”Par-tee at the Links”, the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation’s 2013 fundraising event, raised nearly $350,000 for the Foundation Scholarship Program and other quality, research and education initiatives.
250 enthusiastic supporters gathered at Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy on October 3rd to raise funds for the Mass Senior Care Foundation at “Par-tee at the Links.”
Guest of honor W. Scott Plumb, honored for his 25 years with Mass Senior Care, enjoys a light hearted tribute by members called “Great Scott!”
7th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, ”Preventing Falls – One Step at a Time,” brought together advocates, legislators, providers and consumers at the Massachusetts State House-Great Hall on September 23, 2013 to promote awareness of falls as a major public health issue.
Helen Magliozzi, Mass Senior Care Director of Regulatory Affairs and Tri-Chair of the MA Falls Prevention Coalition, addresses “Falls Awareness Day” attendees at the State House.
OASIS facility champions from across Massachusetts gathered in September to share “boots on the ground” innovative training ideas. The OASIS training curriculum was designed by Dr. Susan Wehry to give frontline staff strategies for responding to residents with dementia who use behavior as their primary way to communicate with staff. OASIS participants have been engaged in a variety of training activities including full day training sessions, webinars and one-on-one coaching calls with Mass Senior Care project staff.
Fourteen faculty members from nursing programs across Massachusetts successfully completed the 3rd annual Faculty Institute for Gerontological Nursing, sponsored by the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell School of Nursing. The Institute’s mission is to increase the state’s capacity to educate nurses who are better prepared to provide quality care for older adults and people with disabilities in long term care facilities, and to increase the numbers of nursing students who choose to work in these settings.