If you are interested in learning how agencies are supporting older adults in learning to use fixed-route public transit services such as the bus, please join MassMobility at an upcoming event at Greater Lynn Senior Services from 10:00am to noon on September 24th.
Attendees will hear from aging services providers that have incorporated travel instruction into their offerings. Travel instruction is the professional activity of helping older adults or people with disabilities learn the information and skills they need to ride fixed-route public transit independently and safely. Continue reading
Are you purposefully bringing together people of different ages like older adults and youth? Would you like to start but you’re not sure how?
Attend the second annual Intergenerational Symposium: Developing Your Toolbox, coordinated by Bridges Together with the support of the Encore Boston Network and the Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies. Continue reading
The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging, which covers the northern New England states, is hosting a webinar titled “Celebrating Diversity: Promoting community inclusion and access to community supports and health services.” Continue reading
Back in June, AARP hosted a Rural Livability Conference, which touched on a range of issues from housing and transportation to broadband access and extreme weather preparedness. Continue reading
There is never a shortage of events and activities for promoting and supporting healthy aging in Massachusetts!
Here are a few opportunities across the state coming up in September: Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative will join the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, UMass-Boston, Dementia Friendly Massachusetts and the City of Salem for a presentation on Age- and Dementia Friendly Transportation at the upcoming Transportation Innovation Conference. Continue reading
An “Aging in Community” workshop, including presentations on Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities, will be held on 29 March at Lasell College, with satellite venues at Berkshire Community College and Cape Cod Community College. Continue reading
The Trailblazer in Aging Awards presented by the National Council on Aging (NCOA)recognize the unique contributions and leadership of individuals and organizations working to empower every person to age well. The Awards honor those committed to ensuring that each of us is able to age with our best possible health and economic security. Continue reading
With nearly 40 cities and towns designated as Age-Friendly, as well as one of three statewide designations in the country, Massachusetts joined communities and organizations to learn and share best practices at the AARP Livable Communities Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Continue reading
Studies of older people have shown that good mental health and greater social
engagement are markers of resilience in aging and may be protective against
cognitive decline. Some studies suggest that treating psychiatric symptoms may
also be protective.
Dr. Nancy Donovan, Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, will discuss these findings and her own research that is part of the Harvard Aging Brain Study, a longitudinal study of 270 cognitively healthy older adults. The presentation and discussion will take place at Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline. Continue reading