We are very pleased to announce that Governor Charlie Baker will speak during the morning session at our November 17th Annual Meeting!
Join us as we gather in-person for our 2022 Annual Meeting & Trade Show on Thursday, November 17th at the DCU Center in Worcester! In addition to learning from dynamic speakers on relevant workforce topics, you can also network with colleagues and vendors at the Trade Show and Luncheon. A post-conference “Thank You LTC Heroes” cocktail reception at Off the Rails restaurant will immediately follow the afternoon session.
Morning Session, 9:30 am – 11:30am (2 CEUs)
Welcome & Annual Business Meeting – Tara M. Gregorio, President, Massachusetts Senior Care Association
Chair's Report - Tom Lavallee, Chair, Massachusetts Senior Care Association Board of Directors; COO, Alliance Health Management Services
Remarks by His Excellency Charlie Baker
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Keynote Address: Getting Real about Being ‘In the Red’
Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder and CEO, Rebel Health and ARCHANGELS
Caring for others is the single most foundational element of humanity. It’s part of all of us, and that’s a powerful thing. It can also get intense, impacting our relationships, our work, and our health. What do we do with all that intensity? We cope. We survive…sometimes self-medicating with a second (or even third) glass of wine or food choices we regret. Sound familiar? The Caregiver Intensity Index gives you an Intensity Score, with being “in the red” translating to having the most stress with the least access to support. In this talk, you’ll be validated by recent data about the reality of care in the US, and empowered to do something about it, for ourselves – and as leaders in our organizations and communities.
President's Perspective & Quality Award Recognition - Tara M. Gregorio and Tom Lavallee
Trade Show & Buffet Lunch, 11:30 am – 1:30pm
Afternoon Session, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (2 CEUs)
Susan Misiorski, Vice President of Workforce Development, Mass Senior Care Association
Stabilizing the long term care workforce continues to be a top priority. In this session, we’ll provide a snapshot of current challenges and opportunities informed by data from member Workforce, Nursing Home Administrator, and Career Advancement surveys. Gain a deeper understanding of how workforce challenges and member feedback are a driving force in MSCAs advocacy and workforce development strategies.
Tired to Inspired
Denise Boudreau, President, Drive, a culture consultancy firm that optimizes recruitment and retention, exclusively for healthcare and senior living organizations
You came into the aging services field wanting to make a difference in the lives of others, but after a few years you found yourself feeling more tired than inspired! That’s especially true the last few months. In this powerful presentation, you’ll discover the astonishing underlying cause of the fatigue that so often turns the most idealistic and well-intentioned team members into part of the problem. You’ll find out how doing the right thing, in every sense of the word will have the hearts of your team brimming with the love and enthusiasm that led them into aging services in the first place.
3:30pm - LTC Heroes Reception, Off the Rails Restaurant, one block from the DCU Center