Gov. Baker’s Council to Address Aging Cape Event
Governor Charles D. Baker’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts is holding a listening session on Cape Cod to hear ideas about how to make the Commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages. Topics of consideration are: What factors make your community a great place to grow older? How can we support families that include one or more older adults? How can we promote more human connectedness (reduce loneliness, isolation) in communities?
Governor Charles D. Baker’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts
Community Listening Session
July 25, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
If you are unable to attend please share your ideas by sending an email to Shoshana.Preuss@MassMail.State.MA.US
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact William Travascio at 617-222-7579 or at William.Travascio@MassMail.State.MA.US
On April 12, 2017, Governor Charles D. Baker signed Executive Order 576 establishing the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. The Council will develop a plan to promote healthy aging in Massachusetts and to achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages. Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population and will make up 23% of the Commonwealth’s population by 2035. The Council’s recommendations may address a broad range of issues including current practices that support healthy aging, how to improve public awareness of and access to services for older adults and caregivers, and how to leverage innovation and technology to support aging in communities. The Council is made up of 24 members, including co-chairs Secretary Marylou Sudders and Eileen Connors. The Council welcomes input from consumers and stakeholders.