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Missed the Task Force on Loneliness Summit? The Recording is available here.


AARP Massachusetts and the UMass Gerontology Institute have convened the Taskforce to End Loneliness and Build Community. This task force is made up of state and municipal employees, academic institutions, a variety of non-profits and other organizations who share a common commitment to end loneliness and isolation for older people across Massachusetts.

The taskforce’s mission is to ensure all residents of the Commonwealth feel connected to their community and enjoy a strong sense of social well-being. The taskforce works to achieve this mission by mobilizing local organizations, thought leaders, and other partners to join forces and use its collective resources and ingenuity for maximum impact.

On September 28, 2022, otherwise known as Good Neighbor Day, the Massachusetts Taskforce to End Loneliness hosted its annual summit - Shift Happens: Forging Connections in New Ways. This virtual summit took place from 10am-12pm and focused on looking beyond the pandemic to address social isolation and forge connections  across Massachusetts. The summit's keynote speaker was Marc Freedman, founder and Co-CEO of,  and he spoke on importance of "embracing shift" as we move toward a co-generational approach to healthy aging and problem-solving in the community.

Watch the full recording of the summit on our YouTube Channel or click below:

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