Nearly 100 volunteers, supporters and collaborators attended an event at Berkshire Hills Country Club to celebrate the launch of an action plan for Age-Friendly Berkshires.
After several years of work, it was clear that the regional effort of 32 communities and dozens of organizations was worth the wait.
Tufts Health Plan Foundation President Nora Moreno Cargie, Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner and AARP Massachusetts Director Mike Festa all spoke and congratulated the group for reaching the milestone. Festa also presented Age-Friendly Berkshires – led by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and Home Instead Senior Care of Pittsfield – with a certificate from AARP marking the completion of the action plan after a comprehensive assessment process.
All along the way, Age-Friendly Berkshires received support from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and in return, the region has presented an example for the state and country to follow.