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Spring Education Conference

MGA 34th Annual Spring Conference at Charlestown
"Healthy Aging in a New Age"

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Charlestown Retirement Community
715 Maiden Choice Lane
Catonsville, MD 21228

Maryland Gerontological Association presents awards every year at the conference to recognize individuals or organizations that make a significant difference in the quality of life for older adults in Maryland.

Individual Award winner 2016: Linda Nunes-Schrag
The Individual Award honors an individual for outstanding and on-going contributions to aging-related services, research, administration, or advocacy.

Organization Award winner 2016: Action in Maturity Inc.
The Organization Award honors a community group, business, or organization that has demonstrated leadership, advocacy, or developed an innovative program for seniors.

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MGA 33rd Annual Spring Conference at Charlestown
"Empowerment Through Choices" - June 11, 2015

Presentations from the Conference:

"Making Choice a Reality for our Elders" by Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera MD PhD


MGA Annual Organization award: Senior Service America, Inc: For its Outstanding Commitment and Dedication to Older Workers throughAdvocacy and Innovative Workforce Training Programs

MGA Individual achievement award: Jessica Rowe: For her commitment to advocacy for older adults and their families and her dedication as an educator for professionals in the field of aging

MGA Individual achievement award: Karen Schoeneman: For her exceptional leadership on improving the quality of life for nursing home residents in Maryland and nationwide




MGA Networking Breakfast - October 22, 2014

The Five A's of Older Driver Safety - 8:00am

Speaker:
Shawn Brennan, MSW - Mobility and Transportation Manager of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Location:
Timonium Fairgrounds
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093


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MGA Ethics Forum

September 10, 2014

Featured Speaker: Mark T. Hughes, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Core Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University Co-Chair, Hospital Ethics Committee, Johns Hopkins Hospital

 

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2014 Spring Conference

Outlooks on Aging: Renew, Redefine, and Reform

MGA Networking Breakfast - April 2, 2014

Coming of Age in Maryland: A Service Model for Older Adults


April 2, 2014 - 8:30am to 10:00am

Presenter: Beth K. Shapiro, LCSW-C, Community Liaison for the Jewish Social Services Agency.


Sponsored by: Riderwood Retirement Community
Celebration Room, Town Center Community Building
3140 Gracefield Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

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MGA Networking Breakfast - October 9, 2013

Empowerment Through Civic Engagement: New Models to Help Older Adults Connect with their Communities

Branden A. McLeod, MSW, Program Director, ReServe Maryland
Lane Levine, Community Network Director, Northwest Neighbors Connecting

October 9, 2013 - 7:00 to 9:00am

Location:

Timonium Fairgrounds
2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Promenade Palace (formerly the Cow Palace)

REGISTRATION:
Please register by visiting http://www.seniorexpoonline.com

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Waxter Wisdom Series: Hoarding: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know
2013 Spring Conference

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Charlestown Retirement Community
Catonsville, MD


Award for Individual Treatment and Award for Program Achievement on Behalf of Maryland's Older Adults

Award Description: Every year the Maryland Gerontological Association recognizes individuals or organizations that make a significant difference in the quality of life for older adults in Maryland.  The award for individual achievement honors an individual for outstanding and on-going contributions to aging-related services, research, administration, or advocacy.   The award for program achievement honors a community group, business, or organization that has demonstrated leadership, advocacy, or developed an innovative program for seniors.  Awards will be presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the Maryland Gerontological Association on June 19, 2013 at Charlestown Retirement Community.  The award recipient is expected to be present to receive the award.


Student Award

Award Description: The MGA student award committee invites graduate students from degree granting programs in Maryland with a focus on older adults to submit a description of a completed project that demonstrates innovative approaches to service delivery care which support older people at home, in the community or in institutional care.  Monetary rewards will be given to those selected. The recipients will be expected to attend the MGA annual conference June 19, 2013 with faculty mentor, present the project in poster format throughout the conference and receive the award during the conference.


Committee Description:
Student Awards Committee:

The MGA Student Awards Committee functions once a year to solicit, collect, and evaluate abstracts submitted by eligible graduate students in gerontology or a related field/track for consideration for a monetary prize to be announced at the MGA annual Spring Conference.  This committee consists of a Chairperson and 4 to 5 members of the Board, and other invited members (if any).

The functions of the MGA Student Awards Committee include:

  • Development of the criteria and time frame for disseminating information about the annual competition at the MGA website and via e-blasts to the MGA membership (typically during January of each year)
  • Review of submitted abstracts and determination (selection) of award-winning abstract(s)
  • Presentation of award(s) at annual MGA Spring Conference
Community Services Professional Development Workshop

April 25, 2013
Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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Spring Education Conference

MGA Spring Conference
Thursday June 7, 2012
Charlestown Retirement Community
Catonsville, MD

MGA Spring Conference Brochure
30th Annual Spring Conference Exhibitor Information

PowerPoint Presentations

Please note: If you do not find slides posted for a particular presentation, this is because the speaker did not grant permission to post the slides or has not given the slides to MGA at this time.


Student Award

Deadline Extended! April 30, 2012

Committee Chair:  Ann Marie Spellbring
Contact Information:
Award Description: The MGA student award committee invites graduate students from degree granting programs in Maryland with a focus on older adults to submit a description of a completed project that demonstrates innovative approaches to service delivery care which support older people at home, in the community or in institutional care.  Two monetary rewards up to $1,000.00 each will be given to those selected. The recipients will be expected to attend the MGA annual conference June 7, 2012 with faculty mentor, present the project in poster format throughout the conference and receive the award during the conference.


Committee Description:
Student Awards Committee:

The MGA Student Awards Committee functions once a year to solicit, collect, and evaluate abstracts submitted by eligible graduate students in gerontology or a related field/track for consideration for a monetary prize to be announced at the MGA annual Spring Conference.  This committee consists of a Chairperson and 4 to 5 members of the Board, and other invited members (if any).

The functions of the MGA Student Awards Committee include:

  • Development of the criteria and time frame for disseminating information about the annual competition at the MGA website and via e-blasts to the MGA membership (typically during January of each year)
  • Review of submitted abstracts and determination (selection) of award-winning abstract(s)
  • Presentation of award(s) at annual MGA Spring Conference
Please click here for the call for abstracts
MGA Networking Breakfast - April 20, 2012

New Approaches to Creativity: The Timeslips Project

Liz Nichols - Coordinating Trainer and Facilitator April 20, 2012 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Location:
Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, Inc.
Easter Seals Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center
1420 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-588-8700

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2011 Spring Education Conference

Staying Healthy, Active and Involved in the Community:  Optimizing Your Resources

Committee Co-Chairs: Jane Marks and Patricia Alt
Contact Information:
Save the date:  June 22 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM   
Charlestown Conference Center

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Powerpoint Presentations

Please note: If you do not find slides posted for a particular presentation, this is because the speaker did not grant permission to post the slides or has not given the slides to MGA at this time.

Maintaining Quality of Life

  • Barbara Resnick (Note: this is a 42 MB file and may take a long time to download on slower connections)

Staying on Top of Your Health

Mental Health Needs: Meeting the Challenge

Reaching Out to the Community

Hot Topics

MGA Networking Breakfast

THE TRANSPORTATION CHALLENGE: MEETING THE NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS

Presenters:
Sue Dollins, Executive Director, The Senior Connection
David Mohabbi, Regency Cab

APRIL 14, 2011
8:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Easter Seals Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center
1420 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-588-8700

Please register in advance through email at marylandgerontologyassoc@yahoo.com

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Committee Co-Chairs: Marsha Ansel and Marie Ickrath
Contact Information: mansel@mcmha.org
Save the Date: April 14, 2011
Committee Description: The MGA Networking Breakfasts present innovative programs in the field of aging. The topics address models of service, service delivery, policy, and other updates and issues impacting older adults. The sessions allow time for networking with other professionals while enjoying breakfast refreshments. Locations are arranged to provide a range of opportunities to participate in the programs.

Caregiving Trends and Issues

Caregivers Forum

December 1, 2011
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Rice Auditorium, Catonsville, MD

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MGA Spring Forum

Ethical Issues in Gerontological Practice

Presented by Barbara A. Soniat, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor and Director,
Center on Global Aging
The Catholic University of America
National Catholic School of Social Service
& MGA Board Member

May 24, 2011
Vantage House, Columbia, MD

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MGA/MDA Educational Forum

Work Opportunities for Seniors in a Slow Economic Recovery

Tuesday, October 5, 1 – 4 PM
UMBC Technology Center

Featured Speakers

  • Richard Johnson – Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Paulette Francois – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
  • Edward J. Fangman – Executive Liaison, Baltimore County Workforce Development Council
  • Emily Allen, Assistant National Director, AARP Foundation WorkSearch
  • Tony Sarmiento, Executive Director, Senior Service America

Registration is limited.  Download the flyer to register for this event. 

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MGA Fall Dementia Conference

Successful Transitions Along the Dementia Journey
October 26, 2010

Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
Towson, MD

Conference Faculty

  • Jacob Blumenthal, MD - Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Ann Morrison, PhD, RN, CS - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Carrie Perfetto, CRNP - Hopkins ElderPlus
  • Judah Ronch, PhD - The Erickson School, UMBC
  • Susan Smith, PhD, CRNP - Holy Cross Hospital
  • Ernestine Wright, MD - Stella Maris and Mercy Ridge
  • Carol Wynne, RN, CRNP - Alzheimer's Association
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You may register for this conference using the online registration website at http://dementiaconf2010.kintera.org OR by mailing in a registration form by October 15, 2010.

MGA Spring Education Conference

Destiny and Dignity: Achieving Harmony in Later Life
June 9, 2010

Key Note Speaker
Bob Levy, Retired Washington Post Columnist

Special Appearance by the writer and actress duo, Naomi Greenberg and Vivienne Shub

Conference Faculty

  • Sue Newhouse – Village at Home
  • Barbara Huston – Partners in Care
  • Deborah Chenoweth – Baltimore County Police
  • Danielle Doberman – Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Cathy Pascale – Office of the Attorney General

Conference Speakers and Presentations

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MGA presents U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care & Education Affordability Reconciliation Act
Wednesday, September 8

10:00 AM
Vantage House

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Networking Breakfast and Lecture

April 13, 2010, 8:30 - 10:00 am

NEIGHBORHOODS FOR ALL AGES

Somerford Place, 8220 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD

Sessions & Speakers:
Christy Bullman and Amy Cohen-Callow

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Dementia Conference

Dec. 3, 2009

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE:
OPTIMIZE STRENGTHS/MAXIMIZE FUNCTION

Sheppard Pratt Conference Center

Sessions & Speakers:
The Alzheimer’s Study Group,   Robert J. Egge, V.P. of Public Policy and Advocacy, Alzheimer’s Association

How are Local Policies Effecting those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Mike Splaine, Alzheimer’s Association

Maximizing Functional Strengths through Careful Assessment and Motivation, Steven Vozzella, Copper Ridge and Beth Martin, PT, Copper Ridge

Meeting the Challenge of Multiple Comorbidites and Coordination of Care, Panel with James Richardson, MD; Chanel Agness, Pharm D; Marsden McGuire, MD

Driving and Dementia, Jan Crye, OTR/L Sinai Hospital

Families Coping with Young Onset Alzheimer’s, Carol Wynne, RN with panel of family members

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Maryland Gerontological Association Forum Series

November 3, 2009

Resilience and Creativity in Aging: The Realms of Silver

Location:
Keswick Library
700 West 40th Street, Baltimore Maryland

Speaker:
Anne Wyatt-Brown, PhD
Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
Co-Editor, Journal of Aging, the Humanities and Arts

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Networking Breakfast & Lecture

October 6, 2009

Integrating Mental Health Services into the Primary Care Setting

Location:
Easter Seals Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center
Silver Spring MD

Speaker:
Jennifer Pauk, LCSW-C, MPH

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The Maryland Gerontological Association 27th Annual Conference

June 3, 2009

Inform, Inspire, Advocate, Empower.
Making the Most of All Our Resources in Tough Times.

Charleston Retirement Community
Catonsville, Maryland

Keynote Address:
National Inititatives to Transform Health Care for Frail Elders
George A. Taler, MD

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Presentations

Affordable Programs: Aging in Place The Warm House Model
Maryland Domestic Partnerships
What this means for older LGBT individuals and couples?
Hispanic Outreach Program (HOP) National Initialtives to Transform Health Care for Frail Elders
The Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) & Catholic Charities Senior Housing Now What? Retirement Readiness & Retirement Risk
Maryland Domestic Partners Law: What It Is, What It Isn't    
Networking Breakfast

April 2, 2009

Inform, Inspire, Advocate, Empower.

Presentations

Geriatric Pallative Care    

 

The Maryland Gerontological Association
Older Americans' Month Forum

May 5, 2009

Stage and Age: The Theater as Mirror of Life
Presented by Naomi Greenberg & Vivienne Shub

5 pm - 6:30 pm
Pikesville Senior Center
1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, Maryland

The program is free to Maryland Gerontological Association members.
$10 for non-members (pay at the door – check or cash); $5 for people age 60 or older.

Please register in advance through email at marylandgerontologyassoc@yahoo.com

For questions call Bea Robbins at 410-550-0019

The Maryland Gerontological Association Annual Dementia Conference

December 4, 2008

Clinical, Policy, and Ethical Dilemmas in the Care of Persons with Dementia
Sheppard Pratt Conference Center

Economic Policy Summit for Aging Services

September 16, 2008

Speaker: Professor Joseph A. Gribbin, Ph.D.
Present issues concerning Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare and the related long-term health of the U.S. economy.

The Maryland Gerontological Association
26th Annual Conference

"Focus on Health: Knowledge is Power"

June 5th, 2008

Maryland Gerontological Association Baltimore, MD