Conversation with Carmel Roques, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging

Conversation with Carmel Roques, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging

Monday, December 18, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join Cabinet Secretary Carmel Roques and her team from the Maryland Department of Aging (MDA) to discuss informally how Maryland Philanthropy Network can join the growing “multisolver” movement working together across sectors to address multiple problems through investment.

MDA is leading a new initiative, Longevity Ready Maryland, a forward-thinking strategic planning process that will guide and align public, private, and philanthropic cross-sector partnerships and investments to accelerate positive, long-term systems change for Marylanders of all ages. Longevity Ready Maryland is focused on addressing key priority issues such as ending childhood poverty, connecting people to jobs, developing world-class health systems, reducing community violence, increasing affordable housing options, and strengthening our economy so that all of Maryland thrives. Longevity Ready Maryland is a whole of government approach tackling real life problems that are interconnected and intersect across ages, populations, and communities.

MDA’s Multisector Plan for Aging Value Statement:

“Living to be 100 will be common for those born in Maryland today. If not planned accordingly, government and other institutions will be unprepared with dated economic policies and social and cultural norms. Marylanders deserve a future where all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, can enjoy the benefits of a healthier lifespan in their communities of choice with a sense of belonging, purpose, and worth.”

This hybrid meeting is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only. In person attendance is encouraged and lunch will be served.