Join our Future of Aging Forum Virtually

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is proudly celebrating 50 years of service by convening a unique discussion on the future of aging. We invite you to attend the Future of Aging Forum virtually on Oct. 19.

“This forum serves as a spotlight on the evolving landscape of aging in Massachusetts,” said SCES CEO Marta Corvelo.

Click here to access the event live stream, starting at 1- 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Our forum will kick off with policy perspectives from Dr. Elizabeth Chen, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, Undersecretary for Health at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Our distinguished panel of keynote speakers will then delve into the critical topic of shaping a future where aging is synonymous with health, equity, and independence.

As life expectancy rises, addressing the root causes that contribute to health inequities is more important than ever. Our conversation will focus on sustainable strategies for mitigating these issues, laying the groundwork for a new definition of successful aging. We’ll also explore the changing relationship between caregivers and recipients, with a spotlight on the emerging preference for home-based care. Furthermore, our expert panel will evaluate the wider environmental and policy factors that are essential in shaping an inclusive future for all.

Our next panel, Driving Innovation through Social and Health Care Partnerships will delve into the intersection of innovation, social and healthcare partnerships, and the population health needs of aging in place.

Our panel of experts will provide valuable insights into the myriad of societal and economic obstacles associated with aging in place, with a particular emphasis on addressing community needs through the convergence of healthcare and social care. This forward-looking dialogue will also shed light on the essential infrastructure required to achieve greater alignment and offer perspectives on the challenges and opportunities within this realm.

The discussion will also spotlight the tangible impacts of the CONNECT program, initiated in 2007 by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services. This program has been instrumental in addressing critical unmet needs and has significantly improved 94% of its participants’ behavioral health.

The live forum is by invitation only. For more information, including speaker bios, visit our Future of Aging forum page.