Community Listening Sessions: Help Massachusetts Refresh the Age and Dementia-Friendly Action Plan

Posted on 07/01/24 by Ted Carey, Adrian Ramos

In 2018, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was among the first states in the nation to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As part of the designation, the commonwealth submitted an action plan in 2019. The plan, ReiMAgine Aging, commits the state, in collaboration with partner organizations, to make Massachusetts more livable and welcoming for people of all ages.
Check out the original plan by clicking here.

Now, it’s time to update and refresh this plan that will guide the state's age- and dementia-friendly actions for the next 5-10 years.

The Commonwealth needs your help with this refresh. See below:

To make the updated plan successful, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs wants input from residents and community partners. As part of this refresh, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs will host listening sessions statewide. The office is hoping to gather feedback on community priorities and new opportunities for supporting positive aging. The sessions will look into how priorities have shifted over the past five years and identify significant actions or policies that need to be tweaked.

If you’d to participate in shaping the future of Massachusetts, click the blue links below to sign up and have your voice heard:

RSVP to these sessions by clicking here.

Virtual Feedback

If you would like to give some advice, but cannot attend a session: click here to fill out this form.

- - — - - - — - -Completed Listening Sessions

SALEM, MA: Thursday, June 27 Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St., Salem, MA 01970 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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