All posts by James Fuccione

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Social Determinants Partnership Grant Program

Age-Friendly Communities help bring together stakeholders focused on improving social determinants of health that have a significant impact on livability and population health. To that end, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is announcing the Social Determinants Partnership grant opportunity.

The Social Determinants Partnership grant program will utilize funds secured by the AGO through various health care-related settlements to invest in innovative partnerships between health care providers like hospitals and community health centers, on the one hand, and social service organizations, such as non-profit organizations or local governments on the other hand, to reduce health disparities affecting underserved communities by addressing social determinants of health. Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

“Memory Sunday” Event to Raise Dementia Awareness Among Faith Communities

The City of Boston, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH and other organizations are sponsoring the first “Memory Sunday” event in the Northeast on Sunday, June 10th.

The idea behind Memory Sunday is that every church, on the 2nd Sunday in June each year will openly address the problem of Alzheimer’s disease to increase awareness and promote existing resources.  The City of Boston and other event organizers are inviting people and  representatives of faith communities to attend this year and next year do it in their own places of worship.

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Momentum Fund Open to Advance Age- and Dementia Friendly Community Movement

With the Momentum Fund open, Tufts Health Plan Foundation continues to lead the way in supporting healthy aging with a new initiative will to advance age-friendly and dementia-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Grants of up to $10,000 will support early-stage initiatives and innovative efforts; $100,000 has been allocated for each state. Continue reading