Join MHAC for ‘Equity in Aging’ Presentation on July 18th

Jul 5, 2023

Register to join the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative on July 18th for a new Equity in Aging initiative with a presentation on research that explores how community design impacts effective caregiving.

We know that where we live matters for our health, and so does the care we give and receive over the course of our lives. But how does where we live shape our experiences of caregiving, and how can we use urban planning and community development tools to improve conditions for caregiving?

This presentation will draw on research from nine Boston-area communities to explore these questions through the lens of equity in aging, and offer perspectives on how to build stronger “infrastructures of care” in our communities.

About the Presenter: Andrew Binet (they/them) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia. They use community-based, participatory research methods to understand how where we live shapes our health and the relationships of care that sustain us. Prior to UBC, Andrew completed their PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT, and co-led the Healthy Neighborhoods Study which explores how neighborhood change shapes community health across the Boston metropolitan area.

As part of this event, MHAC will also share updates on its Healthy Aging for All Guide and other opportunities to participate in future meetings.

Registration for this virtual meeting is available here.