Monthly Archives: January 2018

Boston Globe: Children of today build cities for tomorrow

The Future City annual competition for middle school students  begins with the question: how can we make the world a better place? Each year, a theme provides competing students with more focused direction and for 2018, the theme is “The Age-Friendly City.”

The Boston Globe covered the Massachusetts regional competition, which was held at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Continue reading

Age-Friendly News Clips – January 1-25

Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles from local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.

Check out the following articles on the momentum of this movement building across the state.

 

Age-Friendly Identified by Boston Globe as a Trend to Watch in 2018

As many publications do, the Boston Globe interviewed experts who could reveal some insight on what 2018 might bring for the business community regionally and nationally.

Alongside healthcare, technology and real estate predictions, the Globe story singled out the Age-Friendly Communities movement as a major trend to keep an eye on. The article makes note of how cities and towns from all across the state are taking part in the movement that focuses on improving quality of life and community livability for not only older adults, but people of all ages. Continue reading

Elder Abuse Awareness Videos Urge Involvement from Entire Community

A collaboration of the FrameWorks Institute and the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) are yielding great resources for raising awareness and combating Elder Abuse. In the process, with their latest resource, they are also explaining the benefits of Age-Friendly Communities. Continue reading

Cape Cod’s Age-Friendly Communities Featured on NPR

In December 2017 WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station, debuted a new series about aging http://www.bit.ly/2AmngU0.

On December 13, 2017 The Point broadcast with host Mindy Todd highlighted three Cape and Islands age-friendly initiatives. Guests on the program were Kathi Bailey, Director of Senior Services at the Town Of Yarmouth; Vaira Harik, Senior project manager at Barnstable County Human services; and Paddy Moore, chair of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard.

Listen to the segment here.