Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

Jul 26, 2023

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

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. Our program is available in nine languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The training will take place on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Open to any adult or high school student in Massachusetts. Please register by noon on August 8 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

Join engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults for a webinar focused on physical fitness and social engagement. During the webinar, YMCA of the USA, the National Council on Aging and the National Recreation and Park Association will spotlight strategies for ways organizations can use physical activity as a hook to promote and encourage social engagement among older adults. Speakers will also share examples of potential partners for collaboration at the local level.

Registration and information is available here.

The AARP Livable Communities Economic Development Workshop will explore how local leaders can advance economic development in urban, suburban and rural communities by:

  1. Establishing vibrant main streets and encouraging small-scale development
  2. Ensuring that communities are well-connected with high-speed internet access
  3. Providing entrepreneurial and upskilling opportunities for residents of all ages
  4. Recognizing the value of unpaid contributions, such as volunteerism and caregiving

Through four core themes — Built Environment, Digital Connections, Work and Jobs, and Local Economies — the workshop will share best practices, insights and inspiring next steps for meeting the economic development needs of a post-pandemic nation.

Registration for the workshop is available here.