Conference Plenary Events

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Wednesday Afternoon:

We are pleased to announce that Gov. Charlie Baker will be addressing the conference at the Wednesday Plenary session. He will be addressing “The STATE of Older Adults”. A panel of elder experts will then respond to the Governor’s remarks. The panelists include: EOEA Secretary Alice Bonner, ASA President Robert Blancato, ACL Regional Administrator Kathleen Otte, and MCOA President Brian O’Grady. The session will be moderated by David P. Stevens, Executive Director of MCOA.


Thursday Morning:

Alec Graham, Director of Protective Services, EOEA will present “Massachusetts Elder Protective Services Program Updates for Fiscal Year 2018”. He will discuss the implementation of the State Central Intake Unit, regulation changes regarding investigations, and updates on the new Decisional Capacity Screen tool. He will also demonstrate the new Protective Services Online Reporting website.


Thursday Afternoon:

Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Administration of Community Living will present “Supporting YOU As We Age Out Loud”. She will be joined by Jim FIrman, President and CEO of National Council on Aging (NCOA), Brinn Sullivan, President of the NHASC (New Hampshire), Rick Liegl, President of the CASCP (Connecticut), and Brian O’Grady, President of MCOA.


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