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Massachusetts Tech, Innovation, and Aging Service Leaders Launch Global Competition to Improve Healthy Aging and Social Isolation

A global innovation challenge for the improvement of well-being in aging populations was announced today by a group of industry, academic and government partners affiliated with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Council to Address Aging.

The In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge seeks to develop breakthrough technologies, community resources and solutions that reduce social isolation and loneliness among older adults. Continue reading

Age-Friendly News Clips: Early July 2018

Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.

Check out the following articles from early July on the momentum of this movement building across the state.

City of Boston Launches Age- and Dementia Friendly Business Designation

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly  launched their Age and Dementia-Friendly Business designation, a new pilot program that encourages local businesses to make their spaces and services more inclusive for people of all ages. Today’s announcement was held at Local 338 Bagels and Coffee in West Roxbury, one of nine organizations that received the designation today, which includes certificates and decals to mark their business as Age and Dementia-Friendly. Continue reading

Healthy Aging Job Alert: Central Boston Elder Services Seeks CEO

Central Boston Elder Services, Inc. (CBES), a leading non-profit provider of services for elders in the Boston area, seeks an innovative and inspirational leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). One of the state’s largest elder care organizations, CBES provides high quality, responsive, and supportive services and programs to the elderly and the disabled in need of health and human services. Continue reading