Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

May 24, 2023

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following events and opportunities for age- and dementia friendly communities and stakeholders.

Join AARP Massachusetts for our Livable Wednesday series on the last Wednesday of each month. Learn the various ways volunteers, organizations, and municipalities across Massachusetts are paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of people as they age.

The next installment in the series will be focused on “Walkability and Safety in Your Community.”

Both past webinars, which are recorded, and upcoming events can be viewed here.

Take part in a free 2 ½ hour Zoom training to become a Dementia Friends Champion! This training will give you the knowledge and materials you need to lead your own Dementia Friends information session for your family, friends, coworkers or others in your community. Adults and high school students in Massachusetts are eligible to train as Champions. The program is available in nine languages.

Please register by noon on June 7 by clicking this Zoom link: 
You will receive an automated confirmation from Zoom, along with your unique link to join the meeting.

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. Help bring awareness to those around you! To learn more about Dementia Friends, watch this 2-minute video.

Please contact Beth with any questions at

The Executive Office of Economic Development, Massachusetts Broadband Institute, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration invite you to the Internet for All: Massachusetts Broadband & Digital Equity Summit in Worcester.

This day long workshop will bring together critical stakeholders in Massachusetts from the federal, state, tribal, and local governments, industry, and other key collaborators to discuss coordination on broadband efforts as the state prepares to receive significant broadband funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

More information and registration is available here.

  • Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH Free Training for First Responders

Communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly have an opportunity to connect local public safety personnel to free training and education from the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH.

The goal of this training is to educate Fire and EMS personnel on the impact that Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias may have on individuals and communities. This program has been developed specifically for Fire and EMS. Strategies acquired from this training will provide an understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, and will help personnel optimize the effectiveness of responding during interventions with persons living with dementia, and their families.


Presenter: Jennifer Hoadley, CDP – Regional Manager, Southeastern MA, Alzheimer’s Association

Presenter: Melissa Grenier, LCSW – Regional Manager, New Hampshire, Alzheimer’s Association

Please register individually using the links provided above. Approved for 2 Continuing
Education hours through Massachusetts OEMS, and for 2 Continuing Education hours through Maine
EMS. Questions can be directed to Melissa Grenier at