Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

Apr 17, 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:

Join the Massachusetts eHealth Institute virtually on Tuesday, 4/30 from 12 – 1PM for the Final Pitch Event for the Medicaid Challenge: Revolutionizing Home-Based Care. Hear from three innovative digital health companies with solutions to support community-dwelling older adults with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia:

At this virtual event, the three finalists will compete for a chance to conduct a pilot of their solution with members of the Wellsense Senior Care Options (SCO) plan. The pilot opportunity is valued at $50,000 and will be supported by two of MeHI’s Digital Health Sandboxes: UMass Chan Medical School and UMass Lowell.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the Challenge finalists present their innovative ideas and showcase their solutions in front of a panel of expert judges. The event will also feature a fireside chat with representatives from the Wellsense SCO plan.

Register Here:

This conference, presented by the Massachusetts Older Adult Behavioral Health Network (OABHN), will focus on cultivating leadership among attendees and encouraging those with firsthand experience of unmet needs in the field to use their voice for positive change. OABHN’s 2023 conference, “Healing in Community,” was attended by over 125 aging and behavioral health providers, older adults, and stakeholders.

Sponsoring the conference will provide visibility to your agency, the opportunity to interact with community-based providers, and help ensure OABHN is able to continue offering this annual conference.

Info and registration is available 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.

  • Join Dementia Friends Massachusetts

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.

Be a Dementia Friend and learn the 5 key messages about how dementia affects people by attending a free, 1-hour information session near you or virtually at

Become a Dementia Friends Champion and learn about how to lead an information session for your community at a free, virtual 3-hour volunteer training. Champion trainings are in English and upon account approval, you will receive access to all of our adapted and translated materials in 9 languages.

Join us at either of these Champion Trainings, hosted on Zoom:

Upon registration, you will receive an automated confirmation from Zoom containing your unique meeting link.

To learn more, visit or contact Beth Soltzberg with any questions at