Elder Affairs Releases Nine Principles for Aging Well

At an event held at UMass Boston with Governor Deval Patrick, Executive Office of Elder Affairs Secretary Ann Hartstein released the “Nine Principles for Aging Well.”

The Home Care Alliance, as part of the Elder Stakeholders group that regularly meets with AARP and Secretary Hartstein, assisted in the formation of these principles, which includes:

  • To have access to affordable long-term services and supports that can sustain individuals in the setting of their choice, including a consumer’s full participation in managing services.
  • To lend meaningful support to caregivers to preserve the beneficial impact caregiving has upon the caregiver, the person depending upon them and society at large.

These principles will be used to guide Elder Affairs and the Governor as they move forward with an aging agenda for the future (Click on the above image for a larger view).

Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.

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