Monthly Archives: February 2018

Salem for All Ages Releases ‘Year One’ Report

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

MetroWest Health Foundation Offering Grants to Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities

Following up on a round of grants in Fall 2017, the Metrowest Health Foundation is once again focusing on supporting Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities in a newly released Spring 2018 Grant RFP.

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.

Age-Friendly News Clips – February 1-15

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.

Age-Friendly News Clips – January 25-31

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.

 

Gov. Baker Creates Commission on the ‘Future of Transportation’

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