Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging: September 2022

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages stakeholders and communities involved in the age- and dementia friendly movement to check out the following upcoming events:

This training will equip you with the knowledge and activities needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session with community members. An Information Session is a face-to-face or virtual session that lasts approximately one hour and is run by a Dementia Friends Champion. It covers the five key messages everyone should know about dementia through activities and discussion. The goal of the Dementia Friends Information Session is to help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.

Trainings are led in English. However, Champions can use materials in nine languages and for specific communities.

Registration and info is available here.

This free, online workshop will bring together local leaders, housing practitioners, and AARP staff and volunteers to explore how communities nationwide can provide safe, affordable housing options for individuals and families of all backgrounds, incomes and abilities.

Through four core themes — Housing Choice, Design, Stability, and Equity – the workshop will share best practices, insights and inspiring next steps for meeting the housing needs of a changing nation.

Register and find more info here.

Caring for Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers is a training curriculum created by the Diverse Elders Coalition. This 90-minute Diverse Family Caregivers Overview training is designed for healthcare, social service and aging professionals who wants to better serve diverse family caregivers and older adults.

More information and registration is available here: https://bit.ly/DECOverviewTrainingSept21

Join the Massachusetts Task Force to End Loneliness and Build Community for a virtual summit to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day on September 28 at 10-12. The theme is “Shift Happens,” looking beyond the pandemic to address social isolation and forge friendships across Massachusetts. You’ll hear from the keynote speaker, Marc Freedman, Founder & Co-CEO of Encore.org, on the importance of “embracing shift” as we move toward a co-generational approach to healthy aging and problem-solving in the community. You’ll also learn from Senator Patricia Jehlen about the state’s commitment to this issue, have the opportunity to engage with Taskforce leaders and fellow Massachusetts residents of all ages, and come away with tangible ideas to take action in your neighborhood!

Learn more and register at www.endlonelinessma.com/summit