Conference Presentations



What is Happening Currently in Alzheimer's Research and the Critical Need for Research Participants

Presented by: Lenore Jackson-Pope


Who Are These Boomers & What Are We Going To Do With Them?

Presented by: K. Jean Williams and Rennie Cohen


Have I Outgrown my Home? Home Modifications, Reverse Mortgage and Property Tax Relief including Work-Off

Presented by: Norma Simons Fitzgerald, Susan GIllam, Debbie Robbins, and Xi Zhou


The Value of NSIC Accrediation

Presented by: Maureen Arsenault O'Leary, Sharon Lally and Dianne Stone


Findings from the SFY 2013 Senior Center and Municipal Surveys Conducted for the 2014-2017 State Plan on Aging

Presented by: Mildred Asano and Emmett Schmarsow


Are You Prepared to Help Older Adults Find Their Next Job?

Presented by: Mary Kay Browne and Anne Spangler



Forging New Partnerships: Creatign a Win-Win-Linking Home and COmmunity Supports with Healthcare Systems

Presented by: Amy McNulty



Mobilizing Those 50+ For Significant Service

Presented by: Christine Beatty


Serving People with Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease in the Community

Presented by: Nicole McGurin, Catherine Ricketson, and Lisa Ushkurnis



Using Trends to Build a Program That Meets Community Needs

Presented by: K. Jean Williams and Rennie Cohen



RI Healthy Communities: Techniques for Collaboration and Sustainability of Evidence Based Wellness Programs

Presented by: Amy Mochel, Tara Treffry and Sandra Blackmon



Developing a Community Leadership Program for Seniors

Presented by: Hella Spellman


Transportation Resources for Seniors

Presented by: Theadora Fisher


Aging mastery Program (AMP)

Presented by: Emily Dessem, Lynn Fields Harris, Joanne Moore, Bob Pitman, Dianne Stone


PS 101: An Overview of the Massachusetts Elder Protective Services Program

Presented by: Jonathan Fielding and Bree Cunningham


Beat the BLues: An Integrated Approach to Depressions Identification and Treatment in an Urban Senior Center Setting

Presented by: Lynn Fields Harris and Megan McCoy



ADA Basics: Help Seniors Age in Place and Remain Active in Their Communities

Presented by: Stacy R. Hart



Achieving Greater Impact Through Evidence-Based Programs: Strategies for Success

Presented by: Emily Dessem and Kristie Kulinski


30 Rules of Professional Survival

Presented by: Daniel J. Morgado



Community teaming to Address Elder Mental Health Crises

Presented by: Anne C. Bisson, Detective Michael Bonenfant, Edward J. JO'Brien, Charlene Bonenfant



From Nice to Necessary: Creating Effective Intergenerational Programs

Presented by: Andrea Fonte Weaver



Fitness Programs for All Size Centers

Presented by: Mary Jo Riley and Judy Jencks




MassHealth: Many Roads to Coverage for Elders

Presented by: Chris Ciano and Renee Grenier



Pushin' Up The Daisies: An Obituary Writing Workshop

Presented by: Victoria Haeselbarth



The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Walking Club

Presented by: Ed Pomfred and Nancy McCarthy




Delivering a 360 Degree Service Package in Your Senior Center

Presented by: Traci Lee and Emma Houston



Retire the Fire! A Community-Wide Prevention Initiative for Older Adults

Presented by: Tina Gorman and Jennifer Mieth



Census to Senses: Genealogy and Personal Histories Made Simple

Presented by: Seema-Jayne Kenney and Marjorie Turner Hollman




It's Not Rocket Science - The Massachusetts Formula Grant: A Guide to Securing A Stable Funding Source for Senior Center Activities and State Association Dues

Presented by: David P. Stevens




NISC Research Award Winners

Presented by: Dr. Delia West


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