Monthly Archives: July 2020

Year-One Age-Friendly State Progress Report Submitted to AARP

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), on behalf of a team that includes the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative, submitted to AARP Massachusetts the Commonwealth’s Age- and Dementia-Friendly Year One Progress Report detailing the tremendous work of so many communities and organizations throughout Massachusetts. Continue reading

AARP and Main Street America Launch Series on ‘Open Streets’ Programs

In partnership with the AARP Livable Communities Team, Main Street America is launching a series of briefs to explore the benefits of open streets programs, outline a set of priorities local leaders should consider when implementing these initiatives, and provide examples of open streets projects in two Main Street communities. Continue reading

Community Care Corps 23 Grant Awards Include Berkshire-based organization

Community Care Corps is announcing the grantees of a new and unprecedented program to help older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers. This momentous leap forward will help countless people and will have a lasting impact not just on the families and individuals served, but also on those who serve their community as volunteers. Continue reading

MassDOT Announces “Shared Streets and Spaces” Funding Recipients

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that six municipalities are receiving funding totaling more than $288,000 in the third round of funding in the Baker-Polito Administration’s Shared Streets & Spaces Program.

The program to date has given out a total amount of more than $1.7 million to 22 municipalities, of which 73% are Environmental Justice communities. Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Tufts Health Plan Foundation Redirects Momentum Fund to Support Communities During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic will continue to affect communities beyond the initial crisis phase. Stakeholders from communities across the region already have begun to consider challenges and opportunities that will accompany the recovery phase.

To give communities additional resources in this critical time, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation board voted to direct 2020 Momentum Fund mini-grants to support community resilience, retooling and rebuilding in response to COVID-19. Continue reading

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 7/17-7/23

In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page, 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

ACL Releases ‘Profile of Older Americans’ Data Report

The Administration on Community Living (ACL) released the latest Profile of Older Americans, which is an annual summary of the available statistics related to the older population in the United States. Principal sources of data are the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue reading

New WalkBoston Guides Offer Infrastructure Improvements and Policies to Promote Age-Friendly Walking

As communities continue to look at safe reopening practices during COVID-19, WalkBoston is releasing a timely pair of resources aimed at improving physical infrastructure and highlighting policies that promote age-friendly walking. Continue reading