The FrameWorks Institute conducted a national multiyear project with leading aging organizations to identify the way members of the public think and talk about aging.
Join the American Society on Aging (ASA) on Thursday, August 16th as they continue the exploration of the Reframing Aging Project and take a deeper review of the evidence-based strategies developed from this research for communicating more effectively about aging-related issues. Learn how to frame your messages and what cues to avoid to help people think more like experts do about ageism, demographic change, elder abuse and other policy issues. Continue reading
Along with Montana Democrat Governor Steve Bullock, Governor Charlie Baker co-authored an opinion-editorial in Newsweek urging both sides of the aisle to come together to support the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256). Continue reading
The Kresge Foundation is offering a funding opportunity that aims to support innovative, multi-sector solutions to housing instability, generated by community residents, that improve housing affordability and quality through policy and practice changes. Continue reading
Three projects in Massachusetts – Old Colony YMCA, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell – were awarded grants from the national AARP Community Challenge. In its second year, AARP received more than 1,600 applications from nonprofits and government entities from across the country, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. Continue reading
U.S. Senate Aging Committee Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA) applauded the signing of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091), legislation they authored that will create a one-stop-shop of resources to support grandparents raising grandchildren. U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced companion legislation in the House. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following jobs from our partners at the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, AARP Massachusetts and Jewish Family & Children’s Services. Continue reading
A global innovation challenge for the improvement of well-being in aging populations was announced today by a group of industry, academic and government partners affiliated with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Council to Address Aging.
The In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge seeks to develop breakthrough technologies, community resources and solutions that reduce social isolation and loneliness among older adults. Continue reading
The fifth workbook in AARP’s Roadmap to Livability Series is aimed strengthening the “healthcare and community supports” part of age-friendly assessments and action plans. 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 July on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly launched their Age and Dementia-Friendly Business designation, a new pilot program that encourages local businesses to make their spaces and services more inclusive for people of all ages. Today’s announcement was held at Local 338 Bagels and Coffee in West Roxbury, one of nine organizations that received the designation today, which includes certificates and decals to mark their business as Age and Dementia-Friendly. Continue reading