Joe Coughlin Keynotes Tufts Health Plan Healthy Aging Conference

Joe Coughlin Keynotes Tufts Health Plan Healthy Aging Conference

Mon, 01/27/2014

AgeLab’s Director Joe Coughlin keynoted Tufts Health Plan and the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum’s Healthy Aging: Charting a Path Forward Conference, January 24, 2014.

His remarks addressed how the next generation of older adults "will judge living longer as living better", because quality of additional years lived will be based upon comprehensive assessments of personal well-being rather than merely the absence of disease. Metrics of well-being would include access to transportation, services and community engagement.

Coughlin outlined to the gathering of policymakers, media, insurers, researchers and service providers how technology and the creative use of public-private partnerships will improve the delivery of critical services tailored to the unique needs of older adults across the economic spectrum.

 

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