AARP’s New “Where We Live” Publication Highlights Massachusetts Work on Age-Friendly

Jun 14, 2018

The 2018 edition of “Where We Live” has been released by AARP and the publication that features livability and Age-Friendly projects from across the country highlights some of the exciting work happening in Massachusetts.

Among the local projects and initiatives is the fact that Massachusetts is among the first in the nation to be designated as an Age-Friendly State. The Age-Friendly Boston effort led by the city’s Elderly Commission also shows up several times throughout the book.

Here is a list of some of the Massachusetts-based efforts featured in the 2018 edition:

  • Jamaica Plain Co-Housing – subsidizing the use of subway passes to discourage the use of personal vehicles.
  • The “Nesterly” home-sharing initiative in Boston
  • Boston’s Safest Driver Contest and “Vision Zero” Initiative
  • Natick Age-Friendly Trails project
  • Out4Supper – Boston’s LGBT-Friendly supper club
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s support for Age-Friendly work statewide.