Listening Sessions Announced for Governor’s Council to Address Aging in MA

Jun 19, 2017

Governor Charles D. Baker’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts will hold listening sessions to hear ideas about how to make the Commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages. These sessions are a prime opportunity to shine a light on age-friendly and dementia friendly community efforts!

The Governor’s Council is interested in the following:

  • 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?

Listening Sessions are scheduled across the state at the following dates and locations. For those that cannot attend a listening session, an online form is available to provide input and comments.

June 21st June 26th July 25th August 2nd
9:30am-11:30am 2:00p-4:00pm 9:00am-11:00am 10:00am-12:00pm
Gloucester Senior Center UMASS Medical

Worcester Campus

Aaron Lazare

Research Building


Senior Center



Elder Services of Berkshire County