Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.
Check out the following articles from early July on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly launched their Age and Dementia-Friendly Business designation, a new pilot program that encourages local businesses to make their spaces and services more inclusive for people of all ages. Today’s announcement was held at Local 338 Bagels and Coffee in West Roxbury, one of nine organizations that received the designation today, which includes certificates and decals to mark their business as Age and Dementia-Friendly. Continue reading
The Home Care Aide Council announces an opportunity for an energetic, driven leader to support the legislative and policy initiatives of the organization. The Executive Director drives the organization’s vision, while meeting the expectations of our membership and serving as the voice for home care aide services in Massachusetts. Continue reading
Please join the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in a set of presentations and a discussion related to how Age and Dementia Friendly communities can work together with Villages and other At-Home Associations. Continue reading
As a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury in the U.S. and Massachusetts, falls remain an area of focus for the healthy aging community in terms of prevention and reducing health care costs. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently issued a Data Brief to update data on fatal and nonfatal fall-related injuries. Continue reading
Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) Project Manager (PM) for the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts’ (DFM) Initiative. Continue reading
Central Boston Elder Services, Inc. (CBES), a leading non-profit provider of services for elders in the Boston area, seeks an innovative and inspirational leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). One of the state’s largest elder care organizations, CBES provides high quality, responsive, and supportive services and programs to the elderly and the disabled in need of health and human services. Continue reading
AARP continues to roll out new and updated resources to assist communities in becoming more age-friendly. The 2018 Livability Index is the latest tool that provides cities and towns with a “livability score” based on a variety of data points. Continue reading
With the support of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, UMass-Boston’s Gerontology Institute created a study of transportation options for older adults across Massachusetts, which will serve as a critical tool for aiding communities seeking to become Age- and Dementia Friendly.
This work was done to support the Governor’s Council to Address Aging and specifically a subcommittee of that group charged with bringing recommendations on transportation. Continue reading
Age- and Dementia Friendly Community coalitions are practitioners of collective impact and cultivating leaders within and among local and regional partners is critical for the success of any collective impact effort.
What can we learn from initiatives that have built leadership capacity within their backbone organizations, their partnerships, and other community stakeholders?
Join the Collective Impact Forum on July 17 from 3pm – 4pm ET for the next Collective Impact Forum Virtual Coffee, Building Leadership Capacity for Collective Impact. Continue reading