Massachusetts Health Policy Forum

Healthy Aging in Massachusetts: Where Do We Go From Here?

Forum held on December 10, 2012

The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum and Tufts Health Plan Foundation invited health leaders in Massachusetts to the third policy forum on healthy aging titled “Healthy Aging in Massachusetts: Where Do We Go From Here?” The goal of the forum was to take note of where we are and what steps we can take to help make Massachusetts a model state for healthy aging. Our keynote speaker, Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, provided a dynamic framework for healthy aging. Professor Walter Leutz from the Heller School, Brandeis University and Dr. Beth Dugan from the University of Massachusetts Boston Gerontology Institute, presented the action resulting from our last two forums and a Healthy Aging Status Report Card for continued progress. We also heard from Secretary Ann Hartstein, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Senate Chair of the Committee on Elder Affairs Senator Pat Jehlen, and a range of other healthy aging leaders in the state.  The event also included a Poster Session with displays of innovative healthy aging initiatives from throughout the Commonwealth.


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