The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly to consider the following funding opportunities: Continue reading
Results from a 50+ voter survey conducted by AARP reiterates a preference from caregivers and older adults to receive care at home, but also reveals an array of interesting stats like who defines themselves as family caregivers and what caregivers spend their money on for their loved ones.
The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH released their September calendar of virtual events that offer support and guidance to caregivers and people living with dementia, but those working to advance age- and dementia friendly communities may be interested to help inform action and awareness. Continue reading
Cambridge-based, tech nonprofit Housing Navigator Massachusetts, Inc. [HNMI] announced the launch of its affordable housing search tool today, the first website search tool of its kind to be offered in the state. The effort is a public private partnership announced in the fall of 2019, benefitting from the support of the state’s affordable housing funders, property owners, and housing advocates. Continue reading
Convened by the AARP Public Policy Institute, the Home Alone AllianceSM is a partnership of public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations coming together to create guidance for healthcare professionals who engage with family caregivers and tools for family caregivers providing complex care.
20 million family caregivers perform complex medical/nursing tasks- with very little guidance. The care they provide can be intense, time-consuming, and stressful. Continue reading
The Baker Administration announced affordable housing awards for 28 projects in 21 communities across the Commonwealth intended to advance the development of 1,526 new rental units, including 1,346 rental units affordable for low- and extremely low-income households.
The American Rescue Plan & Older Adults: Opportunities and Resources for Local Leaders — a free, 31-page downloadable report prepared by Funkhouser & Associates in partnership with AARP — provides an overview of the Department of Treasury’s guidance and highlights the ways local leaders can use the act to address community needs related to transit and mobility; open spaces; high-speed internet access; water, sewer and utility systems; housing and health.
In partnership with municipalities, housing authorities, nonprofits, and private entities, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is working to address issues related to the barriers to accessing and using the internet (otherwise known as the Digital Divide) within these communities.
Responses to an “Digital Navigator Program” RFI issued by MAPC will assist the regional planning agency in building capacity within local communities to support residents in improving their lives through the use of digital technology and the Internet. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities and stakeholders in the age-and dementia friendly movement to participate so that older adults are represented. Continue reading