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Living Well Forum

Learn about the CARE Act and the latest research on aging.

4th Annual Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum
April 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
UMass Lowell North Campus

The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships invites you to attend the 4th Annual Healthy Aging - Living Well Forum featuring keynote speaker Michael E. Festa, Esq., director of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Massachusetts. He will discuss “The CARE Act: It’s the Law,” which was adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2017. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act supports family caregivers and their loved ones being treated in hospitals as they transition to home. 

UMass Lowell faculty and CGRP members will present their latest research on aging: 

  • Katherine Tucker, PhD – Nutrition and Aging
  • Margaret Quinn, ScD, CIH, Home Care – Client and Workforce Safety
  • Pia Markkanen, ScD, Home Care – Safe Client Mobilization and Lifting
  • Sabrina Noel, PhD, RD, Healthy Aging Community – Lawrence

Who Should Attend 

This event is appropriate for anyone with an older adult in his or her life, and those interested in improving the quality and process of healthy aging. We invite faculty, staff and students within and outside the university, as well as the public, to attend. The Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships (CGRP) is looking to collaborate with community partners and regional consortium researchers on multi-disciplinary research projects. 

Join us at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center (ETIC), Perry Atrium, 40 University Ave., Lowell MA 01854. Lunch will be provided; networking is encouraged.

The forum is made possible with financial sponsorship by Larson Financial Planning and in-kind support from AARP Massachusetts.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Please respond by March 28, 2018, by emailing

Past Events

  • The 2017 Forum featured keynote speaker Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
  • The 2016 Forum featured six keynote researchers, including Assoc. Prof. Deborah D’Avolia of UMass Lowell, who discussed “Unmet Healthcare Needs of Older Adults.” View the poster for more speakers and topic areas.
  • The 2015 Forum featured keynote speaker Rob Schreiber, M.D., who discussed "Challenges for Healthy Aging: Balancing Living Well with the Reality of Multiple Chronic Conditions." View photos.