Monthly Archives: December 2018

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to 11 Community Organizations

Tufts Health Plan Foundation continues its commitment to healthy aging and communities with an announcement of 11 new community investments. In total, the grants exceed $1.2 million and reflect the Foundation’s dedication to advancing policies and practices that support healthy aging. These investments are in addition to more than $2 million in previously announced work. Continue reading

In Good Company Challenge Announces Winners of 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative joined a group of industry, academic and government partners affiliated with Governor Charlie Baker’s Council to Address Aging to announce the winners of the In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge, a global competition designed to identify breakthrough solutions to social isolation and loneliness among older adults. Continue reading

New Report Highlights Factors that Influence Healthy Aging in Massachusetts

The 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report has been released!

The comprehensive examination of the health of older people in the Commonwealth offers detailed profiles of every city and town, maps and other tools to understand healthy aging trends and disparities throughout the state. Prepared by a research team at the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Highlights were shared at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading

Baker-Polito Administration Funds Aging Innovation Hub in Cambridge

During recent event at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Square, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded a $100,000 grant providing seed funding for AGENCY, a new coworking innovation hub for collective impact where entrepreneurs, enterprises, elders, and experts can work side-by-side to explore and apply ideas for aging populations around the globe.

AGENCY forms a crossroads where innovators in all sectors with aging and longevity as a lens will be able to meet, host events, engage the healthcare community in Greater Boston, turn their ideas into commercial successes, and grow their companies (http://cic.com/agency). Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MAPC Technical Assistance Program

The Healthy Aging Collaborative previously shared an opportunity from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to provide technical assistance that enables and assists municipalities in implementing projects that are beneficial to the community.

MAPC  will issue a new Call for Project Concepts in the next two weeks. Keep an eye on this webpage and MAPC’s social media accounts to learn more. Municipalities may submit concepts for individual community-specific projects and for multi-community projects. Continue reading

Controversial ‘Public Charge’ Proposed Rule Draws Comments from State Officials, Orgs

A controversial proposed rule submitted on October 10 by the Trump administration – via draft regulation changes under the Department of Homeland Security –  sought to amend “public charge” policies that determine how the use of public benefits impact a person’s ability to obtain legal permanent resident status in the US. Continue reading