Senior Centers 2013: Where Do We Grow from Here?
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Senior Centers 2013: Where Do We Grow from Here?


Date: October 2, 2013 - October 4, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM ET

Location: Sturbridge Host & Conference Center, Sturbridge MA

Type: Annual Conference


Join NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) and the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging & Senior Center Directors for this dynamic opportunity for senior center professionals from around the country to meet, network, and learn!


90+ Workshops Covering:

  • Evidence-based health and wellness programming
  • Workforce development and civic engagement
  • Outreach to underserved populations
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Coping with tight budgets
  • Emergency planning, fire prevention, and public safety programs
  • Social Security, Medicare, and public benefit programs
  • Mental health programs for older adults
  • Alzheimer’s and related diseases
  • NISC Accreditation, MCOA Certification, plus employee management and team leadership

4 Plenary Sessions with National Leaders:

  • James Firman, NCOA President and CEO: “Creating the Next Generation of Senior Centers: A Strategy Guide for All of Us”
  • James Arena-DeRosa, Northeast Regional Administrator for USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service: “Hidden Hunger Among our Senior Citizens”
  • Colin Milner, Founder and CEO, International Council on Active Aging: “Building the Foundation for Active Aging”
  • Christine Beatty, Bob Pitman, and Jill Jackson-Ledford, NISC/NCOA Leadership: “Ask the Experts”

2 Evening Events:

  • MCOA's Annual Membership Dinner Dance: “Senior Center Life is not Always Black and White” 
  • Cedar Lake Event: “Welcome to Fall in New England”

Field Trips: 

  • Visit area senior centers
  • Tour Old Sturbridge Village to see “What Growing Old in the 1830s Was Really Like"


Breakfasts and lunches for each day you register are included, as well as morning and afternoon snacks for participants in theExhibitor Room


Available for Social Workers and RNs on select courses,as well as Certificates of Attendance for Program and Activity Professionals and for MCOA Certified Staff

Plus 75+ Exhibitors and Vendors!


Sturbridge Massachusetts Hotel, Sturbridge MA

  • Within 1-hour drive of Boston and Springfield, MA; Hartford, CT; and Providence, RI; within 3-hour drive of New York City
  • Near Logan International Airport in Boston (62 miles), Bradley International Airport near Hartford (50 miles), and TF Green Airport near Providence (60 miles)  

Join the Senior Centers 2013 Conference Travel Group on Crossroads to coordinate travel with other senior center professionals to save costs!   



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