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Senior Service Networking Conference

  September 14, 2017 (Thursday)
  Senior Service Networking Conference
  Lombardo's Conference Center
  6 Billings Street
  Randolph, MA 
Senior Service Networking Conference is a one day conference designed for the professionals who provide care to seniors.  It will include accredited CE programs, informative exhibits, continental breakfast, plated lunch and networking with peers and industry representatives.

Date: Sep 14, 2017 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM



CE Hours


CE Units


Registration closes on Sep 13, 2017 11:00 PM

Activity Type

  • Other

Target Audience(s)

  • Social Workers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Case Managers
  • Discharge Planners

Requirements for CE Credit

CCMC Approved Activity: This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Management Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM board certified case managers. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hours. Activity code: S00027799 Approval number: 170002808
Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at American Health Resources, Inc., 508-588-7700, for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Board of Nursing Home Administrators: NH-09015-017
American Health Resources, Inc. is approved as a licensed continuing education provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing CEP # 14254.



 Sponsored by:  South Shore Senior News, South Shore Elder Services and NASW









This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of positive aging. It will define the concept along with providing a history of its development. Lastly, it will examine and discuss how to utilize the concept to help seniors have a more fulfilling life. 


  • Define positive aging and its major components
  • Discuss the history of positive aging
  • Identify some of the major traits of positive aging
  • Explains some of the key barriers to positive aging
  • Review some of the strategies for overcoming barriers to successful aging
  • Understand the concept of integrity vs. despair


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Edward E. Alessi LICSW, MSW

Brief Bio : Assistant Professor at Middlesex College, Northeastern University & Quincy College
Date: 09/14/17
Time: 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Shifting Gears is a safe driving program sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicle Division (RMV) which focuses on issues facing older drivers. Topics include: rules of the road; warning signs of unsafe driving; common collisions and how to avoid them; and driving assessment tools. Topics also include utilizing RMV’s services, reporting policies and procedures reporting, and liability. If time allows, the discussion may also include disability parking placard information, application process, and legal uses of a placard or plate. The most recent research concerning older drivers will be covered as well as strategies to prepare an older driver for driving retirement.


  • Learn how to report at-risk drivers to the Massachusetts RMV
  • Review Massachusetts’ relicensing policy as it relates to older drivers
  • Understand that Massachusetts is a “self-reporting” state and understand who is liable
  • Discuss the warning signs of unsafe drivers and identify ways to assess and older driver and improve driver safety


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Michele Ellicks, BS, Health Sciences
Community Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Brief Bio : Michele has been presenting safe driving workshops for the Massachusetts’ Registry of Motor Vehicles since August of 2000. She chairs the RMV’s Junior Operator License Advisory Board, as well as the Partnership For Passenger Safety’s Older Driver Sub-Committee. She also leads MASSDOT’s strategic highway safety plan for older and younger drivers.
Date: 09/14/17
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Participants will learn about resources and strategies used by the Pharmacy Outreach Program in an effort to help older adults access medications and other supplies.  Attendees will learn about state, federal and private programs that help with cost and how to address barriers that may affect an older adult’s ability to obtain medications.  


  • Learn how to access programs to help older adults access medications and other supplies
  • Discuss state, federal and private programs that help with cost and how to address barriers that may affect an older adult’s ability to obtain medications
  • Review how to read a prescription formulary and understand the language associated with prescription medication insurance


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Colleen Massey, MS
Director of Operations / Adjunct Faculty, MCPHS University, School of Pharmacy, Worcester

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Victoria Howard
Case Manager, MCPHS University, School of Pharmacy, Worcester

Date: 09/14/17
Time: 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

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People with dementia need a sensitive understanding person to make them feel valued. Learning new communication skills is the key to working well with people with dementia.


  • Discuss why a person with dementia thinks differently
  • Understand how a person with dementia thinks differently
  • Learn how a person can help by responding differently
  • Review the C V S model of working with a person with dementia


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Beverly L. Moore, APRN, C.S.
Owner, Sweet Grapes, Inc., dba StilMee The leader in Alzh

Brief Bio : Beverly L. Moore has more than 40 years experience in mental health, training professionals and paraprofessionals in the understanding and management of behavior. She is a clinical specialist in psychiatric nursing and adult mental health, a family therapist, educator, public speaker, local columnist, author and business owner. She has coached hundreds of families in the Habilitation model of care.
Date: 09/14/17
Time: 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

CE Hours