Upcoming Presentations and Conversations on Healthy Aging, Digital Divide

Oct 21, 2020

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to be part of two upcoming virtual events – one with the John A. Hartford Foundation and Milbank Memorial Fund and the other co-hosted with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and Babson College.

October 29th: Understanding Technology as a Social Determinant of Health

Technology access is essential for our physical and emotional health, often acting as the gateway to our lives for connection, information, healthcare, and work during COVID-19.

The importance of technology and the ability to both access and utilize that technology has been significantly elevated during the pandemic – especially for older adults.

Join MHAC, EOEA and Babson College for a presentation that will feature innovations and insights on how to address the myriad of issues and opportunities around technology and healthy aging.

November 2nd: A Conversation on Healthy Aging – featuring the John A. Hartford Foundation and Milbank Memorial Fund

Join MHAC for presentations on moving towards an age-friendly ecosystem as well an overview of national programs, initiatives, and trends on healthy aging by:

Reactions will follow the presentations from communities in Massachusetts committed to becoming more age- and dementia-friendly, including:

  • Emily Shea, Commissioner, Boston Age Strong Commission/Age-Friendly Boston
  • Samantha Hamilton, LiveWell Springfield Manager/Age-and Dementia Friendly Springfield
  • Laura Kittross, Public Health Program Manager, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission/Age-Friendly Berkshires
  • Christine Sullivan, Program Manager and Grant Coordinator, Coastline Elderly Services/Age-Friendly New Bedford