CMRPC 2018 Fall Legislative Affairs Committee Breakfast

APA Massachusetts Chapter


Friday, December 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST

Webster, MA, United States

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The CMRPC Legislative Affairs Breakfast is intended for advocacy/education and networking around one theme or topic. The topic for the December 7, 2018 event will focus on “Planning for Healthy Aging.” The purpose is to gain a deeper understanding of related issues, and provide attendees with resources, best practices, ideas, and case studies to help them better serve their communities. The event will include breakfast and networking, brief discussion from legislators and members of the CMRPC Legislative Affairs Committee, followed by a moderated panel discussion with various experts from the Commonwealth. The panel discussion will include representatives from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative, and the Sturbridge Senior Center. Experts will discuss the longevity economy and opportunities for communities or organizations to engage and support older adults, such as opening a Memory Café in the senior center. Other topics to be covered include the Governor’s Council to Address Aging, the recent Mass Alzheimer's and Dementia Act, AARP resources, and available grant opportunities. Only the moderated discussion portion of the event (1 hour) is eligible for CM Credits. 

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James Fuccione

Mr. Fuccione spent the past eight years as Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, a nonprofit trade association representing home health care agencies and private-pay home care companies. In this role, Mr. Fuccione led the organization’s government and public affairs strategy on ... Read More

Heather Weston

Heather Weston joined the Town of Sturbridge in March 2018, where she serves as the Senior Center Director supported by 3 staff members and a 7-member Council on Aging. Heather has 10 years of experience working with senior centers in Brimfield and Wales, with 4 years of experience as Director ... Read More

Amanda Bernardo

Amanda Bernardo joined the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) in November 2017, where she serves as Program Manager in the Office of the Secretary working on special projects, such as the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts and the designation of Massachusetts as an Age-Friendly State. Additionally ... Read More

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