacted over 1 million people, taught authentic communication to cops and gang members, surgeons and school superintendents, lawyers and realtors. Craig has brought his Intelligence of Fun to sales executives, child-abuse-prevention specialists, farmers, New York executives, and hospice workers. He has championed university professors, federal prison workers, mental health specialists and the armed forces, by bringing his lion-hearted passion for sharing radical leadership, a collaborative spirit, and for finding one’s authentic voice, mission and joy!
He unravels us from our habitual ways of being and from the social conditioning that keeps us stuck; and he does it with humor and heart.
Craig offers a compassionate perspective to groups dealing with intense adversity, from post-combat soldiers to 911 victims to domestic violence and victim advocates. (First outside speaker to address Columbine HS students and staff after the tragedy).
As a single dad raising a young son, Craig climbed mountains with his son on his back, joined knitting circles with the playpen at his feet, and improvised bedtime stories and songs that still show up nearly 20 years later. Craig sees kiddos as his best teachers.
Here’s how his son describes his dad today: “My dad is a playful, funny guy with a generous heart who can’t admit defeat when I take him to the hoop, and I’m weary of sharing my burger, because his bites are massive…“