Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

In addition to the events listed below, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative reminds stakeholders and communities working to become more age and dementia friendly that May is National Older Americans Month. In a previous post, MHAC shared materials being promoted by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help recognize the event.

  • LeadingAge Massachusetts – 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition

Join LeadingAge Massachusetts for their annual conference on June 7th. Information and registration is available here. There are multiple sessions on inclusive design of buildings and public spaces and MHAC will be presenting on age- and dementia friendly environments.

  • MPHA Spring Awards Breakfast

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) will hold its 20th Annual Spring Awards Breakfast to recognize five of the Commonwealth’s most accomplished public health champions!  Join us in honoring the awardees by sponsoring the event, placing an advertisement in the program or by purchasing a ticket. You will be celebrating these leaders while supporting MPHA!

  • Alzheimer’s Association Programming for May:

For Caregivers:

May 4 at 5 PMDementia Conversations
Hosted by RI Hospital
May 11 at 12 PM Effective Communication Strategies
Hosted by Boston Medical Center
May 11 at 12 PM ► Safety at Home for Individuals Living with Dementia:  Learn to Modify Your Space to Support the Individual Living with Dementia
Presented by Lifeway Mobility
May 12 at 12 PM ► Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances
May 12 at 4 PM Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
May 19 at 10 AM ► Preventing & Redirecting Difficult Behaviors…Successfully!
Hosted by the North Worcester County Alzheimer’s Partnership
May 26 at 6 PM Effective Communication Strategies

All Are Welcome:

May 9 at 6:30 PMALZTalks: The Role Of Lifestyle and Brain Health
Beginning at 5:45 PM, there will be a short presentation by local Association research grant recipients. All are welcome!
May 10 at 1 PMHealthy Living For Your Brain & Body
May 16 at 4 PM 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
May 17 at 1 PM Legal and Financial Planning
May 17 at 4 PM Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Hosted by Lahey Hospital
May 23 at 10 AMUnderstanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Hosted by the Veterans Administration
May 24 at 3 PM ► Advancing the Science at Any Given Moment: The Latest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research
May 25 at 11 AM ► 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Programs for People Living with Younger-Onset Dementia and their Care Partners:

May 5 from 6-8 PM ► Living with Alzheimer’s for People with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s

May 12 from 6-8 PM ► Legal and Financial Matters
May 19 from 6-8 PM 
► The Dementia Experience: Panel and Discussion

To register, click here or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

In-Person Programming (All are Welcome):

May 16 at 10:30 AM Effective Communication Strategies

This program will take place at the Wilbraham Council on Aging, 45B Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA.

May 24 at 7 PM ► Healthy Living for the Body and Brain: Evidence from Nutrition Science for Diet Changes for Cognitive Health

This program will take place at the Lexington Community Center,
39 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA. Hosted by Lexington Goes Purple.