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Healthy Community Design for Healthy Aging – Blended Webinar

April 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Who Should Attend:

  • MiM Coordinators
  • MiM partners concerned with the healthy aging and/or the built environment
  • Regional Planning Councils and Agencies
  • City and Town Planners
  • Councils on Aging

As older people become a greater share of our population, we need take their needs more seriously in the planning and design of our communities. This blended webinar training will highlight key factors of the built environment that can facilitate or impede healthy aging. It will present implementable planning tools that public health workers should be aware of so they can effectively participate in community planning. This will be done through highlighting changes and updates to the Massachusetts Healthy Community Design Toolkit.

Learning Objectives:
Participants completing this training will be able to

  1. Explain how healthy aging is related to healthy community design
  2. Identify barriers to healthy aging in the built environment
  3. Understand the basic regulatory structure that controls community planning and design
  4. Identify key planning tools for facilitating healthy aging

Viewing Locations: (All MiM communities implementing built environment strategies are expected to gather regionally to view and discuss the webinar. All others may view the webinar from their own device.)

1) Western Mass
Western Regional Health Office, Conference Room
23 Service Center Road 
Northampton, MA 01060

Site Contact:
Donna Salloom
(413) 586 -7525 ext. 3138

2) North Shore and MetroWest
Metropolitan Area Planing Council (MAPC)
5th Floor Conference Room
60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111

Site Contact:
Kate Ito
(617) 451 – 2770 ext. 729

3) South Shore
South East Regional Health Office
1736 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Site Contact:
Maria Evora-Rosa
(508) 984 – 0618

4) The Cape and the Islands
Barnstable County Complex 
Open Cape Building, The Innovation Room
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
A map fo the campus will be emailed prior to the training.

Site Contact:
Lissette Blondet
(917) 602 – 1960

5) Other Location (for those who will view the webinar from their own device)

Catherine Ratte, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Register for Webinar only

Contact: Aleya Martin


April 7, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm