Massachusetts Events

News from Massachusetts Extension

The Massachusetts Extension educational committee wrapped up an extremely busy and educational spring session, with courses planned across the state.   

We had our overwhelming successful 2017 Ethical Compass Program with Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP  at Webster Nursing and Rehab in Rockland on 4/3/17.  There were over 45 attendees present and their evaluations indicated Ellen made a topic which can be difficult to sit through for some, very interesting and relevant to each and everyone's area of practice. 

On 4/19/17 Julia Fox Garrison, best-selling, author, patient advocate, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor met with a large group of attendees at LifeCare of Auburn to speak about her story of overcoming a devastating brain hemorrhage. Julia spoke about this ‘disaster’ in her life with honesty, emotion, humor (allot of humor!!), optimism and was a true inspiration reminding us to look into ourselves for inner strength in the face of life challenges. And to remember this when we work with our patients and clients.

On 5/10/17 -  Post-stroke Complications and Their Prevention at Brentwood Rehab & Healthcare, Danvers, MA   Special thanks to Marquis and  Dr. Ted Gavrilescu, for their hospitality and informative educational program.

On 6/8/17 - Lower Limb Prosthetics, from Design to Ambulation presented by Hanger Clinic at Medix in Woburn, MA which included dinner and CEUs. 

We resume full activities again in September with great programming such as:

  • 9/13/17 - The Post-Acute Care Continuum in an ACO World, sponsored by VNA Senior Living Community; Somerville, MA   4:00 - 6:30 PM 
  • 10/12/17 for Case Management Week an annual educational offering at Spaulding Rehab in Charlestown, Technologies to Optimize Outcomes of Rehabilitation Interventions
  • 10/25/17 - Saying it Best When You Say Nothing at All: The Power of Listening/ Presence in Waltham sponsored by Care Dimensions 
  • 11/2/17  in Rockland sponsored by South Shore Hospital, BaneCare and South Shore VNA on the topic of Substance Abuse Disorders   

The Massachusetts Extension Committee thanks all our members for their attention and participation.  Any CMSNE member is invited to participate in the extension committee in any capacity, so if you are interested contact Maureen at or any of the members listed below.  You can also contact any of us with questions, comments suggestions etc.

Stayed tune for future announcements of scheduled activities or check us out at

Yours in professional case management practice,
Ken King and Judith Goldstein, MA Extension Co-Chairs

Massachusetts Events

Date & Location

Program Title


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Care Dimensions
Waltham, MA 
5 PM Dinner Program

Saying it Best When You Say Nothing at All:
The Power of Listening/Presence

Sponsored by:
Care Dimensions

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To register for this program after 10/17 contact Ken King at


Thursday, November 2, 2017

VNA of South Shore
Rockland, MA 
4 PM Dinner Program

Substance Use Disorder:
 How did we get here and what can we do?

Sponsored by:
South Shore Hospital
South Shore VNA

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