Study Sessions and Videos

In April, 2023, we launched a series of Aging and Disability Study Sessions.

On October 20, 2021, we celebrated Global Dignity Day with a conversation about dignity. Learn more about the event at the Global Dignity Day page, or watch the Global Dignity Day webinar.

Upcoming Sessions

Some workshops are posted on our YouTube Channel.

Study Sessions, Workshops and Training

Study Session – Briefing on Bill H.4193: An Act to improve quality and oversight of long-term care

The December 20, 2023 study session detailed provisions of the comprehensive long-term care reform bill passed by the MA House of Representatives on November 15, 2023 and pending before the ...

Study Session:  Briefing on The Affordable Homes Act – H 4138

The study session on December 15, 2023, provided details on the housing bond bill proposed by Governor Maura Healey.

Study Session: A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Iezzoni

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, Board Member, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors, representing the disability community. She is a professor at Harvard Medical School as well as the director ...

Study Session: Disability Law Center

How Protection and Advocacy under Federal Authority Impacts Litigation, Oversight and Systemic Work The December 13, 2023 study session covered the role and current priorities of the Disability Law Center ...

Study Session: Using Class Actions to Promote System Change

Steven Schwartz, Legal Director, Center for Public Representation, was the featured guest for a DignityMA Study Session on September 22, 2023. His topic is Using Class Actions to Promote System ...

Study Session: ReFraming Aging

November 8, 2023 This interactive webinar covered how ageism harms us all, how to counter ageism, and how to be an agent for change. Additional Resources

Study Session: PACE Program and More

The Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an evidence-based care model for older adults who meet a nursing-home level of care but live in community settings ...

Study Session: The Future of Nursing Homes: Navigator Homes

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Embracing the core values in the disruptive concept for nursing home design, the "Green House" model, Navigator Homes of Martha's Vineyard, opening this fall, will house ...

Nursing Home Staffing

Nursing Home Staffing has been an issue for some time. Insufficient staffing results in a poor quality of life for residents, resident safety and staff retention issues. DignityMA has compiled ...

Study Session: Secy. Edward Augustus

Secretary Edward Augustus, Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities September 13, 2023 Secretary Augustus has served as Chief of Staff for Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, City Manager for Worcester, ...

Study Session: Older American Act Programs and New Rulemaking

The U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking input on proposed updates to the regulations for its Older Americans Act (OAA) programs. The proposed rule is the first substantial ...

Study Session: State Director of Rural Affairs Anne Gobi

Study Session with State Director of Rural Affairs Anne Gobi Thursday, June 29, 2023, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Director of Rural Affairs Anne Gobi will be the featured guest ...

Study Session: Nursing Homes Funnel Billions Through Companies with Little Scrutiny from Federal Government

Report, Webinar and Study Session Dignity Alliance Massachusetts, in a launch of the new DignityMA Study Sessions, hosted a state level discussion of nursing home finances and the need for ...

Legislative Training for Advocates

Presented by Jessica Constantino, Massachusetts Director of Advocacy, AARP With Senator Richard T. Moore, Co-chair of the Dignity Alliance MA Legislative Work Group Wednesday, March 9, 2022 This session was ...

Social Media Workshops

Engaging Everyone: Creating Accessible, Powerful Social Media Content Part One can be viewed on YouTube and we have provided a roadmap and other useful links below. Sign Up for Part ...