Grants

“Family Caregiver Course.” (Funded by the NextFifty Initiative for $17, 350 to support the Validation Training Institute)

"Advancing Recreation and Cognitive Engagement." (Funded by The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation with Baycrest Health Sciences for $60,000 to support Linked Senior)

"Beyond the Meal: The Value of Socialization in Older Americans Act Congregate Nutrition Programs." (Funded by the Retirement Research Foundation for $60,000 total from 2016 - 2019 to support NANASP)

 

Presentations

“The Value of Socialization in the Older Americans Act Congregate Nutrition Program” (June 2019, Age + Action NCOA)

"A Dose of Engagement Goes a Long Way" (March 2018, VA Association of Activity Professionals, Fairfax, VA)

"Social Connectedness and Engagement Technologies: Provider Case Studies" (October 2017, LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo)

"Occupancy, Satisfaction & Care: How Life-Enrichment Can Help Your Community Achieve All Three" (August 2017, Pioneer Network Conference with Dr. Rob Winningham)

"Beyond the Meal: The Value of Socialization in OAA Congregate Nutrition Programs" (June 2017, NANASP/NISC)

Publications

“Measure What Matters” (McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, April 2019)

“Combatting Loneliness with Congregate Nutrition Programs” (Stria News, November 2018)

"A Clarion Call to Mentors" (Stria News, April 2018)

"Elder Abuse: Research, Practice and Policy" (Chapter Co-Author, Elder Justice Coalition, 2017)

"Discharge Planning Manual for Community Professionals Assisting DC Residents with Multiple or Complex Needs" (DC Office on Aging, March 2017)

"Expanding Benefits Enrollment: Lessons Learned from the Fourth Generation of Benefits Enrollment Centers" (NCOA Center for Benefits Access, March 2017)

Meaghan provides the highest quality of work for her clients. Her organization, writing and critical thinking skills make her an excellent asset to any organization looking to advance their mission. Most recently, Meaghan successfully co-wrote and submitted a grant request to the Retirement Research Foundation for NANASP to study the value of socialization in Older Americans Act congregate nutrition programs, which was fully funded.
— Robert Blancato, Executive Director, NANASP