NORTH READING – North Reading stands out in Massachusetts as having the fastest growing senior demographic with 2 out of 5 people (40%) expected to reach age 60 by 2030, which begs the question: As a community are we ready for this change, why should we care, and what can we do to embrace this new age-active generation?

To help answer these questions, Dr. Caitlin Coyle from the UMass Boston Center of Social and Demographic Research will be presenting results from a town survey of which a record high 1,400 North Reading residents and stakeholders participated. The sponsoring ad hoc North Reading Age-Friendly Team will also integrate in 10 years’ worth of research on this important topic.

“Come meet the new active age generation, learn what they want from their community, what they have to offer and understand the financial loss we will experience if they leave,” stated Rich Wallner of the Age-Friendly team.


1. Intro and Key Concepts

2. Survey Results

3. Takeaways and action plans

4. Discussion

When: Thursday Oct 28. Doors Open at 6 p.m., Presentation 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: NRHS Distance Learning Lab (masks required) or listen In (non-interactive): on NORCAM Verizon 24, Comcast 22, or Live-stream at

ZOOM Meeting ID: 860 3126 2606 or

For more information contact Rich Wallner at [email protected]