MCOA Fall Conference 2024: Call for Presentations

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MCOA Fall Conference 2024: Call for Presentations

Share Your Expertise!

The Massachusetts Councils on Aging is seeking passionate and knowledgeable professionals to present at our 2024 Fall Conference. This year’s conference promises to be a dynamic exchange of ideas and best practices, attracting hundreds of attendees from across the state. The theme for the 2024 conference is It Starts With Us! Creating Community Connections for 45 Years! 

Why Present?

  • Share your knowledge and expertise with a large audience of engaged professionals.
  • Gain valuable recognition as a leader in the field of aging.
  • Network with colleagues and potential collaborators.
  • Shape the future of aging services in Massachusetts.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

Submit a proposal below! We look forward to receiving your submission! Please note that there is no honorarium provided for presentations. MCOA also does not pay for travel expenses of the presenter. 

We are seeking engaging presentations on a wide range of topics impacting older adults. Consider submitting a proposal in one of our following tracks:

    • Behavioral Health 
    • Social and Emotional Wellness 
    • Dementia-Friendly Practices, Education, and Resources 
    • Brain Health/Memory Training 
    • Chronic Disease Management and Prevention 
    • Nutrition Programs 
    • Bereavement and Loss 
    • End-of-Life Planning 
    • Social Prescribing 
    • Fall Prevention 
    • Older adult sexuality 

    • Caregiver Support, Respite, and Resources 
    • Community Collaboration and Partnerships 
    • Intergenerational Opportunities 
    • Civic & Volunteer Engagement 
    • Public Health Connections 
    • Working with ASAPs/AAAs/EOEA 
    • Continuum of Care 
    • Creative Aging – Arts & Community 
      • Leadership 
      • Marketing/Branding/Visibility 
      • Budget Planning 
      • Emergency Planning/Workplace Safety 
      • HR/Legal/Procurement issues in municipalities 
      • COA/Senior Center Programming 
      • Program Evaluation/Data Management 
      • Strategic Planning/Needs Assessments 
      • MCOA Certification 
      • Advocacy 
      • Grant Writing/Revenue Generation 
      • Self-Care & Avoiding Burnout 
      • Technology/AI 
      • Gerontology Fundamentals 
      • Working with COA/Friends Boards 
        • Elder Abuse/Protective Services 
        • Outreach/Economic Security 
        • Social Security 
        • Medicare 
        • Elder Law/Estate Planning 
        • Financial Literacy 
        • Employment/Job Training 
        • Ageism 
        • LGBTQIA+  
        • DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) 
        • Loneliness and Social Isolation 
        • Transportation 
        • Driving Safety for Older Adults 
        • Ridesharing Programs 
        • RMV Updates 
        • Travel for Older Adults 
        • Age Friendly/Livable Communities 
        • Housing 
        • Senior Center Accessibility 
        • Universal Design/Built Environment 
        • Digital Accessibility/Equity 
        • Sensory Disabilities 
        • Small and Rural Communities 
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