Category Archives: News and Updates

Boston AgeStrong Commission Releases ‘Bus Buddy Chronicles’ Video Series Focused on Helping Connect Older Adults and Public Transit

Boston’s AgeStrong Commission, which is leading the way on the city’s age- and dementia friendly efforts, released a video series called “Bus Buddy Chronicles,” which highlights the department’s AmeriCorps Bus Buddy Volunteer Program. The initiative pairs trained volunteers with older adults to help navigate the MBTA system. Continue reading

AARP and Institute for Local Self-Reliance Announce “Exploring Digital Equity” Fact Sheets

Created by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) with support from AARP,  the Exploring Digital Equity Fact-Sheet Series consists of six PDF briefs. The reports examine the challenges still faced by millions of people — of all ages — in need of a reliable, effective and affordable way to get online.

This will be added to MHAC’s Digital Equity Resource page with a range of reports, research and case studies on how communities and stakeholders have addressed digital equity and older adults. Continue reading

AARP Announces Updated ‘Livability Index’ for 2022

The AARP Livability Index is a signature initiative of the Public Policy Institute to measure the quality of life in American communities across multiple dimensions, including housingtransportation, neighborhood characteristics, environment, health, opportunity, and civic and social engagement.

Several Massachusetts communities, including Cambridge, Watertown and Belmont, are featured as high-scoring in different-sized cities.