Regular MCAFC Meeting/ Advanced Directives

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Regular MCAFC Meeing

Networking: 9:30-10

Meeting: 10-11

Trainings: 11-12:30

Address: 95 Speen Street Natick, MA  Natick Elks Lodge

Training: Advanced Directives- 1 CEU offered!

Making Choices When It Matters Most: Conversations, Advance Directives, Mary Crowe

Five Wishes and More

Discussion of the importance of advance care planning and making one’s health care wishes known through use of Five Wishes and other planning tools.
Mary Crowe, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CDS is the Education Specialist for Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston).  Over the last 12 years I have led the organization’s professional and community educational outreach, coordinating and delivering hundreds of programs each year for healthcare professionals, families and community groups.
I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and post graduate certificates in gerontology and alcohol counseling. I also have a Facilitator Certification- Virtual Dementia Tour, Dementia Live Certified Facilitator, CARES Dementia Specialist (CDS), Certified in Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ Plus Dementia Advanced Care, Dementia- Related Behavior, Activities of Daily Living and End of Life Dementia Care.  I am also an ELNEC End of Life Nursing Education Consortium- Core Trainer
I worked as a medical social worker for over 25 years in acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and adult day health settings caring for individuals and families with advanced illness or at end of life. I am an Adjunct Professor at North Shore Community College and a Visiting Professor at Salem State University.