Grants

"Advancing Recreation and Cognitive Engagement." (Funded by The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation with Baycrest Health Sciences for Linked Senior)

"Beyond the Meal: The Value of Socialization in Older Americans Act Congregate Nutrition Programs." (Retirement Research Foundation $60,000 across three years for NANASP)

 

Presentations

"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 National Conference)

"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)

"Everything You Wanted to Know about Center for Benefits' Resources" (April 2017, NCOA)

"Aging2.0 Overview" (Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare 2016 Symposium, Rockville, MD)

"Innovations in Healthy Aging" (2015 HCBS National Conference, Washington, D.C.)

 

Publications

"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)

"Enabling a Global Human Rights Movement for Women and Girls with Disabilities: Global Disabled Women's Rights Advocacy Report" (Women Enabled International, March 2016)

 

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