Gov’s Council to Address Aging in MA to Host Listening Sessions in Barnstable, Pittsfield

Jul 13, 2017

Governor Charlie Baker’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts will hold listening sessions in the Berkshires and on Cape Cod to hear ideas from across the state about how to make the Commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages.

The Council will advise the Administration on policy to support healthy aging. The public is invited.

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative will be present at both sessions and encourages any individual or organization with suggestions to join to present verbal comments at either of the following opportunities:

Community Listening Sessions:

July 25, 2017              

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Barnstable Senior Center

825 Falmouth Road

Hyannis, MA 02601

August 2, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Elder Services of Berkshire County

877 South Street, Suite 4E

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Specifically, the Governor’s Council would like to hear about:

  • What factors make your community a great place to grow older?
  • How can we support families that include one or more older adults?
  • How can we promote more human connectedness (reduce loneliness, isolation) in communities?
  • What are the top two issues or concerns that create barriers to people being able to age well in their communities?
  • How can we accelerate innovation to support and connect older adults?
  • How can we change public perceptions about aging?

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request, contact: William Travascio at 617-222-7597 or

If you are unable to attend, please share your ideas by sending an email to:  or for additional info visit: