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Governor Baker Releases Governor's Council on Aging in Massachusetts Report

On April 11, 2018, we were fortunate to join with hundreds of AARP volunteers from throughout Massachusetts as Governor Baker released the initial blueprint recommendations of the Governor's Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. In addition to releasing the Council's blueprint, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation also made a major announcement to invest up to $250,000 over the next 5 years to advance Age-Friendly planning work throughout Massachusetts. We also took time to celebrate the Commonwealth's entry into AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States -- making Massachusetts one of the first states to do so.

Take a look below for more information and photos from the event.

Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner provides welcoming remarks at the AARP-MA Annual Volunteer Engagement Event in Framingham, April 11, 2018.

AARP-MA State Director Michael Festa welcomes Governor Baker and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders to AARP-MA's Annual Voluteer Engagement meeting.

Governor Baker makes remarks to more than 200 AARP volunteers from throughout Massachusetts. The Governor released the Initial Blueprint Recommendations from the Governor's Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. It was the one-year anniversary of the Governor's Executive Order establishing the Council.

From Left: Governor Baker, AARP-MA State Director Michael Festa, Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, AARP National Board President Eric J. Schneidewind, Governor's Council to Address Aging Co-Chair Eileen Connors, and Tufts Health Plan Foundation President Nora Moreno Cargie.

Governor's Council on Aging Co-Chair Eileen Connors speaks about the first year of the Council's work, and the importance of gathering input from the public at listening sessions throughout the state. "Their input forms the backbone of this blueprint."

Health and Human Services Secretary, and Co-Chair of the Governor's Council to Address Aging, Marylou Sudders reports on the blueprint's ten initial recommendations and what comes next for the Council.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation President Nora Moreno Cargie talks about the Age-Friendly work taking place in diverse communities throughout the Commonwealth, and announces that the Foundation will commit $250,000 over the next 5 years to support and accelerate Age-Friendly planning efforts in Massachusetts.

Eric J. Schneidewind officially welcomes Massachusetts into the AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States -- one of the first states in the nation to do so.

AARP presents Governor Baker with its official certification welcoming Massachusetts as a member of its Network of Age-Friendly States.

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All Photos courtesy of Lucyus Fevrier -- Executive Office of Health and Human Services
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