The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is promoting the following events and opportunities to help promote and support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities:
Co-hosted by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the MassTech Collaborative’s Mass Caregiving Initiative, this webinar will explore the range of emotions that often come with caregiving. With the holidays often presenting unique challenges to family caregivers, speakers from JF&CS will provide caregivers with tips to navigate complex relationships and strategies to cope with the mental, physical, and emotional challenges that can come up at this time of year.
Registration and info is available here.
- Become a Dementia Friends Champion (Jan. 11, 1-3:30 pm)
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 library patrons, 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 and is open to any adult or high school student in Massachusetts.
Please register by noon on January 10 by clicking this Zoom link: Meeting Registration – Zoom
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 email@example.com
- MassTrails Grant Lunch & Learn (Dec. 18th 12-1pm)
MassTrails seeks to expand and connect the Commonwealth’s networks of off-road, shared-use pathways, and recreational trails for all users across Massachusetts. It does this by providing matching grants, technical assistance, and resources to individuals, municipalities, Native nations, non-profits, and other public entities to design, construct, and maintain high quality Massachusetts trails.
The MassTrails team is hosting a Lunch & Learn Webinar to learn what it means to create an accessible trail and learn about the grant application.
Registration is available here.