Wednesday, March 18, 2015
1 to 6 p.m. EDT

1 p.m. Registration 
2 p.m. Welcome Remarks
2:20 to 5 p.m. 
Panel Discussion 
Audience Polling  
5 to 6 p.m. Networking Reception


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The Westin Waltham
Eden Vale Ballroom
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451 

Driving Directions 


Public Transportation

Local MBTA buses 70 and 70A run from Central Square in Cambridge to Totten Pond and Third Ave. in Waltham with an average headway of 10 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes thereafter. Additionally, several MBTA Express Buses (505, 553, 554, 556, & 558) serve Waltham Center and the surrounding neighborhoods. All Express Buses originate at the corners of Franklin and Federal Streets in Downtown Boston, just a few blocks from South Station, and continue on to Waltham on weekdays only.


Michelle Harris, MH Productions
for the Tufts Health Plan Foundation


Building Age-Friendly Communities:
The Summit 

Join the conversation on March 18, 2015 at The Westin Waltham.

Building age-friendly communities is essential for our society to respond to the needs of a rapidly aging population. 
Thought leaders will discuss how using the World Health Organization's standards for age-friendly cities can make a difference to community health, housing, transportation and the sundry needs facing people today. We will also hear from respondents, experts and attendees regarding their use of data and resources, and how they are mobilizing partner coalitions to transform communities and become age-friendly. 

Attendees at the Summit will also be the first to hear from the University of Massachusetts Boston's Gerontology Institute about updates to the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report, a resource for cities and towns across the state to better understand their communities and the older adults who live there.

Moderator: Ina Jaffe, National Correspondent on Aging, National Public Radio

Panelists and presenters:

  • Allison Bauer, J.D., LICSW, The Boston Foundation
  • Nora Moreno Cargie, Tufts Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Elizabeth Dugan, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Rebekah Gewirtz, M.P.A., Massachusetts Public Health Association 
  • Charlotte Golar Richie, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • David Green, M.D., Emerson Hospital
  • Reverend Keith L. Magee, Th.D., FRSA, Boston University
  • Kyle Peterson, M.P. A., M.B.A., FSG
  • Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur, AARP
  • Terrie Fox Wetle, M.S., Ph.D., Brown University

New in 2015:

Attendees will have the opportunity to actively participate in the program via audience polling. We look forward to gathering your feedback and to enhancing your experience at this year's Summit.

Registration includes admittance to the networking cocktail reception. Space is limited.

 This event is at no cost to participants, made possible by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation
and The Boston Foundation.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation and The Boston Foundation