NCOA Connect

Cultural and Special Events Category Winners

Includes a Live Event on 11/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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This webinar will feature the NISC Program of Excellence 2020 Winner in the Cultural and Special Events category.

This webinar will feature the following programs: 

  • Cultural – Winner

Festival of the Arts, City of Calabasas Senior Center, Calabasas, CA

Speaker: Kimberly Post


  • Cultural -- Honorable Mention

An Afternoon with Mr. Branch Morgan III: Entertainment Today, but Survival of Yesterday. A Cultural Look from the Past, Essex Senior Center, Baltimore, MD

Speaker: Laketa Hooper


  • Special Events – Winner

From Parking Lot to Party Lot! Enriching the Well-Being of Older Adults, Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, Santa Clarita, CA

Speaker: Robin Clough



  • Special Events –Honorable Mention

You’ve Been Flocked, Pikesville Senior Center, Pikesville, MD

Speaker: Nancy Schwartz

Malia Fox (Moderator)


Winona Friendship Center

Malia has a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Music Therapy from the College of St. Teresa, Winona, MN.

Malia began her career as a music therapist in long term care on a memory care unit and worked privately as a music therapist with clients living with developmental disabilities. She worked in long term care as Director of Therapies for 10 years before moving to the City of Winona Park Recreation department as the Director of the Winona Friendship Center for the past 28 years. Malia is on the NCOA/NISC Executive committee as Best Practices chairperson. The Friendship Center is Minnesota’s only nationally accredited senior center.

Malia has enjoyed an adjunct position in gerontology instructing classes at her local university. Malia’s goal at the beginning of her career was to create places/spaces that empowered older adults and would be a place that she would like to go when she aged into that place. Well here she is and is looking forward to the next chapter!


Cultural and Special Events Category Winners
11/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
11/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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