Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

Mar 27, 2024

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following events by partners in our network that support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities:

MBI wants your help to identify all of the locations in the state that do not have high speed internet service. The Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program is set to enhance high-speed internet with $147 million in funding. As a part of the program, MBI is required to facilitate a Challenge Process to challenge the FCC’s broadband map and identify all locations not served.

Join MBI on April 4, 2023, at 11 a.m. to understand the importance of the Challenge Process, who can submit challenges to the data, how organizations can register to become an eligible entity, and the anticipated timeline. This webinar is intended for organizations interested in learning about the BEAD Challenge Process.

Register here for this event.

Led by four Massachusetts-based professor and national leaders in the Age-Friendly University movement, this webinar will present the Age-Friendly Inventory and Campus Climate Survey (ICCS). Attendees will learn to identify existing age-friendly practices across seven core domains of institutional function (Teaching & Learning, Student Affairs, Personnel, Community Outreach, Services & Resources, Research, Physical Environment) and assess the extent to which age-diverse students, faculty, and staff are aware of and value these practices. With this information in hand, campuses will be better able to refine their age-inclusive efforts and explore new opportunities. This program is supported by a RRF Foundation for Aging grant.

Learn more and register here.

  • Understand, Approach and Respond, Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH – two virtual trainings for Fire/EMS personnel on June 4th (7:00 – 9:00 am) and June 26th (6:00 – 8:00 pm).

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

Fire/EMS personnel can sign up for the June 4th training here and the June 26th training here.