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 Older Adults in Residential Care: A Social Work Crisis Response

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

8:30 am - 2:30 pm / 4:15pm


Earn up to 6.5 CEUs  |  Register Now!

Nursing Home Conference - 5.0 CEUs

Self-care Intensive - 1.5 CEUs

To all conference attendees:

To receive your CEUs, all conference attendees must complete an evaluation form. Click here to access the evaluation form. Once your evaluation is complete, you can expect to receive your CEU certificate via email on Monday, June 15, 2020.




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Join social workers and elder care professionals from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New England at the Annual Nursing Home Conference, hosted by the National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter’s Nursing Home Committee. 


At this year’s conference we will focus on leveraging and maximizing social worker expertise in residential settings with a particular focus on crisis management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will learn from resident experts about the many ways the unique skills of social workers can be applied to improving the quality of care and quality of life of older adults living in these settings now. There will be opportunities to learn successful strategies to support and treat older adults with issues such as severe social isolation, trauma, dementia, and substance use disorder in ordinary times and in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis.


Welcoming Remarks:

State Senator Patricia D. Jehlen, Chair, Joint Committee on Elder Affairs


Keynote Speaker:

Lisa Sobhian, Maximizing Social Work Expertise in Residential Care in Ordinary and Extraordinary Times


Other Workshops:

  • Mary Curlew, Social Isolation

  • Julie O’Malley, Dementia Care

  • Ann Sistler, Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

Self-care Intensive: 

  • Mary Curlew, Social Work Tools for Self-Care in Trauma Response


Reserve your spot now! Click here to register online


If you have any questions regarding the online registration feel free to contact us at


Sponsorship Opportunities


Become a sponsor of NASW-MA 2020 Virtual Nursing Home Conference. You will have opportunities to touch over 150 social workers and eldercare professionals dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults in residential care with a special focus on crisis management. Sponsoring the conference will give you important visibility with this frontline workforce. 

Join us: Pioneer Sponsorship $550 or Advocate Sponsorship $350


To learn more, click here and review our sponsorship benefits. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Events and Marketing Coordinator, Crisbelly Medina Adames at


We are looking forward to having you,




Social Worker Award Nominations


Click here to nominate an outstanding nursing home social worker to receive an award at the 2020 Annual NASW-MA Chapter Nursing Home Conference.



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