OA’s 2018 Fall Conference themed “Reframing Aging” was held at the Sea Crest Hotel in Falmouth, MA on October 24, 25, & 26
A big thank you to our Sponsors, Vendors and Exhibitors
To all of you super MCOA staff:
Thank you for a very special conference last week. Your detailed preparation and precise attention to all the details that make up conference planning ensured an informative, insightful, and very learned experience for me once again. It is always great to see you and other senior center/council directors, especially to exchange ideas and gain knowledge about senior services and issues.
I plan on participating as a presenter next year and look forward to 2019.
Thank you for all your hard work.
Stephen W. Fielding
Just a short note of sincere thanks for a wonderful conference! The MCOA Conference is always the highlight of my fall work!
The work that goes into putting this together must be extraordinary and it shows in the variety of programs and opportunities for us all.
And I love the Sea Crest … the accommodations and food is always stellar!
Thank you never seems enough, but thank you!
I wanted to thank you for allowing us to be presenters at the MCOA conference last week. I had never attended this conference in the past, only heard about it from a few of my colleagues in CT who attended!
I was very impressed with EVERYTHING about the conference, from the location, to how organized it was, to even the apples on the registration table! It was also super helpful to have a volunteer assigned in each room to hand out and collect the evaluations. What surprised me the most was the vendors…I had no idea, and never even gave it a thought, that there would be vendors there and I have made connections for programs and services that I can bring back to my senior center. I already booked Steve Henderson to do a 10 week theater program here and I emailed the Securities and Exchange Commission to come out to do a program on investment fraud as part of the Triad for Senior Safety I coordinate. I am super excited to start my “100 Cups of Coffee” campaign which inspired me and gave me so many ideas! That was by far my favorite workshop!
It is so hard to get out of the office, but it was worth it!
Please pass along my thanks to ALL who contributed to the success of this conference. I know it is a big undertaking!!!
I hope to attend in the future!
Emmett Schmarsow receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from MCOA Board President Becky Moriarty
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan Senior Care Options
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Senior Living Residences
Tufts Health Plan
2Sisters Senior Living Advisors
Age Friendly Advisor
AGIS Network, Inc.
At Home Hearing Healthcare
Coastal Hearing Clinic Inc.
Foresters Financial Services
Have Comedy Will Travel
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Home Instead Senior Care
Interior Resources Inc
Liturgical Publications Inc.
MedMinder Systems Inc.
New Pond Village
Next Day Access
Nordixx Pole Walking
Precision Fitness Equipment
Purple Umbrella Jewelry
Rob Peters Entertainment
Secretary of State
Seniors Helping Seniors – Boston/Metrowest
Spano & Dawicki, LLC
Tours of Distinction
Amesbury Council on Aging
Center for EcoTechnology
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Compassion & Choices
Department of Fire Services
Empower Success Corps
Fallon Health, Summit Eldercare
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts
Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authori
Guardian Community Trust
Help Around Town
Home Modification Loan Program/CEDAC
Dept. of Telecommunications and Cable
Massachusetts Alzheimers’s Disease Research
Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program
New England Homes for the Deaf
Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program
PLAN of MA & RI
Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
Senior Medicare Patrol Program
The Carroll Center for the Blind
The Greater Boston Food Bank
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission