Mission Hill resident Nora Moreno Cargie was named to the state’s first Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.
That council is comprised of leaders from the business community, academia, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers, community organizations, and municipalities. The council will develop a plan with the aim of making Massachusetts the most age-friendly state.
“The notion that people are fully retired at the age of 65 is inconsistent with what I see around Massachusetts every day,” said Governor Charlie Baker, according to the press release. “Many of our older adults still have ample time, energy, and talent available to start a second or third career, volunteer in their community, become a mentor, or pursue an unfulfilled passion. I look forward to the council’s work considering ways for the state to improve public and private means for supporting and engaging with older adults.”
Moreno Cargie is the president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation and vice president for corporate citizenship for Tufts Health Plan.
“We applaud the governor’s leadership on this issue,” said Moreno Cargie. “The council will help us accelerate the momentum to make Massachusetts a national leader in the age-friendly movement.”
The council will be co-chaired by two social workers, Eileen Connors and Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders.