The state’s Complete Streets program – often cited as an example of how age-friendly communities can address their physical environments – is awarding $5.5 million to 23 communities, according to the Springfield Republican and MassLive.com. Continue reading
The City of Salem was among the first communities in the state to both join the AARP/WHO Network of Age-Friendly Communities and also come out with an action plan. The “Salem for All Ages” task force is once again showing leadership with a “Year One” report that highlights progress on the items laid out in the city’s Age-Friendly action plan. Continue reading
The last round of grants included an award to the Framingham Board of Health to co-lead an Age- and Dementia Friendly effort in that city that will bring community partners together.
Metrowest Health Foundation is a key partner for the advancement and promotion of healthy aging best practices and is represented on the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee and Advisory Council.
For more information, see the Metrowest Spring 2018 RFP.
The MIT AgeLab and AARP are accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors in New England for the 2017-2018 OMEGA scholarship meant for students who are actively working to create connections between teens and older adults in your community. Continue reading
Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.
Check out the following articles from early February on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
- Massachusetts Signs on as a Member: By doing so, it becomes the second state to enroll in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities (AARP Livable Communities Newsletter)
- The Age-Friendly City Can’t Just Be for the Wealthy (CityLab)
- Mattapoisett town officials agree to focus on senior population (Sippican Week)
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 from late January on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
- Marshall Home Fund seeks Age-Friendly Community projects (Watertown TAB)
- Brookline’s rising senior population demands housing (Brookline TAB)
- As Massachusetts joins AARP ‘Age-Friendly’ network, Dartmouth does its part (SouthCoast Today)
- Cities of the Future: Winners of the ‘Future City’ New England Regional Competition (Sun-Chronicle/Foxboro Reporter)
Governor Charlie Baker appointed an 18-member group called the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth charged with advising the Administration on future transportation needs and challenges. Transportation came up as one of the major concerns during listening session conducted by another commission appointed by Baker to address aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading