Tag Archives: Webinar

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

Upcoming Virtual ‘Dementia Friends’ Training Opportunities

Participate in a free Zoom training that will give you the knowledge and materials you need to share awareness about dementia. Dementia Friends is a global public awareness program that helps everyone in a community learn about dementia, how it affects people, and the simple things that we can all do to make a difference. Materials are available in 9 languages. To learn more, watch this 2-minute video.

Three different training dates are now available. Adults and high school students in Massachusetts are eligible to participate. Choose the date/time that is best for you!

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom

Sponsored by Talk of Ages Community Leadership Fellowship (TACLF) Program at Lasell University

Please register by noon on March 29 by clicking this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc-Gsqj8iG9AZHFJx3vYypaw-zk5sntwK

  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Zoom

Please register by noon on May 3 by clicking this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckd-muqzoiHdfQHmugQ3R1JI-n4WDYjCvy 

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Zoom

Dementia Friends Champion Training, sponsored by AARP. Please register by noon on June 27 by clicking the Zoom link below:

 https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAucu-opj8oHdePHE26KTUEIX6H7tdo7iXA 

Or visit https://www.dementiafriendsma.org/dementia-friends-massachusetts-champions-training

Upcoming Healthy Aging Webinars: Mass. Business Roundtable, Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day

Communities and partners in the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative network may be interested in the following virtual opportunities:

  • Supporting Family Caregivers in the Workplace – Mass Business Roundtable

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, the demand on family caregivers has never been greater. There are more than 840,000 family caregivers across the Commonwealth providing care to loved ones while balancing their work and other family responsibilities. The Roundtable helped launch the Massachusetts Caregivers Coalition bringing together business, education and public sector leaders to better understand and address the needs of family caregivers, a growing and essential part of workforces across every industry sector.

In this webinar, first in a planned series, a panel will address the realities of caregiving during COVID-19 and provide resources and strategies shared by experts. Confirmed speakers and moderators include Roundtable member Mark Butler, Cigna New England, Robin Lipson, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Alexandra Drane, ARCHANGELS, as well as leaders from Roundtable members Seniorlink and Care.com.

  • National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day – COMBATING SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR SENIORS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Join the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA) for a thoughtful discussion on ways to prevent social isolation and promote mental health during this unprecedented time in our history.

Suicide, depression, anxiety, and problems with alcohol and medications are issues that older adults face. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that by 2030, there will be nearly 75 million Americans over age 65. A 2012 study from the Institute of Medicine found that nearly 1 in 5 older Americans has one or more mental health/substance use conditions. According to 2018 data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and reported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, adults in the 75-84 and 85+ age groups are among those with the highest rates of suicide.

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day 2020 will feature remarks from Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use. It will also share the latest information on social isolation and loneliness from Dr. Dilip Jeste, University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry.

More Information on COVID-19 Responses:

VA Resources, including What Veterans Need to Know and Maintaining Your Mental Health and Well-Being

Join the Upcoming ASA Webinar on “Re-framing Aging” Messaging Strategies

The FrameWorks Institute conducted a national multiyear project with leading aging organizations to identify the way members of the public think and talk about aging.

Join the American Society on Aging (ASA) on Thursday, August 16th as they continue the exploration of the Reframing Aging Project and take a deeper review of the evidence-based strategies developed from this research for communicating more effectively about aging-related issues. Learn how to frame your messages and what cues to avoid to help people think more like experts do about ageism, demographic change, elder abuse and other policy issues. Continue reading