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COVID-19 & Cities: Supporting Aging Populations

00:59:00

May 27, 2020 12:49 PM

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Bronwyn Keefe
Research Assistant Professor @Boston University School of Social Work
Bronwyn Keefe is a Research Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work, and is also the Director of the School’s Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research. She develops curriculum and evaluates training initiatives for professionals who work with older adults and people with disabilities. She has also conducted many projects related to mental health to improve the lives of older adults. Keefe serves on the boards of the Eldercare Workforce Alliance and the Massachusetts Gerontology Association. Her research has been published in the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, Journal of Aging and Social Policy and Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Antron Watson
Age-Friendly Director @AARP Massachusetts
Antron Watson is currently working with 70 cities and towns across Massachusetts that have committed to making their communities more livable for people of all ages. He serves as the Age-Friendly Director for AARP Massachusetts, where he works to engage and mobilize communities, share expertise, and deliver technical assistance to the towns, cities, and counties in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The initiative aims to make communities more livable and better able to support people of all ages through the commitment of local leadership to improve the quality of life for the young and old. Watson is an experienced social services and community advocate with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit sector. His interests include leveraging government and research to improve community outreach and volunteer management.