On Saturday, September 28th, 2019, Live Well Springfield (LWS) presented an Age-Friendly presentation for the Springfield Bound event at Chestnut Hill. This event is a day-long interactive event connecting students, faculty, and staff members from the Five Colleges who are interested in interning, volunteering, and collaborating with Greater Springfield community leaders. It offers a diverse set of workshops led by community organizations and walking tours of Springfield’s downtown area and local neighborhoods.
The workshop that was specifically presented by LWS went over the assessment process for housing and transportation in Springfield for the Age & Dementia Friendly Coalition. LWS went over how the coalition engaged older adults to identify service gaps and needs. Students were thrilled to obtain an understanding of the Age-Friendly framework and how it relates to their current and past experiences.