Results from an independent study sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service reveal that Senior Corps volunteers are not only improving the lives of others, they are also improving their own. Continue reading
Just as the housing needs of individuals change over a lifetime unprecedented shifts in both demographics and lifestyle have fundamentally transformed our nation’s housing requirements. Continue reading
The city of Salem continues to advance its Salem for All Ages initiative with the release of their Year Two Report. The Age-Friendly leaders and various subcommittees on issues like “communication” and “housing” provide updates on the progress being made in all priority areas identified in their assessment and action plan. Continue reading
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was on a panel at the recent US Conference of Mayors in Washington DC to discuss how communities can engage older adults. The video of that discussion can be seen here: Continue reading
The 2019 Dangerous by Design report ranks states and metropolitan areas throughout the United States according to how dangerous the roadways are for pedestrians.
Published by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, with support from AARP, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the consulting firm of Nelson\Nygaard, the report’s Pedestrian Danger Index measures how dangerous it is for people to walk based on the number of people struck and killed by drivers while walking. Continue reading
The 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report has been released!
The comprehensive examination of the health of older people in the Commonwealth offers detailed profiles of every city and town, maps and other tools to understand healthy aging trends and disparities throughout the state. Prepared by a research team at the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Highlights were shared at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading
A survey of 2,000 U.S. women ages 21 to 72 offered questions on their perceptions of the way women are depicted in the media. Officially called Mirror/Mirror: AARP Survey of Women’s Reflections on Beauty, Age, and Media TM, the survey also asked how these depictions inform their self-image, lifestyle and purchasing decisions. Continue reading