WATCH: Future of Aging forum celebrates collaboration and innovation

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services CEO Marta Corvelo delivers opening remarks to guests at the Future of Aging forum

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services celebrated 50 years of services by convening a Future of Aging forum in October.

The forum brought together industry leaders from the medical, aging, advocacy, political, and community-based services fields to discuss emerging trends and best practices to help stakeholders build a better future of aging.

“Today, our focus really is how we can all work together to create and strengthen the future of aging in our communities,” said SCES Board President Leslie Hergert.

Keynote Panelists

The keynote discussion at the forum focused on advancing health, equity, and independence. Moderated by Olivia Umoren from USAging, the panelists were:

Robyn Stone

Robyn I. Stone, DrPH

SVP of Research
LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMASS Boston

Caitlyn Coyle

Caitlin E. Coyle, PhD

Director, Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging
UMASS Boston

Manuel Lopes

Manuel Lopes, MBA

Interim CEO
Fenway Health
Founding Member
Health Equity Compact

Also speaking during this segment were:

  • SCES Board President Leslie Hergert
  • SCES CEO Marta Corvelo
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Secretary, Dr. Elizabeth Chen
  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Undersecretary for Health, Dr. Kiame Mahaniah

Breakout Session

The breakout session “Driving Innovation through Social and Health Care Partnerships” explored the intersection of innovation, social and healthcare partnerships, and the population health needs of aging in place.

Moderated by Marisa Scala-Foley of USAging, the panelists were:

Marisa Scala-Foley

Marisa Scala-Foley, MGS

Director, Aging and Disability Business Institute

Guy Fish

Guy Fish, MD, MBA

President and CEO
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Amelia Bedri, MHSA

Senior Content Engineer
National Committee for Quality Assurance

Cassie Cramer

Cassie Cramer, LICSW

Project Manager
Older Adult Behavioral Health Network (OABHN)

MA Association for Mental Health

Jennifer Raymond

Jennifer Raymond, JD, MBA

Chief Strategy Officer

Hany Abdelaal D.O.

Hany Abdelaal D.O.

President of Clinical Services
Commonwealth Care Alliance

Thanks to the Future of Aging Forum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Cambridge Trust

Bronze Sponsors

Friendly Care
Homemaker Services Inc.

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