The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative invites stakeholders to check out the following upcoming events that help promote and support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities.
- Technology Learning Collaborative for Healthy Aging – March 3rd
Throughout the last two years, many of us learned more about technology — including devices, internet access, training, and virtual or hybrid programming – than we ever imagined. Starting March 3rd at 12:30 PM, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative are hosting the first meeting of the Technology Learning Collaborative for Healthy Aging. The intent of the collaborative is to help foster connections, learn from each other, and promote equitable and meaningful access to technology. Please register here and check out additional resources on digital equity and aging on the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative website.
- Alzheimer’s Association’s New England Family Conference – March 4th and 5th
The Alzheimer’s Association will host a free virtual educational conference for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families. The New Conference will take place March 4th – 5th, and is open to individuals living with Alzheimer’s, family caregivers and the general public.
You will hear from a panel of individuals living with Alzheimer’s, as well as a panel of caregivers who will share firsthand experiences in their journey with the disease and life after a diagnosis. The schedule of programs features a special session in Spanish, Legal and Financial Issues to Consider, Caregiving, Ambiguity and Finding the Tools to Thrive and Flourish, presented by Jack Paul Gesino, DSW, LCSW, and The Journey of Grief Throughout Caregiving: It Begins with the Diagnosis, presented by Deanna Upchurch.
Experts in the field of care and support will share practical and concrete recommendations, resources, and guidance in the care and support for those living a life with dementia. For more information and to register for the event, visit alzfamilyconference.org
- Point32 Foundation Listening Session – March 10
Join this 90-minute listening session to help the team gain greater understanding of community priorities and to inform Point32Health Foundation’s work.
While this listening session will be conducted in English, engagement from all is important to us and we are committed to removing participation barriers. If you have specific needs to better support your participation (e.g., translation services, financial support, accessibility aids and services, etc.), please specify them in the registration form. To best accommodate your needs, we would need to know your request by 3/2/2022.
This listening session will be led by the Foundation’s consultants at Health Resources in Action (HRiA).