The the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), a partnership of Easterseals, USAging and the Department of Transportation‘s Federal Transportation Administration, released a “Best Practices Compendium,” which is a compilation of the lessons learned by the 16 grant programs funded by NADTC from 2017 through 2019. Continue reading
On behalf of our partners at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and UMass-Boston’s Gerontology Institute, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network to share the following job opportunities. Continue reading
The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, & Engage (RAISE) Family Caregiving Advisory Council delivered its initial report to Congress. The culmination of a two-year, multi-faceted effort that gathered input from family caregivers across the country, the report provides an overview of many of the issues faced by family caregivers nationwide and provides recommendations for addressing them. Continue reading
According to a new study of adults age 50 and older from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and funded by The SCAN Foundation, many adults age 50 and older remain worried about infection and are more likely to practice
social distancing and to feel socially isolated. Continue reading
In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Pfizer COVID-19 Booster is now available to individuals 65 years of age and older, individuals 18-64 years of age at risk for severe COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions, and individuals 18-64 years of age who are at increased risk for COVID-19 because of occupational or institutional settings who have previously received the Pfizer vaccine.
These residents are eligible to receive their Pfizer booster shot at least 6 months after their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Continue reading
MetroBridge embeds real-world projects for municipalities and community organizations into courses at Boston University, enlisting students and faculty as allies in addressing real issues confronting our region. Age- and dementia friendly community coalitions have an opportunity to engage and receive support from BU students in their efforts.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing created a video using both audio and sign language to promote their extensive list of services and supports available to residents across the state.
This video could be beneficial for age-friendly communities looking to engage deaf and hard-of-hearing residents and further promote valuable information. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable (MDTC) is recognizing Lifeline Awareness Week by sharing important information about two federal benefit programs that are available to help keep households connected to affordable telecommunications services—the Lifeline Program and the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program. Continue reading
Released last year as an experimental data product, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) garnered so much interest among public and government agencies that the Census Bureau decided to offer it regularly — with tweaks based on user feedback — to help decision-makers plan how to best serve their community.
The Census Bureau defines “community resilience” as the capacity of individuals and households to absorb, endure, and recover from the health, social, and economic impacts of a disaster such as a hurricane or pandemic. Continue reading