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Events and Upcoming Marsch Regional Training Information:

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Regional Meetings

 

Page updated May 23rd, 2018


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Central MA

When: Thursday April 26th   9:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Bolton Country Manor 600 Main St. Bolton MA
What:  Massachusetts Equipment Distribution Program (Mass EDP)           
Landmark, a program offering in-home medical care
RSVP to: Lucy Kontos - lucykrsc@yahoo.com or Sandy Dionis - skdionis66@gmail.com

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Future dates:
June 21
August 16
October 18
December 6


Metro Boston

When: Friday, April 27, 2018
Who: “Are you Covered? “Daniel Kelley will speak on the benefits of Life Insurance not only for residents, but for RSC’s as well…
Where: New Academy Estates Community Room
2918 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119
RSVP: jbonds@winnco.com or dgreen@masshousing.com

July 20, 2018
Madison Park Development Corporation/Abigal Forrester-Program planning & Boston Public Health Commission, Yves Singletary/ Youth & Trauma

October 19, 2018
Keyla Jackson- Mass Housing Safety Taskforce/ Partnerships

December 21, 2018
Barrett Hoban Winn Residential Legal Aide. Barrett Hoban Winn Residential Legal Aide meeting will be at 808 Memorial Drive, Cambridge


North Shore Merrimack Valley Region:

When: Thursday June 21st 12-2pm (lunch provided)
Who: Aida Silva
What:  Dominoes and the relation to Education and Mental Health
Where:  Clarendon Hill Towers, Somerville
RSVP: Kristen - kspence@atlantictambone.com or Claudia Owumi - Cowumi@hallkeen.com
Future Dates:  September 20th, December 20th


Upper South Shore


When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @10:00 to noon

Who: Jean-Marie Finn, Volunteer Coordinator, Old Colony Elder Services and Donna Forand, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, Old Colony Elder Services

What: "Powerful Tools for Healthy Living: Tools and techniques for living healthier, happier and more productive lives for Residents and Service Coordinators"

Where: The Pines, Community Room, 469 Pine Grove Drive, Brockton, MA 

RSVP: Janine Eaton jeaton@hallkeen.com

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When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 @10:00 to noon

Who: Joanne Wilmot, Family Self-Sufficieny Coordinator, Housing Solutions for Southeastern MA. and Judy Parks, VP, EMPath Moblity Mentoring Programs and Services

What: Resident Services and How these Services can be used as a Proactive Approach to Economic Mobilty for Low Income Residents

Where: The Pines, Community Room, 469 Pine Grove Drive, Broctkon, MA

RSVP: Janine Eaton  jeaton@hallkeen.com

 

Lower South Shore

When: May 9th 2018 11:00am (Lunch will be provided) 
Who:  Speakers to be announced at a later date
What: Tenancy Preservation and Mental Illness in Housing
Where: Temple Landing, 370 Middle St., New Bedford, MA
RSVP: Pam Anderson- Livingston panderson@nhpfoundation.org  


Western MA

Hampshire Hampden, Franklin Group:

When: Thursday, April 19th 12:30-3:30pm (lunch will be provided)

Who:  Harold Anderson, Program Coordinator at Valley Eye Radio “Bringing World News to Every One!” Hallie-Beth Hollister, M.Ed.   “Residents in Crisis!”
BHN Crisis Team Assistant Program Director, Community Relations
Where: Colonial Estates One Beacon Circle, Springfield, MA 01119
RSVP: Gymmetta - gbrantley@beaconcommunitiesllc.com

Future Dates:  

When: Thursday, July 19th, 2018- 12:30-3:30pm 9 (Lunch will be provided)
Who: Michelle Wicks – Community Outreach Coordinator at DMV will talk about 
“Bad Drivers!”  – What to do with residents in transition to surrender their license and the new requirements when obtaining a new driver’s license. 
Where: Location to be Determined.
RSVP: Gymmetta - gbrantley@beaconcommunitiesllc.com
Thursday, October 18th Save the Date! 

Berkshire Group:

When: Tuesday, May 15th from 12:30-3:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Who: Beverly Prentice, Program Director from Berkshire Talking Chronicle
“Bringing World News to Every One!” 
Where: Berkshiretown Apartments, 176 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield
RSVP:  Donna- dcoyle@oconnells.com

 

For meeting information, please contact Donna Coyle at 413-540-2741 or dcoyle@oconnells.com

 
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2018 Assistive Technology (AT) Training Series
This is a Free training for nurses, discharge planners, transition coordinators, waiver case managers, housing staff, CoA staff, options counselors, Family Caregiver Program Coordinators and others who are interested in learning to utilize technology that would help all populations live and work independently.  This series is presented by Kevin Berner, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, Assistive Technology Clinical Supervisor at Easter Seals Massachusetts and Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Department of Occupational Therapy.

The Aging & Disability Resource Consortia 2018 AT Training series will cover the use of the “Transition Assistance to Community Living Environment (TACLE) assessment tool”. Attendees will learn about AT resources and programs from the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and the Department of Developmental Services.  The benefit to attend this program for clinicians would be to learn how to implement new tools to better determine AT needs for their patients and clients, and to identify resources within the community that will best fit in to their patient's and client's recovery/rehabilitation plan.
Dates,Time and Locations:

  • April 30 - 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA
  • May 1- 9 AM to 4 PM Elder Services of Berkshire County, 877 South St., Suite 4 E, Pittsfield, MA
  • MAY 78:30 AM to 3:30 PM Springwell, 307 Waverly Oak Rd., Suite 205, Waltham, MA
  • May 10 -8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Bristol Elder Services, One Father DeValles Blvd., Unit 8, Fall River, MA
  • May 17–9 AM to 4 PM Stavros Center for Independent Living, 227 Berkshire Ave, Springfield, MA
  • May 18-8:30 AM to 3:30 PM MA Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Building 5, Macadam Rd., Hopkinton, MA                                
  • May 30 – 9 AM to 4 PM Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St., Harwich, MA  
  • June 26- 9 AM to 4 PM North Shore Elder Services, 300 Rosewood Dr., Suite 200, Danvers, MA

Space is limited - Please RSVP to: information.resources@State.MA.US
Requests for any reasonable accommodation should be made at least 3 weeks in advance to: Kate.Smith@state.ma.us
         5.5 hrs of Continuing Education Credits for Nurses, Case Managers and Social Workers will be available
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Sponsored by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.
Accommodations for the Differently Abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Kate.Smith@state.ma.us

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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


Ma Housing Training Information
TAP MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES, 2017

Kay Olm Thomas Community Services Analyst MassHousing One Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108 TEL: 617-854-1078 FAX: 617-722-0612 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 lmcmahan@masshousing.com.

Kay Olm Thomas
Community Services Analyst
MassHousing

One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
TEL: 617-854-1078
FAX: 617-722-0612

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 lmcmahan@masshousing.com.

Sincerely,

Kay
Community Services


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It's time to register
for MassHousing's TAP Management Training Courses at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining


MASSHOUSING
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.

ALTERNATE FORMATS

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, or cstcyr@masshousing.com.

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 requirements:

Bernard Brown, Manager of Compliance and Diversity
Patricia Morris, 504/ADA Coordinator
Deb Sullivan, Manager of Human Resources and 504/ADA Employment Coordinator
Laurie Wallach, General Counsel

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Downloads


Download the TENANT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP) form

Doc type: Word | PDF

Masshousing's Management Training
PDF Download

MARSCH Annual Management Flyer
PDF Download

MassHouisng RSC manual
PDF Download


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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
@ masshousing.com

Directions and parking information are available at www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining.

Training Day
• 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 as well.

Cancellation Policy
• There are no refunds for cancellations unless MassHousing cancels.
• 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: 617.854.1025.

To stay informed of upcoming TAP news and events, go to
www.masshousing.com/TAPtraining
and click on the ‘TAP Email List’ link.

MassHousing makes 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.

Download the Handbook:

- Microsoft Word format (editable)
- PDF Format


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