Events and Upcoming Marsch Regional Training Information:
order to stay on our mailing list it's time to pay 2017 dues
Meeting dates for 2017 are:
4/13, 6/22, 8/17, 10/19, and 12/7.
Time, Topics and Locations to be announced.
Please contact Lucy Kontos firstname.lastname@example.org 508-755-0444 or
Sandy Dionis email@example.com 508-791-6727
Region: Central MA
When: Thursday, April 13, 9:00 -11:00 am
Where: Rockdale House, 63 School St. Northbridge, MA 01534
Topics/Speakers: Kayla Daly, Music Therapist from Worcester Center for Expressive Therapies
Caren Silverlieb, Honoring Choices
RSVP to: Lucy Kontos at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Shore Merrimack Valley Region:
Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday every other month.
Starting on 3/16, 5/18,7/20, 9/ 21 & 11/16
Time, Topics and Locations to be announced.
Please check with Kristen Spence or Claudia Owami for specific details.
Topic: Emergency Preparedness for our Residents Living with Disabilities
Date and Time: Thursday March 16, 2017 10am
Location: Salem Fairweather Building 40R Highland Ave. Salem, MA.
Speakers: DaLonn Pearson, Massachusetts Office on Disability and Mary Margaret Moore, Executive Director of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann
RSVP to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
March 23, 2017 at 2:00 in Brockton at our new meeting location:
The Pines, Community Room
469 Pine Grove Drive, Brockton, MA.
We have two guest speakers: MA Office on Disability, DaLonn Pearson, Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator, giving us some great advise on keeping our resident community safe.
We will also be joined by Al Norman, Executive Director of Mass Home Care who will be speaking about the latest changes in the home care industry and the challenges forthcoming under the new administration.
Please RSVP to Janine email@example.com or 781-936-8733 x306 or Pam firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-679-2587
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Violet Matos, RSC
POAH Communities, Meadowbrook Apartments
491 Bridge Street
Florence, MA 01062
Marguerite Szczawinski our Representative from MAEDP which offers specialized telephone equipment for people of all ages with disabilities. Marguerite will talk about equipment and programs that are offered by MAEDP. She is a wealth of knowledge and is a great presenter.
RSVP to Donna by April 17th
email@example.com or 413-540-2741
You Still Have Time
to Join TAP!
If your housing development is not yet a 2017 TAP
member, you can still make joining worthwhile. For more information on TAP membership, call Kay Olm Thomas
at 617.854.1078 or visit www.masshousing.com/TAP
Free Assistive Technology Trainings
Please join us to learn more about how assistive technology can help your consumers.
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) with the
Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) will offer two trainings (see attached) about assistive technology resources across the state to promote the independence of older adults and people with disabilities.
Who should attend:
• ADRC Staff- Information & Referral, Options Counsellors, Skills Trainers, Family Caregiver Support staff, and other ADRC staff.
• ADRC Community Partners – Adult Family Care, Veterans Service Officers, Supported Living Providers, Housing Authority staff, Council on Aging staff, Home care providers, SHINE staff and others.
Space is limited. First come, first served!!
Please request reasonable accommodations at least two weeks in advance.
Please RSVP to Marylouise.Gamache@state.ma.us
Basic trainings schedule for Spring 2017-
March 23rd (1 PM to 3 PM) - Elder Services of Merrimack Valley - Lawrence, MA
April 13th (10 AM to 12 Noon) - TriValley Elder Services - Dudley, MA
April 21st (1 PM to 3 PM) - AdLib Center for Independent Living - Pittsfield, MA
April 25th (10 AM to 12 PM) - Independence Associates - East Bridgewater, MA
Advanced Training Spring 2017-Note Eventbrite registration:
June 13th (8:30 am to 4 PM) Fish and Wildlife Building, Westboro, MA. (Lunch will be provided)Please register for the ADVANCED Training with the link below:
ALL Trainings will be repeated in the fall of 2017
For additional information please contact, Marylouise.Gamache@state.ma.us.
Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing.
BASIC ELDER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRAINING ALL-DAY TRAINING
Tips and Techniques: Working with Older Adults with Mental Health Challenges in Community Settings
EOEA is partnering with Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JF&CS) to sponsor an all-day training that examines and shares strategies to address difficult behaviors including social bullying among older adults. There is no charge to attend.
Participants will build their skills with tips, techniques and suggested language for a variety of situations. This full-day training will describe bullying among older adults and provide strategies/interventions to create an environment where everyone feels safe and valued, and will reinforce the value of teamwork in strategizing solutions to ease the burdens of older adults.
Marsha Frankel, LICSW, and Robin Krawczyk, LICSW, Jewish Family & Children’s Services
- Registration: 8:30am – 9:00am • Program: 9:00am – 5:00pm
- Lunch will be provided
Dates and Places:
• Mansfield Council on Aging, 3/30/2017
• Elder Services of the Worcester Area, 4/3/2017
• Mystic Valley Elder Services, 4/20/2017
• Bedford Council on Aging, 5/1/2017
• Northampton Council on Aging, 5/3/2017
• Mashpee Senior Center, 5/23/2017
• North Shore Elder Services, 6/1/2017
• Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 6/5/2017
Questions and Additional Information:
Housing Training Information
MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES, 2017
MassHousing offers an excellent selection of half- and full-day
TAP Management Training Courses tailored to a variety of housing
and service professionals. (TAP, MassHousing's Tenant Assistance
Program, supports management and residents in rental housing)
Please share this information with others in your network.
If you would post these TAP trainings on your website or in
your newsletter, we'd greatly appreciate it. Course descriptions
and registration information can be found in the attached
files and also on our website at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining.
Kay Olm Thomas
Community Services Analyst
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
TAP trainings are open to everyone with registration and payment
of a modest fee. Special rates are offered to staff of housing
authorities, and staff of TAP member sites have unlimited
access to trainings without paying registration fees.
If your site is a TAP member, we can explore with you the
possibility of scheduling a “closed” training
at your site for a minimum of 15 attendees. You can discuss
this with Carol St. Cyr at 617.854.1090. Also, your suggestions
on topics, course content and diversity of TAP trainers are
welcome, so please contact me at 617.854.1084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Services Specialist
It's time to register
for MassHousing's TAP Management Training Courses at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining
MassHousing is the state’s affordable housing bank -
lending money at rates below the conventional market to support
affordable rental and home ownership opportunities for low-
and moderate- income residents of Massachusetts. MassHousing
partners with an extensive network of approved lenders to
deliver home mortgage programs to first-time homebuyers, while
relying on private non-profit and for-profit developers and
management companies to build and operate rental housing.
Dedicated to creating and preserving affordable housing, MassHousing
supports residents and business partners with its Community
Services Programs. For more information, visit www.masshousing.com.
This brochure is also available in alternate formats such
as large print or audiocassette. Such formats can be provided
if necessary upon sufficient notice by contacting MassHousing’s
Community Services Department at 617.854.1090 or TDD 617.854.1025,
Policy of Nondiscrimination -
MassHousing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation,
age, familial status, children, marital status, veteran status
or membership in the armed services, the receiving of public
assistance, or physical or mental disability in the access
or admission to its programs or employment, or in its programs'
activities, functions or services. The following persons are
responsible for coordinating compliance with applicable nondiscrimination
Brown, Manager of Compliance
Patricia Morris, 504/ADA Coordinator
Deb Sullivan, Manager of Human Resources
and 504/ADA Employment Coordinator
Laurie Wallach, General Counsel
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Download the TENANT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP) form
Doc type: Word | PDF
Annual Management Flyer
MassHouisng RSC manual
General Training Information
To register for TAP courses, please complete the attached form
and submit by mail or fax or register online at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining
Questions about registration?
Contact Carol St.Cye 617.854.1090 or
Directions and parking information are available at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining.
• Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:45am.
All courses begin at 9am.
• Lunch is provided at Full Day trainings.
No-Show Policy New
Please note that due to a rising number of no-shows, we will
be instituting a new policy. If you register for a course
and cannot attend and do not send a substitute, you will be
billed for the full course amount. This includes TAP members
• There are no refunds for cancellations unless MassHousing
• In case of inclement weather, call 617.854.1069 after
6:00am on training day for cancellation information.
For individual accessibility needs on training day, contact Carol St. Cyr (no later than
a week prior to training) at 617.854.1090, TDD: 617.854.1025,
or email cstcyr @ masshousing.com.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, contact Deb White at TTY:
the updated Massachusetts Resident Service Coordinator's
Handbook available to everyone at www.masshousing.com/TAP where referenced resources can be immediately and directly
accessed on the Internet. This handbook is intended for Resident
Service Coordinators working in both elderly and family housing.
Property Managers and Assistant Property Managers will also
find it useful.