Post Content

aj5a5488-copy

At MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order establishing the state’s first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. The Council will develop a plan to improve public and private efforts to support healthy aging in Massachusetts, to achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages.

“The notion that people are fully retired at the age of 65 is inconsistent with what I see around Massachusetts every day,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Many of our older adults still have ample time, energy and talent available to start a second or third career, volunteer in their community, become a mentor or pursue an unfulfilled passion.”

The council will be co-chaired by two former social workers, philanthropist Eileen Connors and Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, and is comprised of leaders across the business community, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers, and municipal leaders.

“The challenge we now face is to live not just longer, but also better,” said Joseph F. Coughlin, Director of the MIT AgeLab. “Innovations being developed here at MIT and throughout the Commonwealth promise to improve life for older adults and their families. Moreover, these new technologies, services, and related businesses are fast positioning Massachusetts as the global leader in the fast-growing longevity economy.”

Older adults are the largest and fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population and they will make up 23% of the Commonwealth’s population by 2035. The Council is expected to deliver a preliminary report to the Governor by the end of 2017.

Written By:

Recent Posts

Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Life Sciences Initiative posted on Jun 20

Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Life Sciences Initiative

The Baker-Polito Administration on Monday announced a legislative proposal to bolster Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences sector, which would provide up to $500 million over five years for strategic investments in public infrastructure, research and development, workforce training and education, including up to $295 million   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Life Sciences Initiative

Lt. Governor Polito, state energy officials announce $14 million in Green Communities grant awards posted on Jun 20

Lt. Governor Polito, state energy officials announce $14 million in Green Communities grant awards

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, joined by state energy officials, awarded $14,043,257 in Green Communities competitive grants to 72 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects. With this announcement, the largest in the program’s seven year history, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has awarded   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito, state energy officials announce $14 million in Green Communities grant awards

Governor Baker, industry leaders celebrate opening of Fabric Discovery Center posted on Jun 20

Governor Baker, industry leaders celebrate opening of Fabric Discovery Center

Governor Charlie Baker on Monday joined Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, United States Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics James MacStravic, MIT President Dr. L Rafael Reif, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) CEO Dr. Yoel Fink and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, industry leaders celebrate opening of Fabric Discovery Center