Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging: ReiMAgine Aging Summit, Caring for the Caregiver, MHAC Advisory Council

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative invites our stakeholders to check out the following upcoming events that promote the age- and dementia friendly community movement:

Join us for a virtual summit to IDENTIFY solutions, take meaningful ACTIONS, and CELEBRATE the success of the Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly movement across the Commonwealth.

The two-day program, September 27 and 28, will offer opportunities for participants to learn creative strategies to engage community and make progress on important issues from housing to transportation to social isolation.

Building on momentum we’ve seen in municipalities across the Commonwealth over the past three years, we will share updates on the statewide plan to make Massachusetts a great place to grow up and grow older together.

Day one of the event features an inspiring keynote from Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar with Callie Crossley on GBH, on the importance of partnerships and individuals being advocates in their community.

In celebration of Good Neighbor Day, September 28, we will look to 2022 with a keynote from Risa Wilkerson, Healthy Places by Design. With your participation, we hope to brainstorm various ways to create socially connected communities and address the systemic barriers to social connection.

The breakout sessions during this no-cost event will provide attendees with valuable insights that will drive innovative thinking and action to support the issues and opportunities concerning aging as we emerge from the impacts of the pandemic.

Please feel free to include anyone in your experience who would benefit from this invaluable offering of knowledge and support.

The series was launched in May 2021 by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Mass Home Care, and Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to help family caregivers in Massachusetts find information and resources regarding their caregiver responsibilities, as well as tips to care for themselves.

This month, the initiative will explore the importance of self-care for family caregivers, and how family caregivers can find ways to incorporate specific actions and wellness into their day to reduce stress.

Register here: bit.ly/3kDFvss

Please contact MassCaregiver@mass.gov with any questions or comments.

Join MHAC for its quarterly Advisory Council to hear updates on the age- and dementia friendly movement across Massachusetts and learn about the current work from our statewide, cross-sector network of partners.

Special guests will include Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll to talk about the progress made by “Salem for All Ages” as well as Neha Singh, Legal Counsel and Stacey Nwachukwu, District Director, from the office of State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz who will share the work of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights and Inclusion.