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 Age-Friendly Springfield Summit June 13, 2019

The Live Well Springfield (LWS) Age-Friendly City initiative is working to make a community where older adults can thrive and lead healthy, productive lives. 

Convened by the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, our Age-Friendly city process has been a collaborative process to engage the public in addressing health and wellness of older adults and all Springfield residents.

We are incorporating a Dementia Friendly focus into our planning, with the support of the Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition, convened by Springfield Partners for Community Action. We are also working with Baystate Medical Center Geriatrics Department as they work to establish an Age-Friendly hospital

To date we have led an assessment process on housing and transportation concerns, engaged over 343 seniors from all over the city. A report will be shared at the June 13 Age-Friendly Summit.

June 13th “Let’s make Springfield an “Age-Friendly” City!

Please join us on Thursday, June 13th for the Age-Friendly Community Summit organized by Live Well Springfield to review the findings from its housing and transportation assessment and to share recommendations for an Age-Friendly Springfield.  The summit will also highlight collaborative efforts for an Age-Friendly Hospital and Dementia Friendly Community. 

When:  Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Time:  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Ray Jordan Senior Center, 1476 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, MA 01109

For more information, please contact Samantha Hamilton, Live Well Springfield Manager, at 413-794-2807, or by email at shamilton@publichealthwm.org. 

Age-Friendly City Initiative Committee