Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

Jun 6, 2023

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

In recognition of Pride Month, the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is promoting a guide from SAGE – an organization working to improve the lives of LGBT+ older people – that is intended to increase inclusion of older adults in Pride events.

The goals of Welcome to Pride are: to learn about effective age-friendly features that Pride organizers and elder
advocates currently have in place; to share these best practices; and to secure commitments from Pride organizers
to maintain or increase the number of age-friendly features of their events.

More information and guidance is available in the Welcome to Pride resource here.

A virtual one-day conference focusing on interdisciplinary practice and community engagement
for people working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning + older adults and
caregivers. LGBTQ+ people interested in their individual aging or caregiving needs are also invited to attend.

Please see the conference flier here for more information!

Every June, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and its Senior Medicare Patrol Resource Center lead the nation’s Medicare Fraud Prevention Week (MFPW) observance. Established in 2022, this week focuses on raising awareness of actions everyone can take to help prevent Medicare fraud.

Medicare loses an estimated $60 billion each year due to fraud, errors, and abuse. Every day, issues related to these problems affect people across the country, often costing them time, money, and peace of mind. That’s why spreading the word about simple ways for beneficiaries, caregivers, and others to protect themselves and their loved ones is so important.

Visit their webpage to learn more about Senior Medicare Patrol, get ready-to-use social media graphics, and find tools to share with your networks.

Join us for our quarterly statewide network meeting to hear updates about the age- and dementia friendly movement in Massachusetts. We will feature presentations on Age Friendly Rhode Island’s vehicle sharing pilot in partnership with Rhode Island Public Transit Authority as well as the updated Elder index from the UMass-Boston Gerontology Institute. Please contact James Fuccione at MHAC ( if you have updates or upcoming events that you’d like to share.

Info 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