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    • 30 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-04:00)
    • 30 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM (UTC-03:00)
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    Helping Older Adults Remain Engaged and Connected During COVID-19

    Date: April 10th from 9:00-11:00am (Virtual Zoom Webinar)

    **This event has been recorded and can be watched to receive CE credits.**


    COVID-19 has significantly increased the risk of social isolation for older adults which can impact one's health and mental health. Research underscores the importance of civic engagement and volunteerism for combating isolation and improving health and well-being. This online workshop will focus on strategies that you can use to support older clients to remain engaged and connected during COVID with a special focus on finding creative opportunities for volunteering and community engagement.

    Learning objectives:

    1) Discuss the concepts of risk and resiliency as they relate to social isolation for older adults during COVID

    2) Identify creative opportunities for older adult civic engagement that can help to combat social isolation and support health

    3) Discuss resources for helping older adults remain connected during COVID

    Presented by:

    Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor of Social Work

    Associate Director, UMaine Center on Aging

    SAVE THE DATE 2021 aging SIS.pdf


    • 30 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-04:00)
    • 30 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM (UTC-03:00)
    Register

    Implications of Trauma on Occupation across the Lifespan


    Objectives:  

    1. Participants will identify 3 neurological implications of chronic developmental trauma at the chemical, cellular, and cortical levels.

    2. Participants will identify experiences of trauma impacting current and future occupations.

    3. Participants will identify individualized action steps to progress their journey in trauma informed practice in their current and/or future practice settings.


    Presented by Rachel Ashcraft, MS, OTR/L, TBRI® Practitioner

    Rachel Ashcraft is a licensed and registered occupational therapist with a focus on trauma informed practice.  Rachel is the clinical supervisor for OT/PT/ and Counseling services at the Hoover location of Child’sPlay Therapy Center in Alabama.  Rachel is a Trust Based Relational Intervention® practitioner and finds the merging of attachment theory, family systems theory, and trauma informed models such as TBRI® with OT Practice a powerful combination for occupational therapy practice. Rachel is an adoptive parent and former foster parent. She credits the children who shared her home as her best and most cherished teachers. She currently serves as President of the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association.  She has been at the forefront of the national OT movement towards more trauma informed care across the profession.  She has received recognition from both State and National Occupational Therapy Associations for her work with vulnerable children, including receiving the 2018 Emerging & Innovative Practice Award from The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.  Rachel founded a 501(c)3, Foster the Future Alabama, with the mission of reducing the inequality in services provided to children in Alabama’s foster system. Rachel’s scholarly work involves contributions related to trauma informed school-based practice, trauma informed community based practice with an emphasis on the foster care community, and trauma informed outpatient practice for children and families. 


    SAVE THE DATE 2021 adult SIS.pdf


    • 30 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-04:00)
    • 30 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM (UTC-03:00)
    Register

    This event has happened- you can still attend by watching the recording and earning CEUs. 

    Holly St. Onge, MS OTR/L

    Telehealth Practice in Pediatrics: Tips and Tools for this Emerging Practice Area

     

    Objectives:

    • Learn strategies for setting yourself and your families up for successful telehealth practice

    • Become more comfortable with technology and more confident coaching e-helpers

    • Discuss intervention ideas with limited resources and using a range of devices

    • Discuss resources to help support your telehealth practice



    Holly St. Onge, MS OTR/L is a graduate of the University of New England. She has been a pediatric OT since 2008 and has worked at Pediatric Development Center since 2013. Holly has training in Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, Zones of Regulation, Sensory Processing Disorders, kinesiotaping, constraint-induced movement therapy, craniosacral therapy, and more. She has experience providing occupational therapy to children with a range of diagnoses including: sensory processing difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, learning disabilities, Down syndrome, ADHD, apraxia, neuromuscular disorders, vestibular dysfunction, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, vision impairments, communication disorders, juvenile diabetes, epilepsy and seizure disorders, genetic conditions, rare diseases, and social-emotional challenges. Holly has taught workshops in the Portland area for preschool and daycare providers, Head Start providers, teachers, therapeutic riding instructors, Child Development Services, occupational therapists, case managers, etc. and has presented at MEOTA and AOTA conferences.



    • 14 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC-04:00)

    Register here


    Experience of the Patient

    Date: 
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    This free, virtual, CE course is for physical, occupational, and speech therapists looking to gain a better understanding of how to address the unique needs of patients living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Prior to the course, participants will review prerequisites covering the basics of MS including symptoms, treatment, resources, and traditional rehabilitation examination approaches. The course will consist of one session per week for two consecutive weeks, covering the experience of the patient and the role of the rehabilitation provider in improving brain health in MS. Break out rooms each week will allow for individual disciplines to integrate learning in respect to their roles.

    Gain a better understanding of barriers to care, complexity of symptoms, impact on diverse populations, and unique challenges young adults face. For more information, please reference our flyer.

    Questions? Need help registering? Contact Katelyn Michtich at Katelyn.michtich@nmss.org or 310-481-1131.

    Note that this program is offered in pacific time.

    • 17 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-04:00)

    It has been a long time coming, and we are finally able to volunteer again with partners for world health. We will be volunteering on the following dates:

    July 17th- 9a-12p

    August 21st- 9a-12p


    We will be calling the volunteer limit at 5 volunteers for each date due to Covid. 

    Please email Nichole at prmeota@gmail.com if you would like to come and volunteer with this amazing organization.



    We will be calling the volunteer limit at 5 volunteers for each date due to Covid. 
    Please email Nichole at prmeota@gmail.com if you would like to come and volunteer with this amazing organization.
    • 20 Jul 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)
    The sun is shining, and the beach is open. Special surfers is back!!! Please join us on July 20th and August 17th to support this amazing cause. It is a volunteer opportunity that you will look forward to doing again!  There are dry and wet volunteer opportunities available.  Please register at: 

    https://www.flipcause.com/hosted_widget/hostedWidgetHome/MTE2MTE4


    And email Nichole at prmeota@gmail.com if you would like to join on either dates. Hope to see you then!!


    • 21 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC-04:00)

    The Role of Rehabilitation in Improving Brain Health

    Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    This free, virtual, CE course is for physical, occupational, and speech therapists looking to gain a better understanding of how to address the unique needs of patients living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Prior to the course, participants will review prerequisites covering the basics of MS including symptoms, treatment, resources, and traditional rehabilitation examination approaches. The course will consist of one session per week for two consecutive weeks, covering the experience of the patient and the role of the rehabilitation provider in improving brain health in MS. Break out rooms each week will allow for individual disciplines to integrate learning in respect to their roles.

    Gain an understanding of how health and wellness in conjunction with rehabilitation improves and maintains the brain health of individuals living with MS. For more information, please reference our flyer.

    Questions? Need help registering? Contact Katelyn Michtich at Katelyn.michtich@nmss.org or 310-481-1131.

    Note that this program is offered in pacific time.

    You can RSVP for this event online. Please log in to continue.


    • 17 Aug 2021
    • (UTC-04:00)
    The sun is shining, and the beach is open. Special surfers is back!!! Please join us on  August 17th to support this amazing cause. It is a volunteer opportunity that you will look forward to doing again!  There are dry and wet volunteer opportunities available.  Please register at: 

    https://www.flipcause.com/hosted_widget/hostedWidgetHome/MTE2MTE4


    And email Nichole at prmeota@gmail.com if you would like to join! Hope to see you then!!


    • 21 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-04:00)

    It has been a long time coming, and we are finally able to volunteer again with partners for world health. We will be volunteering on the following dates:


    August 21st- 9a-12p


    We will be calling the volunteer limit at 5 volunteers for each date due to Covid. 

    Please email Nichole at prmeota@gmail.com if you would like to come and volunteer with this amazing organization.



    We will be calling the volunteer limit at 5 volunteers for each date due to Covid. 
    Please email Nichole at prmeota@gmail.com if you would like to come and volunteer with this amazing organization.

Past events

19 Jun 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day June
22 May 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day May
24 Apr 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day April
27 Mar 2021 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day March
23 Jan 2021 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Systems - lab Intensive study across neurologic, orthopedic, and cognitive domains
29 Dec 2020 On Demand Webinars for CEUS
21 Dec 2020 Providing Related Services Under IDEA during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
16 Dec 2020 MeOTA Winter Social
9 Dec 2020 ATNR, Palmar & Plantar Grasp Reflexes
7 Dec 2020 Sensory Strategies for Real Life Challenges
7 Dec 2020 Sensory Smart- Strategies for Real Life Challenges
3 Dec 2020 A Sensory and Reflex-Based Approach to Improve Self-Regulation and Attention Span!
1 Dec 2020 Living Well with Dr. John - Adjustment Through the Lifespan: Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality
11 Nov 2020 MeOTA Happy Hour for Southern Maine
7 Nov 2020 MeOTA Virtual Fall Conference
3 Nov 2020 Living Well with Dr. John - Adjustment Through the Lifespan: Relationships, Intimacy and Sexuality
1 Nov 2020 Strut your Stuff- Leave 2020 in the Dust Virtual Race 5K, 10K, 15K
28 Oct 2020 7408 Disability and Posture Around the Clock: Therapeutic Positioning For All Ages (3 CEUs)
17 Oct 2020 Stroke Recovery Toolbox: Evidence Based Clinical Strategies and Assessments
16 Sep 2020 MeOTA September Board Meeting
11 Jul 2020 Stroke Recovery Toolbox: Evidence Based Clinical Strategies and Assessments
3 Jun 2020 THE INVERSE EFFECTS OF EARLY LIFE TRAUMA AND MINDFULNESS-BASED PRACTICES ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION
2 May 2020 206 Innovative Stroke and Neurological Rehab Treatment Approaches (7 hours)
25 Apr 2020 Adult Rehab SIS Workshop- VIRTUAL SESSION
25 Apr 2020 Productive Aging SIS VIRTUAL Workshop: Exploring options for client-centered care for older adults
15 Apr 2020 MeOTA Board Meeting for April- online- ALL ARE WELCOME
2 Apr 2020 From Onsite to Online: Addressing Students’ Needs Through a Telehealth Service Delivery Model
2 Apr 2020 Executive Function in the Classroom
1 Apr 2020 Occupational Therapy in Hospitals & Inpatient Care: Responding to a Pandemic
28 Mar 2020 Evidence-based Occupational & Physical Therapy (LSVT BIG®): An Informational Webinar for OT and PT Students and Faculty
28 Mar 2020 The Integral Role of Occupational Therapy in a Parkinson-Specific Rehabilitation Approach: LSVT BIG®
27 Mar 2020 An interprofessional practice approach to improving occupational participation, communication, and mobility in Parkinson disease
20 Mar 2020 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management and Treatment of Elbow, Wrist & Hand
19 Mar 2020 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management and Treatment of the Shoulder
19 Mar 2020 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management & Treatment of the Shoulder
18 Mar 2020 Treating the Shoulder Complex, Advances in Conservative & Post-op Management
7 Mar 2020 Vermont OT Annual Conference
29 Feb 2020 Partners for World Health Volunteering Day
27 Feb 2020 Rotator Cuff Repair…Patient management the first 6 weeks following surgery
26 Feb 2020 Managing Pediatric Behaviors in Rehabilitation Treatment Sessions
20 Feb 2020 Releasing the Frozen Shoulder
19 Feb 2020 Pediatric Physical Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit
13 Feb 2020 Homonymous Hemianopsia: A Beginner's Guide to Assessment & Intervention
12 Feb 2020 Scoliosis Classification and Specific Exercises
29 Jan 2020 Vestibular Differential Diagnosis: Central vs. Peripheral Etiology of Vertigo
24 Jan 2020 Technology as a Meaningful Employment Support
22 Jan 2020 Infantile Torticollis … A Softer, Gentler Approach (3 CEUs)
16 Jan 2020 OCS Exam Prep Course Final Review
15 Jan 2020 January Board Meeting- All are welcome!
15 Jan 2020 Head and Neck Cancer: Issues Related to Speech and Swallowing
7 Dec 2019 Comprehensive Evaluation, Management and Treatment of the Shoulder
2 Dec 2019 Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions Course for Health Professionals (CAMS-HP)
21 Nov 2019 Examination and Intervention for the patient with Cardiorespiratory Dysfunction
20 Nov 2019 Disability and Posture: Therapeutic Positioning Around the Clock
14 Nov 2019 Maximizing Mobility with Myofascial Release (3 CEUs)
9 Nov 2019 MeOTA Fall Conference at Black Bear Inn
16 Oct 2019 October Board Meeting- All are welcome
5 Oct 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteering Day
30 Sep 2019 Training opportunity: Behavioral Health Services in Maine-A System Overview
29 Sep 2019 Volunteering Opportunity- Dempsey Challenge
23 Sep 2019 Training opportunity: Behavioral Health Services in Maine-A System Overview
23 Sep 2019 Virtual Hill Day
18 Sep 2019 September Board Meeting- All are welcome!
18 Sep 2019 Assessment of Motor and Process Skills Certification Course
12 Sep 2019 Training opportunity: Behavioral Health Services in Maine-A System Overview
10 Aug 2019 Backpack Awareness Day at LL Bean
24 Jul 2019 Central Maine July Social
24 Jun 2019 2019 Northern New England Stroke Conference
18 Jun 2019 Special Surfers Volunteer Day
27 Apr 2019 Spring Conference 2019
17 Apr 2019 April Board Meeting- All are welcome
13 Apr 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- April
27 Mar 2019 SIS- Pediatrics
16 Mar 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- March
16 Feb 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- February
26 Jan 2019 Partners for World Health Volunteer Day- January
8 Dec 2018 Partners for World Health Craft Fair- Volunteers Needed
1 Dec 2018 Partners for World Health Volunteering Day
28 Nov 2018 Executive Board Meeting- November
3 Nov 2018 MeOTA Fall Conference 2018
24 Oct 2018 Well-Being for Older Adults Special Interest Section October Meeting
17 Oct 2018 MeOTA Board Meeting, October
30 Sep 2018 Dempsey Challenge Volunteer Group
22 Sep 2018 NeuroRehab SLP Conference by Goodwill
21 Aug 2018 Special Surfer Night (August)
11 Aug 2018 Backpack Awareness Day
17 Jul 2018 Special Surfer Night

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