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Forward Motion: Gaining Momentum for an Aging Society 2017 Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017
Boston, MA
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As one of America’s greatest cities, Boston is at the forefront of our nation’s progressive approach to addressing the needs of older adults and end aging discrimination. The Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan leads the way, with 75 concrete actions that the city will take over the next three years to make it the best place to live and age. We hope you’ll join us from October 18-20 in this wonderful American city to be a part of this movement as we embrace this year’s theme, “Forward Motion: Gaining Momentum for an Aging Society.” 

Every year, the GIA Annual Conference convenes the top minds in aging. It is a place that inspires real and lasting change. We’ll come together for three days to discuss the latest issues, delve into possible solutions, and develop connections to help create widespread change for the future. We’ll cover the issues on everyone’s minds, including funding for age-friendly communities, the future of the home care workforce, and rural aging. Arguably our most diverse agenda ever, sessions range from artful aging and the power of storytelling, to equity in the Latino community, to why compassionate care is important. And don’t forget our offsite excursions! We’ll explore the Green House Model in Chelsea and the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly to get a glimpse at how these innovative programs benefit older adults every day.

For any questions, please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson, Director of Programs and Membership at

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