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MRPA Senior Summit

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024

Location: Rockville Senior Center
1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Time: 9am-4pm, 9am Check-In

CEUs Pending!

About the Summit

Education, Networking, and Resources for those working with senior citizens.

This one-day summit is designed for those working in the aging and recreation and parks field with individuals ages 50 to 100. Learn best practices, explore new ideas, share resources, and network with other industry professionals.

Session topics include:

  • 99 second programs
  • Mental Health
  • Self-Care
  • Elder Abuse and MORE!

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Schedule:

  • 9-9:30 AM:  Registration check-in and coffee
  • 9:30-9:40 AM:  Welcome, acknowledge sponsors, and discuss the schedule
  • 9:40-10:40 AM:  Opening General Session
    • Building Joyful Experiences using Humility, Hope and Humor!
  • 10:50 AM-11:50 PM:  Breakout #1
    • Improv Positivity
    • Fitness Fun (participatory workshop)
    • “Welcoming EVERYONE to your Senior Center, creating an environment for a diverse audience.”
  • 11:50 -12:45 PM:  Lunch
  • 12:45 -1:45 PM:  Breakout #2
    • Building Art with LEGOS
    • Elder Abuse
    • “99 Programs but I Need a New One?”
  • 1:55-2:55 PM:  Breakout #3
    • De-escalation and Mental Health
    • Building and maintaining partners
    • Changing Times, Changing Spaces: Adult Changing Facilities for Seniors & Caregivers
  • 3-4 PM:  Closing General Session

Sessions/Speakers:

(Click on the session title to access the presentations.  You must have an MRPA online account to access the presentations.)

Opening General Session 9:40a.m-10: 40a.m

Building Joyful Experiences using Humility, Hope and Humor!

Speaker: Loretta Veney

 

Breakout #1: 10:50a.m-11:50a.m

Improv Positivity

Speaker: Christopher Bellavia

 

Breakout #1: 10:50a.m-11:50a.m

Fitness with Chris K Staff

Starting off with Strength Training Ending with Yoga

 

Breakout #1: 10:50a.m-11:50a.m

“Welcoming EVERYONE to your Senior Center, creating an environment for a diverse audience.”

Speaker: Jess Homer

 

Breakout #2: 12:45p.m-1:45p.m

Building Art with LEGOS

Speaker: Loretta Veney

 

Breakout #2: 12:45p.m-1:45p.m

Elder Abuse

Speaker: S. Orlene Grant

 

Breakout #2: 12:45p.m-1:45p.m

90 Second Program Ideas

Speakers: Charlyn and Kelley

 

Breakout #3: 1:55-2:55p.m

De-escalation techniques

Speaker: Beth Loftus and Sgt. Baquero

 

Breakout #3: 1:55-2:55p.m

Building and maintaining partners

Speaker: Gayathri Aluvihare

 

Breakout #3: 1:55-2:55p.m

Where is the line between recreation vs caregiver?

Speakers: Emily Lawerence and Susan Potts

 

Closing: 3p.m-4p.m

Carnation Room

(Session Topic Coming Soon)

Speaker: Christopher Bellavia

Interested in being a Sponsor or Vendor? 

About the Senior Summit - This one-day summit is sponsored by the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association and designed for senior service providers who work in the aging, recreation, and parks field with individuals ages 50 to 100.  Attendees will learn best practices, explore new ideas, share resources, and network with industry professionals.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available – Showcase your business to professionals from around the State of Maryland who work in various capacities with the senior population.  Attendees will learn about your business before, during, and following the event. This is an exceptional opportunity to network, develop partnerships, and provide valuable resources to attendees.

I’d like to be a sponsor, tell me more. – Sponsors on the day of the event will be assigned to an 8ft round table with seating for nine attendees and one seat reserved just for YOU. You can decorate your table, bring giveaways, and provide marketing information and resources. This unique opportunity provides valuable time with all attendees as they move through their
education sessions in the largest room of the summit.

Other Sponsorship Benefits can include: (Depending on Sponsorship Level)
• Logo showcased in the MRPA weekly email reaching 3500 members
• Your individual table for the entirety of the summit.
• Recognition in the event brochure.
• Social media post reaching over 2371 users weekly

What’s next? Sponsor a table. Bronze Sponsors - Tables are $500, limited and on a first come first serve basis. Register today!

Questions? Email co-chairs Terri Hilton at thilton@rockvillemd.gov or Nancy Pfeffer
nancy.pfeffer@pgparks.com

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Thank you to our sponors!

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