The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Massachusetts as a Model for Healthy Aging

Forum held on September 27, 2010

This forum was the second in a series moving towards an action plan to help make Massachusetts a model state for healthy aging. It provided information on existing programs in the Commonwealth to facilitate healthy aging and identify gaps. Information provided was on initiatives in other states to coordinate services and activities and move towards healthy aging communities at the grassroots level. We heard about innovative strategies to develop a healthy aging public awareness campaign and discussed ways to work together towards achieving this important goal. Speakers included: Dr. Lauren Smith from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Ruth Palombo from Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur from Burlington Livable Communities Project, AARP Vermont, Gerry Mackenzie from New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, and John Beilenson from Strategic Communications & Planning. This forum was co-sponsored and made possible by Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

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