Category Archives: News and Updates

MetroWest Health Foundation Offering Grants to Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities

Following up on a round of grants in Fall 2017, the Metrowest Health Foundation is once again focusing on supporting Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities in a newly released Spring 2018 Grant RFP.

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.

Age-Friendly News Clips – February 1-15

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.

Gov. Baker Creates Commission on the ‘Future of Transportation’

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

Boston Globe: Children of today build cities for tomorrow

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.”

The Boston Globe covered the Massachusetts regional competition, which was held at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Continue reading

Age-Friendly News Clips – January 1-25

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.