Massachusetts Events

News from Massachusetts Extension

Summer has past us by, the sharks are feeding in the warmer southern waters and we are still basking in the glory of a World Series victory. So as we dig through the garage looking for our shovels and ice scrapers we can do so knowing the Massachusetts Extension had a good year in 2018.

October and November highlights included our annual event with our friends at Spaulding Rehab and a new event with SALMON Health.

The Case Management Week program we have traditionally presented with our friends at Spaulding Rehab took on a new look this year. A Breakfast Program was held at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Charlestown on Friday October 19th titled; The Opioid Epidemic and Caring for Patients With Substance Use Disorders, presented by Dr. Sarah E. Wakeman, Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Initiative at MGH. We had attendance comparable to the evening programs usually held which was encouraging given the morning scheduling.

We teamed up with SALMON Health and Retirement at Whitney Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sharon MA on Saturday November 17th to offer Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) Training. The course will be taught by Diane C. Tonelli, OTR/L, MHA, CDP, CADDCT, Clinical Director of the Tapestry Program for memory care at SALMON Health and Retirement. Upon completion of the course participants are recognized as Certified Dementia Practitioners by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). This event sold out quickly. This was our first collaboration with SALMON Health and a certification of this type. We look forward to more opportunities like this in the future.

The Extension will be taking a short break for the holidays then back to work arranging for Spring 2019.  We have several requests from agencies and vendors looking to partner with us. We are confident we will be able to offer a variety of topics in sites throughout the Commonwealth.

The members of the committee; Ken King (Co-Chair) Ginny Heikkinen (Co-Chair), Fran Egan, Donna Larkin, Nancy Perreault and Nancy Zappolo. Join in to wish all our CMSNE family an happy and healthy holiday and a prosperous new year.

The Massachusetts Extension is always welcome to volunteers, so if you would like to get involved and gain experience in program planning, committee functions, etc. contact the CMSNE office at and an extension member will reach out to you.

Yours in professional case management practice,

Ken King and Virginia Heikkinen, MA Extension Co-Chairs

Massachusetts Events

Date & Location

Program Title


Saturday, November 17, 2018
Whitney Place at Sharon
Sharon, MA
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Sponsored by: 

Program Closed
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