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Baker Administration Celebrates Five Years of Accomplishments of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts

In honor of the five-year anniversary of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging, Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, and Secretary of Elder Affairs Elizabeth Chen joined Council Members and stakeholders at a celebratory meeting to reflect on the strides made to support healthy aging in Massachusetts.

Co-Chaired by Secretary Sudders and philanthropist Eileen Connors, the Governor’s Council to Address Aging was established via Executive Order in April 2017 with the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages. Today’s final Council meeting under the Baker-Polito Administration was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Governor Baker first signed the Executive Order that launched the Council. Continue reading

NADTC Conducting Survey to Guide Work Promoting Transportation for Older Adults, People with Disabilities

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) – a program of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Easterseals and USAging with guidance from ACL – wants to hear about challenges and promising practices in providing accessible transportation to older adults and people with disabilities. Survey responses will help influence the work NADTC does next year.

Take their brief survey by September 28 to share your thoughts.

Point32 Health Foundation Reporting on Community Priorities and Strategic Plan Development

The Point32 Health Foundation and its board are going through a strategic planning process that importantly includes community feedback. Since February, Health Resources in Action (HRiA) has gathered input for the Foundation through listening sessions, key informant interviews, and focus groups across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The Foundation thanks everyone who has participated. Continue reading