All posts by James Fuccione

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: USDA Rural Housing Preservation Grants

The Rural Housing Preservation Grant Program provides grants to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens.  USDA will award a total of $15,888,420 in Housing Preservation Grant Program funding for the repair and rehabilitation of rural housing units.

More information is listed below and at the grant webpage on the USDA website. Continue reading

AARP Research: Embracing Friendships Across Generations

Americans are reaching across generations for meaningful friendships, a new AARP survey finds.

Although it’s most common to socialize with peers, 37% of adults say they have a close friend who is at least 15 years older or younger than they are. The connections vary somewhat by generation. Gen Xers are most likely to have a close friend from another generation, with 41% reporting having such friendships, compared to 39% of Boomers and 32% of Millennials. Continue reading

CDC: Fall Deaths Increase among U.S. Adults Aged 75 Years or Older

A letter published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that the number of fall deaths among U.S. adults aged 75 years or older almost tripled from 2000 to 2016. The study analyzed nationally representative vital statistics data and found that the rate of fall deaths increased among all age groups, but increased the most among the oldest age group. Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Opportunity: Innovation for the Well Being of Older Adults Mini-Grants

This week, Central Mass Area on Aging (CMAA) in collaboration with the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Association hosted the 21st Annual ElderCare 2019 event. As a result of their generous sponsors, CMAA is able to raise funds that are being redistributed back into the community through this Mini-Grant opportunity. CMAA plans to provide 15-20 Mini-Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000. Continue reading

Honoring Choices MA Supports Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities

More than 1,000 Honoring Choices partners and Health Care Planning Ambassadors are working in their local communities to help adults make a personal health care plan and get connected to essential care to improve healthy living.

Honoring Choices is now connecting this important work to Age- And Dementia Friendly Community efforts across Massachusetts via a new web page using Framingham as an example.

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