There are always opportunities to access education and training that can help your community or organization become more age- and dementia friendly. Check out the following events listed below:
- City of Boston Alzheimer’s Community Forum (via Zoom: Feb. 8th, 5:30-7:00 pm)
The Community Forum for resident of Boston featuring State Representative Liz Miranda, will be an opportunity to share your thoughts about the impact of dementia on your family or the community and to provide input on how we can better meet the needs of the community. Learn about available resources, volunteer opportunities, and discuss your experiences in an effort to bolster programs and services to support families.
A flier is available here with more details.
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. Registration is available here. To learn more, watch this 2-minute video.
Navigating community transportation options can be confusing for older adults, people with disabilities, and others in need of a ride. Through using mobility management strategies, you can facilitate mobility – by working directly with consumers to help them become aware of and learn to use the options available to them, and/or by working with transportation providers and other stakeholders to coordinate and expand mobility options.
Join MassMobility, MassDOT Rail & Transit, and the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative on February 3 to hear how local agencies are incorporating mobility management into their work.
Those interested can register here.