Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building 
Blais Pavilion
364 Planation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Driving Directions and UMass Medical Center Campus Parking Map


Gerontology @UMass Boston 
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies 

Nurturing Community Partnerships between Behavioral Health and Aging Services


9:00 AM

Registration and networking breakfast

9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Opening Session


Beth Dugan PhD, Associate Professor of Gerontology, Director of Global Aging and Life Course Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Alice Bonner PhD RN, Secretary of The Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Denise Garlick RN, State Representative 13th Norfolk District, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery; Former Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs

Research Presentation: What factors are related to community depression rates among older adults in MA?

Frank Porell PhD, Professor of Gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston

10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:50 AM-11:25 AM

Research Presentation: Mapping community behavioral services and needs of older adults in MA, Beth Dugan PhD

Remarks, Joan Mikula, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health

11:30 AM

Pick up boxed lunch

11:45 AM–1:25 PM

Promising Practices from Across the Commonwealth

Western Region, TBD

Central Region, Kent Boynton, Riverside Telehealth Project

Northeast Region, Marnie Matthews, NSES Hoarding/Cluttering program

Boston Metro Region, Cassie Cramer, Somerville-Cambridge ES

Southeast Region, Phil Shea & Nancy Munson, Elder Mobile Outreach Team, Peer Bridgers

1:30 PM–2:45 PM

Break out into regional groups for facilitated group exercises

Western: TBD

Central: Jeff Keilson

Northeast: Marnie Matthews

Metro-Boston: Kathy Kuhn & Betsey Crimmins

Southeast: Phil Shea

2:50 PM

Closing session, Alice Bonner PhD RN, Secretary of Elder Affairs

Directions: The UMass Medical School campus is located in Worcester, Massachusetts just north of Route 9, on the west side of Lake Quinsigamond, between Plantation Street and Lake Avenue North. The campus is easily accessible from the following major highways: the Mass Pike; I-495; I-190; and I-290.

Visitors (self parking): will be directed to park on the first four levels of the South Road Parking Garage which is short walk from the Aaron Lazare Research Building. Visitors will enter the South Road Parking Garage via the east entrance and exit directly onto South Road.

Visitors (valet parking): Valet parking will continue to be available in front of the Remillard Family Pavilion, ACES, and Emergency

Click here to view a map of the UMass Medical School University Campus Map.  

For more information and ADA accomodations, please contact Wendy Wang at Shuangshuang.Wang001@umb.edu.