Age-Friendly Communities Conference

On Monday, April 10, 2017, more than 100 community leaders from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island met at the Westin Boston Waterfront to learn how to use the collective impact approach to advance their age-friendly work. The day-long conference was the result of a collaboration between Grantmakers in Aging and FSG, funded by a grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

During the conference, attendees learned more about age-friendly and collective impact efforts in neighboring communities and participated in hands-on workshops to develop skills to advance their work.

Resources from the conference, including presentation decks and handouts, are available below.

Thank you to our moderator Charlotte Golar Richie and to our speakers and facilitators:

  • Kathleen Bailey, Yarmouth Senior Services
  • John Beilenson, SCP
  • Cathy Boyer-Shesol, MPA, KC Communities for All Ages
  • Jennifer W. Campbell, PhD
  • Thomas Croswell, Tufts Health Plan
  • Laura Davie, Institute for Health Policy and Practice
  • John Feather, PhD, Grantmakers In Aging
  • David Garfunkel, FSG
  • Charlotte Golar Richie, Board Member, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • David Green, MD, Board Member, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Greg Hills, FSG
  • Kelly Laflamme, Endowment for Health
  • Jessica Maurer, Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Nora Moreno Cargie, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Patricia Oh, LMSW, MS
  • Melissa Oomer, FSG
  • Bobbie Orsi, RN

Conference Resources

Age-Friendly Communities: Getting Started Parts 1 and 2
Community Engagement: Actor Mapping
Creating a Shared Vision: Appreciative Inquiry Tool
Collective Impact for Age-Friendly Communities 101
Collective Impact for Age-Friendly Communities 201
Age-Friendly in Context: Effective Strategies for Communicating Your Efforts

Additional Resources