Watertown for All Ages Non-Profit Group Launches Website

The following information was provided by Watertown for All Ages:

A website to connect people interested in improving life for Watertown residents of all ages and abilities was launched this week by Watertown for All Ages (WAA), a grassroots non-profit organization. “We hope people will visit www.watertownforallages.org to learn more about our group, find resources of interest to older people in Watertown, and sign up to receive occasional email updates about our work,” said Bob Shay, WAA’s President. Watertown for All Ages is part of an international movement, supported in the U.S. by the AARP, whose aim is to increase the livability of cities and enhance the quality of life for people of all ages. One of the long-term goals of Watertown for All Ages is to help the town achieve recognition as a member of the AARP Age-Friendly Communities Network. Details about the “age-friendly” movement are available on the WAA website.

Watertown Groups Hosting Healthy Aging Forum at Coolidge Apartments

The next Watertown Healthy Aging Forum will take place on June 24 at the Apartments at Coolidge School. The event on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 7-9 p.m. (6:30 sign-in) at the Auditorium at the Coolidge School Apartments, 319 Arlington St., Watertown. The event is open to the public. Learn lessons from 5 towns where many people live to 100
We’ll view and discuss Blue Zones* videos
What key steps can all of us, youngsters – middle aged – or older, take to live healthier, longer lives? Can Watertown apply these lessons?

MIT Expert Coming to Watertown to Speak About Vibrant Aging

Join your Watertown neighbors for an interactive presentation from the MIT AgeLab on Tuesday, March 31. Julie Miller, MSW, will talk about the MIT AgeLab and its research, “Forecast the Aging Future of Generation Y,” and screen/discuss her documentary film, “Vibrant Aging.” The event is open to the public and will run from 7-9 p.m. (6:30 Sign-in) at the Apartments at Coolidge School’s Auditorium, 319 Arlington St., Watertown. Miller is a Research Associate at the MIT AgeLab and a Lecturer at Northeastern University. Julie’s background in gerontological social work and mixed media production is reflected in her qualitative research. She received her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology from The University of California, Berkeley.