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7th Sharpening Your Skills Conference

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Hampton Inn Boston-Natick

319 Speen Street

Natick, MA 01760

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7th Massachusetts Sharpening Your Skills Conference

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Coffee/Tea

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome from Healthy Living Center of Excellence, Melissa Donegan

9:15 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker- “My Journey on the Gurney: Perspective Inside the Bedrails and Outside the Box” Julia Fox Garrison

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 11:45 Concurrent Session 1

a) Healthy Aging and the Public Workforce System

Olga Yulikova, Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Rosemary Alexander, Department of Career Services

b) Caregiving 101: Self Care, Effective Strategies and More

Crystal Polizzotti, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

Matthew Call, Aging in Place with Alzheimer’s

c) Beyond Community Workshops; Using 1:1 Programs to Serve Homebound and Socially Isolated Populations

Melissa Donegan, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

Molly Gerbutavich, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

11:45 – 12:00 Break and Exhibitor Tables

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch and Networking

12:30 - 1:45 Plenary Session Working Effectively with Diverse Cultures

presented by Mercy Anampiu and Sheila Och, Lowell Community Health Center

1:45 - 2:00 Kate Lorig Innovation Award Presentation

2:00 – 2:15 Coffee Break

2:15 – 3:15 Concurrent Session 2

a) Welcoming Workshops: Building Inclusivity into Workshops and Trainings

Kimberly Warsett, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Nassira Nicola, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

b) The Hidden Face of the Opioid Epidemic: Opioid Use and Abuse in the Older Adult Population

Jennifer Fitzsimmons, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

c) Workplace Wellness: Delivery of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and the new wCDSMP Within the Workplace Setting

Susan Poludniak, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley

Andi Waisman, LifePath, Inc.

Silvia Bodie-Dominguez, BayPath Elder Services

3:15 -3:30 Closing Remarks

a) Evaluation

b) Raffle


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Hampton Inn Boston-Natick

319 Speen Street

Natick, MA 01760

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