The MIT AgeLab and AARP are accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors in New England for the 2017-2018 OMEGA scholarship meant for students who are actively working to create connections between teens and older adults in your community. Continue reading
The last round of grants included an award to the Framingham Board of Health to co-lead an Age- and Dementia Friendly effort in that city that will bring community partners together.
Metrowest Health Foundation is a key partner for the advancement and promotion of healthy aging best practices and is represented on the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee and Advisory Council.
For more information, see the Metrowest Spring 2018 RFP.
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 February on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
- Massachusetts Signs on as a Member: By doing so, it becomes the second state to enroll in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities (AARP Livable Communities Newsletter)
- The Age-Friendly City Can’t Just Be for the Wealthy (CityLab)
- Mattapoisett town officials agree to focus on senior population (Sippican Week)
Governor Charlie Baker appointed an 18-member group called the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth charged with advising the Administration on future transportation needs and challenges. Transportation came up as one of the major concerns during listening session conducted by another commission appointed by Baker to address aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading
The Future City annual competition for middle school students begins with the question: how can we make the world a better place? Each year, a theme provides competing students with more focused direction and for 2018, the theme is “The Age-Friendly City.”
Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles from local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.
Check out the following articles on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
- Towns, businesses urged to become dementia friendly Worcester Telegram & Gazette
- Dartmouth starts its quest to be more ‘age-friendly’ with a survey for seniors Southcoast Today
- Easthampton non-profit to lead ‘dementia-friendly Massachusetts’ initiative MassLive
- Governor Baker Declares that Massachusetts Will Become “Age-Friendly State” The Westfield News
MassHealth continues to hold public meetings to relay information about a shift to a new system of provider-led organizations called Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, which are accountable for a population, based on members who have chosen a Primary Care Clinician that is part of the ACO.