Nov 19, 2020 09:30am - Nov 19, 2020 03:30pm


Mass Senior Care’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Sessions are available on-demand. Please contact Loan Nguyen at for registration or access.

Please join us for Mass Senior Care Association’s 2020 virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Going virtual is a big change, but we have put together a dynamic program of speakers, including a morning session featuring Congressman Richard Neal (MA-1st Congressional District) and Mark Parkinson, President & CEO of the American Health Care Association, both of whom will provide us with very timely updates on the current political and legislative climate in our nation’s Capitol, as well as an update on the provider community’s response to COVID-19.

Our afternoon program will focus on staff resiliency, how to maintain work/life balance and coping mechanisms for moving forward as we continue to battle COVID-19. Dr. Kimberly Miller and Dr. Susan Wehry will leave you feeling refreshed and with a renewed passion for the work that we do despite the tremendous challenges presented by the COVID-19 virus.

To register for the 2020 Annual Meeting, please click here. This registration is for Mass Senior Care facility members only. If you are an exhibitor or non-member, please contact


Program Agenda

Morning Session: 9:30am – 11:30am (2 CEUs)

Welcome & Congressional Update

The Honorable Richard Neal

U.S. Congressman, MA-1st District

Chair, House Ways and Means Committee

Keynote Address: DC Update 2020 and Beyond 

Mark Parkinson

President & CEO, American Health Care Association (AHCA)

Celebrating Our Long Term Care Heroes

Tara Gregorio

President, Massachusetts Senior Care Association

Chair’s Report & Business Meeting

Tom Lavallee

Chair, Massachusetts Senior Care Association

Chief Operating Officer, Alliance Health & Human Services


Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 3:30pm (2.5 CEUs)

Keeping The Super Heroes Super

Dr. Kimberly Miller, Kimberly Miller & Associates, LLC

Health care professionals are passionate about serving others; however, this calling can take its toll on employees' mental/physical health. This presentation will explore the differences between stress, burnout and compassion fatigue and describe how to address each one, discuss why we all struggle to have balance in our lives and engage in regular self-care, detail what our “early warning systems” are, and describe specific strategies, tools and interventions that can be used by both individuals and organizations to foster healthy coping, balance and a positive mindset in employees.

Reflect, Recharge, Reconstruct

Dr. Susan Wehry, MD, Chief of Geriatrics, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone but perhaps none more than people who live and work in long term care and their families and friends. As we begin our long journey of recovery from this unprecedented disaster (at least in our lifetimes), let’s take stock of where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re headed. We’ll look at the usual stages of recovery in an ongoing disaster, talk about visitation, including phased re-openings and emerging views on essential visitors, compassionate care and critical support. Together we’ll think about lessons learned in hopes of being even better prepared in the future. Finally, we’ll talk about ways of taking care of ourselves and each other in this challenging time.

To register for the 2020 Annual Meeting, please click here. The registration is for Mass Senior Care facility members only. If you are an exhibitor or non-member, please contact

CEUs: Up to 4.5

The Massachusetts Senior Care Association has qualified for “deemed status #NH-09015-007” from the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators for Administrators.  This program also meets continuing education requirements for Nurses in Massachusetts. All paid seminar attendees will receive certificate of attendance.



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