Events and Upcoming Marsch Regional Training Information:
order to stay on our mailing list it's time to pay 2017 dues
SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday November 8th
MARSCH Annual Meeting
at College of the Holy Cross Worcester
When: October 19th at 9am
Location: Oasis at Dodge Park – Assisted Living Community
102 Randolph RD, Worcester, Ma
Topic: We'll have a tour of the new facility and learn about their work with Alzheimer and dementia patients.
RSVP to: Lucy Kontos at email@example.com or Sandy Dionis at SKdionis66@gmail.com
Date & Time: Thursday August 17th at 9:00 am
Location: Village at Ascension Heights, 42 Vernon St. Worcester, MA
Topics: Home delivered healthcare products
Managing work related loss and grief
Speakers: Heather Bren, CHARM Medical Supply
Carol Recchion M.Div, Brookhaven Hospice
RSVP to: Lucy Kontos at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional meeting dates for 2017 are 10/19, and 12/7. Time, Topics and Locations to be announced. Please contact Lucy Kontos email@example.com 508-755-0444 or Sandy Dionis firstname.lastname@example.org 508-791-6727
Date: Fri Sept 15
Topic: Following through of resident services
RSVP: Denise Green - email@example.com
North Shore Merrimack Valley Region:
Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday every other month.
Starting on 7/20, 9/ 21 & 11/16
Time, Topics and Locations to be announced.
Location: Mountain View Terrace Apartments
200 Mountain View Dr. Stoneham, MA
Topic: Emergency Preparedness for Residents with Disabilities and Networking
RSVP by: 7/17
Kspence@atlantictambone.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: September 21, 2017
Location: Harbor Loft Apartments
Washington St. Lynn, MA
Topic: Healthcare and Housing
RSVP by 9/18 to
Date: Oct 2017 TDB
The Pines, Community Building, 469 Pine Grove Drive, Brockton, MA
Guest Speaker: Plymouth Country District Attorney
RSVP: Janine Eaton, #781-936-8733 x306
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Where: 333 North St. Pittsfield, MA
Speaker: Dalonn Pearson from the MA office on Disability
Topic: Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
RSVP: Theresa Smith
Hampshire- Hampden –Franklin Region (HHF)
Date: Thursday Oct. 26, 2017
Times: 12:30-3:30pm Lunch
Location: Sosin Life Care
780 Converse St.
Guest speakers: Mary Ann Schelb "Taking Care of You" a program on wellbeing and guided meditation
RSVP to Donna by Oct. 16, 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
ALL Trainings will be repeated in the fall of 2017
For additional information please contact, Marylouise.Gamache@state.ma.us
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:
Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing.
Housing Training Information
MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSES, 2017
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.
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 email@example.com.
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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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.