Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging: Dementia Friendly Mass., Alzheimer’s Association Education Programs, Reminders

Apr 3, 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:

  • Dementia Friendly Mass. and Dementia Friendly America, April 10th at 1 pm (virtual)

The next Dementia-Friendly Monthly meeting will be held on April 10th at 1:00 pm. Mary Ek of Dementia Friendly America (DFA) will join us to review the new DFA website.

Ek brings a rich perspective to any discussion as she has been involved in the DF initiative from the start by working with Act on Alzheimer’s in Minnesota. In addition, we will hear reports about the AF/DF work in communities across the Commonwealth.

Registration for this and future Dementia Friendly Mass. meetings is available here. 

  • April Education Programs from the Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH

Virtual Programs for Caregivers:

April 11 at 6 PMEffective Communication Strategies

April 16 at 6 PMDementia Conversations

April 25 at 12 PMUnderstanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

April 29 at 6 PMManaging Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances

Virtual Programs – All Are Welcome

April 4 at 6 PMTen Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

April 9 at 12 PMParkinsonian Dementia: Features and Treatment (SPECIAL PROGRAM!)

April 17 at 12 PMUnderstanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

April 17 at 6 PMTen Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Hosted by Memorial Hospital

April 23 at 6 PMHealthy Living For Your Brain & Body

April 24 at 6 PMAlzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: The Latest Advances in Treatments and Lifestyle Interventions

There has been significant progress in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, leading to advancements in diagnosing, treating and possibly preventing dementia. Learn the latest developments in the field from Dr. Stephen Salloway, an internationally-recognized leader in Alzheimer’s disease clinical research, and come with your questions for the Q&A session.

April 30 at 12 PMNew Advances in Alzheimer’s Treatments

In-Person Programs:

April 3 at 11 AMHealthy Living For Your Brain & Body

This program will take place at the North Hampton Public Library, 239 Atlantic Ave, North Hampton, NH 03862. 

April 4 at 1 PM ► Advancing the Science: The Latest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

This program will take place at the Walpole Council on Aging, 60 South St, Walpole, MA 02081. Registration is required. Please call the Walpole Council on Aging to save your spot: (508) 668-3330. Light refreshments will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to learn about community resources from the Alzheimer’s Partnership member display tables and representatives. Sponsored by the Neponset Valley Alzheimer’s Association Community Partnership.

April 9 at 10 AM ► Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body and The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

These programs will take place at the Mendon Senior Center, 62 Blackstone St, Mendon, MA 01756. To register, please contact the Mendon Senior Center at (508) 478-6175. Each program will be 30 minutes. 

April 10 at 5:30 PMThe 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

These programs will take place at the Wakefield Council on Aging, 30 Converse St, Wakefield, MA 01880. Sponsored by the Town of Wakefield and the Wakefield Council on Aging.

April 10 at 7 PMEffective Communication Strategies

This program will take place at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St, Hingham, MA 02043. Pre-registration is required; please call the reference desk at (781) 741-1405 ext. 1404 or click the link to register online.

April 11 at 10:30 AM ► The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

This program will take place at the Stoneham Senior Center, 136 Elm St, Stoneham, MA 02180. Sponsored by the Stoneham Senior Center. Registration is requested; please call Amanda Costain at (781) 438-1157.

April 11 at 11 AMUnderstanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

This program will take place at the Goffstown Public Library, 2 High St, Goffstown, NH 03045. 

April 23 at 10 AM ► Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body

This program will take place at the Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Rd, South Boston, MA 02127. Registration is requested; please call Marie or Karen at (617) 635-5104.

April 29 at 10:30 AM ► The Impact of Alzheimer’s in Your Community

This program will take place at the Lancaster Community Center, 39 Harvard Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523. Registration is requested; please email Caitlin Roy at or call (978) 733-1249

April 29 at 11 AM ► 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

This program will take place at the Princeton Senior Center, 206 Worcester Rd, Princeton, MA 01541. Registration is requested; please call the Senior Center at (978) 464-5977

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.