Monthly Archives: June 2021

Baker Administratio’s $2.655 Billion FY22 Capital Plan Supports Many Age-Friendly Programs

The Baker Administration recently announced its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Capital Plan, a $2.655 billion plan that makes substantial investments in critical priorities including housing, transportation, climate resiliency, health and human services, and education to promote economic growth and opportunity.

Much of these investments will help communities become more age-friendly, including a continuation of the MassDOT Shared Streets and Spaces program, Complete Streets, and support for affordable housing. Continue reading

AARP Promotes Active People, Healthy Nation Campaign from the CDC

Active People, Healthy NationSM is a national initiative led by CDC to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. Increased physical activity can improve health, quality of life, and reduce health care costs.

These improvements can help reduce the risk of at least 20 chronic diseases and conditions and provide effective treatment for many of these conditions. Other potential benefits include better school performance and improved military readiness. Building active and walkable communities can help support local economies, result in less air pollution, and create more cohesive communities. Continue reading

MassDOT Releases Update to State’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan

As members of the state’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Board (MABPAB), the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative along with our partners at WalkBoston had an opportunity to provide initial input to an update to MassDOT’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Plan.

The Bicycle Transportation Plan and Pedestrian Transportation Plan explain how Massachusetts will work to increase the percentage of everyday trips made by biking and walking, while working to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries at the same time. Continue reading