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.
AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa moderated a panel of Age-Friendly States with Robin Lipson of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs representing the Commonwealth. New York and Colorado were also on stage to share their approaches to creating livable communities and states for all.
Nora Moreno Cargie, President of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, which supports the Healthy Aging Collaborative, was on a plenary panel focused on engaging anchor institutions.
Andrea Burns who is Director of the Age-Friendly Boston initiative spoke at a session about the process of writing an action plan.
James Fuccione from the Collaborative joined AARP Florida and United Way of Miami-Dade to present a workshop session on creating livable communities for all.
See photos and highlights from the conference on the MHAC Twitter page.