Past Events

Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mass AFC June Meeting

June 17, 2020

11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Zoom Link was sent via email to membership

 


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time: 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

Location: Natick Elks Lodge 95 Speen St. Natick, MA 01760

Agenda (subject to change if things come up!)

*  Networking and table discussions

*  General discussions from the table talk

*  Updates from Mass Health, programmatic questions, and important council updates.


Title: CALL IN ONLY 11 a.m.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The meeting with begin at 11 a.m., 3.18.2020.  We are trying to accommodate the meeting around various state conference calls that are being scheduled for multiple service line agencies.

Allison Annanis, Mass Health,  will also join us on Wednesday’s MCAFC meeting at 11 am. 
 
Call in information:

Topic: MCAFC 
Time: Mar 18, 2020 11:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
+1 646-558-8656 US – call in number
Meeting ID: 584 576 751#

Links for the meeting:
Meeting Agenda
COVID19 Guidance for OTLSS
Agency In-Home-Care COVID19 Guidance

If you have any questions that you would like us to address specifically, please send them ahead of time to me, Beth Gutierrez, at bgutier@advocates.org prior to the call.  Please label the subject line: COVID19 I will compile them before we go-live so we can maximize our time together.

 


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Time: 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

Location: Natick Elks Lodge 95 Speen St. Natick, MA 01760

Agenda (subject to change if things come up!)

*  Networking and table discussions

*  General discussions from the table talk

*  Updates from Mass Health, programmatic questions, and important council updates.

 

AFC Awareness Day Registration: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020AFCAwarenessDay

 


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Time: 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

Location: Natick Elks Lodge 95 Speen St. Natick, MA 01760

Agenda (subject to change if things come up!)

*  Networking and table discussions

*  General discussions from the table talk

*  Updates from Mass Health, programmatic questions, and important council updates.


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Time: 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

Location: Natick Elks Lodge 95 Speen St. Natick, MA 01760

Agenda (subject to change if things come up!)

*  Networking and table discussions

*  General discussions from the table talk

*  Updates from Mass Health, programmatic questions, and important council updates.

 

 


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

Location: Natick Elks Lodge 95 Speen St. Natick, MA 01760

Agenda (subject to change if things come up!)

*  Networking and table discussions

*  General discussions from the table talk

*  Updates from Mass Health, programmatic questions, and important council updates.

 

 


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Time: 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

Location: Natick Elks Lodge 95 Speen St. Natick, MA 01760

Agenda (subject to change if things come up!)

*  Networking and table discussions

*  General discussions from the table talk

*  Updates from Mass Health, programmatic questions, and important council updates.

 

 


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Time: 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

Location: Natick Elks Lodge 95 Speen St. Natick, MA 01760

Agenda (subject to change if things come up!)

*  Networking and table discussions

*  General discussions from the table talk

*  Updates from Mass Health, programmatic questions, and important council updates.

 

 


Title: MCAFC BOARD MEETING
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Regularly schediled MCAFC meeting will resume in September.  The August meeting will be a Board Meeting ONLY to get the schedules and trainings secure!  We are looking forward to the start of a new MCAFC year!

 

 


Title: Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

We are excited for our Annual June meeting on June 19, 2019. 

Here is the agenda:
9:30 – 10- Table talk
10-11  MCAFC updates
11-11:30 Board Nominees present
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Elections- Tennessee BBQ
12:30 – 2:00pm Christina Olex guest speaker. "Emotional Intelligence"  Here is a link to her website: https://www.heresthepoint.com/
2:00 – Elections announced
 
Due to ordering lunch we need EVERYONE to REGISTER at the link below, which will close on June 14th at Noon to allow us time for a final count:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-mcafc-annual-meeting-event-tickets-63048733459

 


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting /Sexuality
Wednesday, May 15, 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: Sexuality


Title: Regular MCAFC Meeting/ Advanced Directives
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. 

 


Title: AFC Awareness Day
Thursday, April 4, 2019

AFC Providers, Caregivers & Members

We Need Your Support!

Adult Foster Care Awareness Day

Thursday, April 4, 2019
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Massachusetts State House,  Nurses Hall

The Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care (MCAFC) will visit the State House to educate legislators and their staff about the importance of Adult Foster Care to individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth.

The MCAFC is looking for as many people as possible to come and visit with legislators and their staff. We want them to meet the individuals, families, and friends of Adult Foster Care. We will share information and stories to spread awareness and to advocate for sufficient funding for the Adult Foster Care program.

Choose 1 of the following ways to register

  1. Click here to register online
  2. Register via email at wendydagle@mcsnet.org

Register by phone: Terry Cook at 413-733-1240 x 119