2015 Conference Materials

2015 Conference Booklet


Here are the presentations and handouts that we received from presenters from the 2015 Annual Conference.  If you do not see one that you are looking for, we did not receive it from the presenter.


Key Note – Resilience: Thriving Through The Challenges of Life by Maria Sirois

Programs for Dual Eligible Consumers by Cindy Phillips and Elizabeth Bradley

Community Transit Grants and Coordination Strategies by Rachel Fichtenbaum, Theadora Fisher and Price Armstrong

Addressing Loss and Grief in Your COA: A Gentle and Practical Approach by Ann Geagan and Melissa  Roberts Weidmann

Best Practices in Home Care Referrals:  Consumer Protection & Quality by Timothy Burgers and Laurie S. Bender

Can We Talk? by Pam Kristan

Getting what you ask for, a perspective from a Town Manager and a Finance Committee Member by Carolyn Brennan and Stephen Crane

ACT on Alzheimer’s: Creating Dementia Friendly Communities by Christine Alessandro

Writing A Winning Grant Proposal by Denise Sheppard

How to Make Your Senior Center Shine by Patrice Rousseau and Sandy Hansen

A Federal Overview of Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation and Identified Best Practices and Innovations by Jennifer Throwe

Senior Home Safety…”Safe at Home” by Karen Juhl, Tim Morrissey and Nan Vaida

Us and Them: Are We Really Different by Karlene Shea

Advance Care Planning : Exploring Options & Communicating Choices by Lisa Ahbel

Designing and Implementing a Medical Advocacy Program Using Skilled Volunteers: Patient Navigators by Malka Young and Amanda Coughlin

Reaching Out To You With Open Arms by Stephen Fielding and Debra Goodsell

Reducing Falls Risk and Managing Chronic Diseases Through Evidence Based Programming by Melissa Donegan and Susan Poludniak

Reaching Everyone: Ensuring That Your Programs and Services are Inclusive and Accessible by Rachel Tanenhaus and Bridget Landers

The Rainbow Room by Bob Linscott and Maryann Ryan

Old or Bold? Rusty or Gold? Overcoming Your Senior Center’s Marketing Challenges by Barrie Atkin


Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138