Inform efforts with lived experience and co-create
Provide resources and support
Celebrate and scale action
Evaluate rigorously to inform scalability
The Connecticut Age Well Collaborative is aligning efforts across organizations and has established this integrated framework for communities across Connecticut to foster greater aging, dementia and disability inclusivity across the lifespan.
The Collaborative is launching the Community Leaders Fellowship, a compensated opportunity for individuals with lived aging, dementia and disability experience and their care partners to guide and shape the Collaborative’s work. Through a process of shared learning, trust-building and empowerment, a subset of the Fellows will be selected to join the Collaborative’s Steering Committee longer-term. The group may also serve as a learning laboratory and model for municipal community engagement work, with an emphasis on valuing and engaging with lived in experience. To receive an announcement of this opportunity when it becomes available, sign up for our e-news.
Our communities are stronger when they include the full scope of our energy, including the contributions of older people, individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and individuals with disabilities. Learn more in our 2023 Age Well Academy, with special recognition to be awarded to participants who join us for all five events in 2023, following our launch event on November 30.
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Municipal government, community stakeholders and residents can work together to create more aging, dementia and disability-inclusive communities, resulting in more just, equitable communities for everyone. The Connecticut Age Well Collaborative’s new report is the first in a series of resource guides to support local government in shaping communities where we all can age well. Register here to attend our virtual release event, with the guide to be posted after.
The Connecticut Healthy Aging Data Report helps residents, agencies, lawmakers and community leaders understand the older people who live in their cities and towns. It provides data and recommendations to help advance healthy aging to aid in building vibrant, healthy communities that work for all ages. Connecticut is one of only four states in the nation to have such extensive data available for healthy aging.
Within this report, you will find interactive maps, in-depth charts, and comprehensive profiles that include nearly 200 indicators of healthy aging for each of the state’s 169 cities and towns, plus 12 neighborhoods in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford.
All data was compiled by researchers at the Gerontology Institute of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The work was funded by the Point32Health Foundation (formed by a combination of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation).
Collective impact brings people together in a structured way to achieve social change. The Connecticut Age Well Collaborative plans and implements its work through a collective impact model. This evolving list reflects strategically cultivated relationships with governmental, nonprofit and academic organizations who were invited as partners. “Partners” are organizations committed to collaborating to align efforts and shared resources toward fostering Connecticut communities where we all thrive as we grow up and grow older. We also look forward to cultivating more formal relationships with municipalities, community centers of power, grassroots leaders and other key stakeholders. To explore partnership with the Connecticut Age Well Collaborative, e-mail email@example.com.
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