June 22, 2023
NASW – Massachusetts Chapter
Thursday, June 22, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
6 CEUs available for social workers.
This year's conference will explore how social workers can work effectively with older adults, families, and staff in their workplace; the program will focus on individuals from different ethnicities, languages, and gender identities. Join us on June 22 and learn about how to support social workers to better advocate on behalf of older adults, and how to engage in improving the quality of life and services within the communities we serve.
- Learn how state and national organizations advocate on behalf of older adults (especially in nursing homes).
- Learn about community organizations that provide older adult services, the potential impact on their clients, and how to refer and work with them.
- Learn about the strengths and challenges for nursing home social workers and how to engage in an effort to improve and regulate their presence.
Keynote speaker: Lori Smetanka, JD, Executive Director, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care: "Advocating for Action: Promoting the Essential Role of Social Services in Nursing Home Residents' Well-Being"
8:30 - 8:45am: Welcome remarks by Rebekah Gewirtz, Chapter Executive Director, and Frank Baskin, Nursing Home Committee Chair
8:45 - 10:15am: Keynote Address: Advocating for Action: Promoting the Essential Role of Social Services in Nursing Home Residents' Well-Being
10:15 - 10:30am: Morning break
10:30 - 11:30am: Workshop: Public Policy
11:30 - 12:00pm: Workshop: Why We Need Social Workers, Accomplishments, and Strengths
12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch break
1:15 - 2:45pm: Afternoon workshops (select one)
Workshop 1: The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Challenges & Opportunities in Nursing Home Practice
Workshop 2: Councils on Aging/Senior Centers: The Community's Best Kept Secret
Workshop 3: Elder Mental Health Outreach Teams and Emerging Community-Based Models to Support Older Adults with Behavioral Health Conditions
2:50 - 3:20pm: Workshop: Challenges by Social Workers
3:20 - 4:20pm: Workshop: What Changes Must Be Made: Why & Action Steps to Bring Social Workers Into the 21st Century
4:20 - 4:35pm: Participant Q&A
4:40 pm: Conference ends
NASW Member: $60
Retired/Student NASW Member: $45
Not yet members: $80
This year's Nursing Home and Elder Issues Conference will be fully virtual in a Zoom Meeting room on Thursday, June 22 @ 8:30am - 4:40pm EST. Two days prior to the event, participants will receive an email with information on how to join the conference, Zoom link, evaluation form, and more.
Online registrations are closing on Tuesday, June 20. Please note, no refunds will be made for cancellations received after this date.
For questions, email our Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org