Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts
On April 12, 2017, Governor Charles D. Baker signed Executive Order 576 establishing the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. The Council will develop a plan to promote healthy aging in Massachusetts, and to achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages. Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population and will make up 23% of the Commonwealth’s population by 2035.
The Council’s recommendations may address a broad range of issues including current practices that support healthy aging, how to improve public awareness of and access to services for older adults and caregivers, and how to leverage innovation and technology to support aging in communities. The Council is made up of 24 members, including co-chairs Secretary Marylou Sudders and Eileen Connors. The Council welcomes input from consumers and stakeholders.