Calling it a representation and natural progression of work that started more than 10 years ago, Governor Charlie Baker endorsed a letter and action plan to keep the state on the forefront of the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement.
Age-Friendly Massachusetts launches into the action planning phase with a mission to “amplify, align, and coordinate local, regional, and statewide efforts to create a welcoming and livable Commonwealth as residents grow up and grow older together.” Continue reading
The city of Salem continues to advance its Salem for All Ages initiative with the release of their Year Two Report. The Age-Friendly leaders and various subcommittees on issues like “communication” and “housing” provide updates on the progress being made in all priority areas identified in their assessment and action plan. Continue reading
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was on a panel at the recent US Conference of Mayors in Washington DC to discuss how communities can engage older adults. The video of that discussion can be seen here: Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to pass along the following job opportunities and does so periodically, by request. Continue reading
MassDOT is reminding the public that February 1, 2019 is the application deadline for funding from the Baker-Polito Administration’s MassTrails Program, a competitive funding program which will allow municipal and public entities to expand and connect networks of off-road, shared-use pathways and recreational trails in Massachusetts.
The 2019 Dangerous by Design report ranks states and metropolitan areas throughout the United States according to how dangerous the roadways are for pedestrians.
Published by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, with support from AARP, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the consulting firm of Nelson\Nygaard, the report’s Pedestrian Danger Index measures how dangerous it is for people to walk based on the number of people struck and killed by drivers while walking. Continue reading
Commonwealth Magazine featured an opinion piece by President and CEO of 2Life Communities and MHAC Executive Committee Member Amy Schectman on how “aging in community” is preferable to “aging in place. Continue reading
Age-Friendly Universities (AFU) are an opportunity to address ageism by making campuses more inclusive of older adults and offering mentoring that benefits young and old, but the designation also provides a chance to collaborate with communities seeking to become Age-Friendly themselves. Continue reading
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the Age Strong Commission, formerly known as the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, at his annual State of the City address. The new name reflects the City’s efforts to make Boston inclusive, accessible and positive for people as they age. Continue reading
In the final installment of AARP’s “Roadmap to Livability” workbook series, the focus is on helping communities thrive through economic development. Continue reading