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
In three short years, HUBweek has grown into a leading ideas festival, covering the forefront of innovation and bringing together attendees from 59 countries, 46 states and 38 industries. Included in this year’s events is a “Hall of the Future,” which will showcase the Massachusetts companies and products that are changing the way we will experience healthcare in the future.
See how health technology can help honor loved one’s end-of-life wishes, monitor opioid use, and care for the aging in their own home. Continue reading
Following on last year’s successful event, the Aging and Caregiving Digital Health Reverse Pitch event will connect entrepreneurs and aging services providers to address pressing problems in caregiving.
At this event, key players in the aging services sector will discuss their view of the problems, how they’ve approached them, and opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators to design technologies to help family caregivers, professional caregivers, agencies, and others in senior care. Continue reading
At its 35th anniversary annual conference, held in Boston, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) presented the GIA Diversity Award for 2017 to the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Jackie Jenkins-Scott, a member of the board of directors of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and former president of Wheelock College, accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation and its grantees.
Ms. Jenkins-Scott observed, “A key tenant of our work is honoring the community and meeting them where they are. This includes listening, following and doing what is needed to ensure their success.” Continue reading
Registration is now open for an upcoming senior services symposium to assist housing professionals, service providers, policy makers and others concerned about ensuring that older adults can actively age in community.
Older Adults, New Ground: Redefining Housing for Our Aging Population
Wednesday, October 4th
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Newbridge on the Charles | Dedham, MA
Attendees can expect to:
- Learn about best practices in the continuum of aging services in housing for low-income older adults.
- Participate in workshops on relevant topics such as innovative partnerships in housing and services.
- Learn how to advocate to help address the service and housing needs of aging adults.
Questions? Contact: OlderAdultsNewGround@EnterpriseCommunity.org
With support from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, UMass Boston’s Gerontology Institute is hosting a summit focused on building better collaboration between behavioral health providers and aging services.
Featured speakers include Elder Affairs Secretary Alice Bonner, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health Joan Mikula, and State Representative Denise Garlick who co-chairs the legislature’s Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Recovery. Rep. Garlick is formerly the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs. Continue reading