MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders.
These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.
Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading
AARP has created the Community Connections website to help communities, local organizations, and volunteer groups to stay connected, share ideas, and help those most affected by the Coronavirus. Whether you want to start a group, find a group, or get assistance yourself, the AARP directory can help you connect with people in your community. Continue reading
AARP Massachusetts has announced that, due to the evolving Coronavirus situation, the Community Challenge application deadline is being extended to May 15, 11:59 pm ET Continue reading
Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. Continue reading
The Baker-Polito Administration announced further actions to support residents, health care providers, and small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, including several emergency orders expediting the onboarding process of more licensed health care professionals. Continue reading
In the fifth annual Navigator Awards, Route Fifty – an organization connecting people and ideas that advance local government across the country – will honor individuals and teams who work in or with state, county and municipal governments in the United States. Continue reading
Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is making an additional $1 million available to efforts driven by community and to nonprofit organizations supporting older people affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Continue reading
Following a concept first announced by Stop & Shop, many other large retail and grocery chains are making similar changes that allow older adults to purchase essential goods during special hours in order to avoid crowds. Continue reading
MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders. Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading
As part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic – including a website with helpful information for older adults – AARP announced a $250,000 donation to Meals on Wheels America to support urgently needed outreach to isolated seniors.
The gift is significant because it will allow Meals on Wheels America to boost the organizational capacity of the network to provide in-home meals to the most at-risk older population during this time of crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that older Americans are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Continue reading