Monthly Archives: August 2018

Aging and Caregiving ‘Digital Health Reverse Pitch’ Event Opens Registration

Following on last year’s successful event, the Aging and Caregiving Digital Health Reverse Pitch event will connect entrepreneurs and aging services providers to address pressing problems in caregiving.

At this event, key players in the aging services sector will discuss their view of the problems, how they’ve approached them, and opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators to design technologies to help family caregivers, professional caregivers, agencies, and others in senior care. Continue reading

City of Salem Completes Shuttle Feasibility Study

The Friends of the Salem Council on Aging, the City of Salem and its consultant, TransAction Associates, have completed a feasibility study of an intra-city shuttle. The concept of a shuttle is an important action step in the implementation of the City’s landmark Salem For All Ages Action Plan. The study was funded by a Tufts Health Plan Foundation grant that was awarded to the Friends of the Salem Council on Aging. A working group of over twenty stakeholders helped guide the study. Continue reading

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley Recognized by as an Age-Friendly Employer

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley has earned the special distinction of being certified as an Age Friendly Employer for 2018.  The Research Group at carefully reviewed the polices, practices and programs of  Elder Services, finding them consistent with the employment needs of people age 50 and older.

“Our Certification indicates an employer’s recognition of the unique value of age 50+ workers as well as their commitment to take affirmative action in providing meaningful employment, development opportunities and competitive pay and benefits,” says Camille Grabowski, Director of Research & Certification for  The certification program has been recognized by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and AARP. Continue reading

Gov. Baker Signs Nation-Leading Law to Strengthen Alzheimer’s, Dementia Treatment

Governor Baker was joined by members of the Administration, Legislature and healthy aging community today at the ceremonial signing of H.4116 An Act relative to Alzheimer’s and related dementias in the Commonwealth during an event at the Alzheimer’s Association in Waltham. Continue reading

CHAPA Seeking New Communities for Municipal Engagement Initiative – Deadline August 20th

There is just one week left to apply to be a Municipal Engagement Community through the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).

CHAPA’s Municipal Engagement Initiative seeks to build support for affordable housing production in communities across the Commonwealth and could benefit communities seeking to become Age-Friendly. Continue reading

AARP Massachusetts Announces Age Friendly Mini-Grant Awardees

AARP Massachusetts announced the awardees for its 2018 Age Friendly Mini-Grants program.  Seven winners across the state were awarded grants for age-friendly projects, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages.

Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 30, 2018, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes: Continue reading