As part of continuing efforts to identify transportation access, usage and disparities that impact diverse groups, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) launched a national equity, diversity and inclusion transportation survey.
The survey gauged opinions and obtain information from a representative sample of racially, ethnically and culturally diverse older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers about their experiences accessing and using local transportation options in the United States. Continue reading
Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) Municipal Engagement Initiative seeks to build support for affordable housing production in communities across the Commonwealth, which presents an opportunity for age-friendly communities or regions. Continue reading
Most older adults are not using tax-advantaged savings accounts to save for future health expenses, a new poll of people age 50 to 80 suggests, and those who do are more likely to have high incomes and education levels, and to be in good health and under Medicare eligibility age. Continue reading
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 99% of Massachusetts residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following funding opportunities that can support inclusive age-and dementia friendly community efforts. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) created a Guide To Reading A Hospital’s Community Benefits Report.
Age and dementia friendly community coalitions are among the community-based partners that can use this guide, which is valuable for mapping out common ground with a hospital’s efforts to improving social determinants of health, as a resource to better understand their local hospital’s commitments to community health priorities, and to foster more collaboration between hospitals and community-based organizations. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative invites our stakeholders to check out the following upcoming events that promote the age- and dementia friendly community movement: Continue reading
In a recent editorial in the Salem News, Mayor Kim Driscoll marked the five year anniversary of Salem’s age-friendly action plan as well as the creation of the “Salem for All Ages” initiative. Mayor Driscoll proudly marked off a list of notable accomplishments that serve as examples to other age-and dementia friendly efforts. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) continues to be committed to advancing the health and well-being of older adults through offering access to timely flexible behavioral health services. Continue reading
Following up on a successful partnership that engaged more than 1,700 older adults across the state in 2020, the “Senior Days” program that sets aside time for older adults to conduct business at their local RMV will once again host staff from aging service access points (ASAPs) to serve as resources on available services and supports. Continue reading