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Seeking Statewide Input for the ReiMAgine Aging Year Three Progress Report

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs is leading a team that is looking to capture the incredible age- and dementia-friendly work done across the Commonwealth for our collective annual progress report for ReiMAgine Aging, the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan.

The upcoming version will be the third year of the progress report that reflect work from communities, regions, organizational partners and a range of stakeholders from all parts of the Commonwealth. Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Association Offering Dementia Awareness Training for First Responders

Communities working to become more age and dementia friendly can invite their local first responders to join the Alzheimer’s Association for an upcoming training in becoming Dementia-Friendly as part of your city, town or regional initiative.

The goal of this training, titled “Understand, Approach & Respond: Effective Interventions for First Responders in Working with People and Families Living with Dementia,” is to educate Fire and EMS personnel on the impact that Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias may have on individuals and communities. Continue reading