October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017
Newbridge on the Charles
5000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026
Senior Services Symposium
The senior services symposium, Older Adults, New Ground: Redefining Housing for Our Aging Population, brought together housing professionals, service providers, policy makers and leaders concerned about ensuring that older adults can actively age in community.
MassHousing cosponsored the October 2017 event along with Enterprise, Hebrew Senior Life, Hearth, United South End Settlements and Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA). It featured best practices in the continuum of aging services in housing for low-income older adults. Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, gave opening remarks and moderated the plenary panel that included Alisha Sanders, Housing & Services Policy Research, LeadingAge; Lizbeth Heyer, Chief of Real Estate, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly; and, Tom Byrne, Assistant Professor, Social Welfare Policy, Boston University.
Presentations and Slides from Symposium Panels:
Best Practices in the Continuum of Aging Services in Housing for Low Income Seniors
- Lizbeth Heyer, JCHE – Eligibility for Elderly Housing and Long Term Services
- Tom Byrne, Asst. Professor, Social Welfare Policy, Boston University – Cohort Effects in Single Adult Homeless Population
What’s Missing in the Supportive Housing Continuum?
- Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer, Executive Office of Elder Affairs – Redefining Housing for our Aging Population
- Mark Hinderlie, President and CEO, Hearth, Inc. - What’s Missing in the Supportive Housing Continuum
Paying for Services in Senior Housing – Are There Better Ways?
- Andrew DeFranza, Executive Director, Harborlight Community Partners, Inc. – PACE Housing Model
Harnessing the Power of Partnerships