Category Archives: News and Updates

Applications Open for 2019 Housing Choice Designation

The online application is available for the 2019 round to designate Housing Choice Communities, according to the Housing Choice webpage on and the Mass. Municipal Association. This initiative presents an opportunity for communities seeking to become more Age-Friendly that identify “housing” as an area of need.

The Housing Choice Initiative assists local governments to expand housing production by providing new grants, coordinating technical assistance across various housing agencies, and promoting regulatory innovation. Continue reading

Baker Administration’s Age-Friendly Efforts Published in AARP International Journal

From his State of the Commonwealth address two years ago that recognized how Massachusetts needs to think differently about how older adults are engaged and supported, Governor Charlie Baker and his administration have proven to be leaders in promoting and supporting healthy aging.

Fresh from the recent release of the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action plan, the Governor was also featured in the AARP International Journal as a “Leader in Longevity” for a list of accomplishments guided by the Governor’s Council to Address Aging and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Continue reading

Age-Friendly News Clips: January 2019

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 January 2019 on the momentum of this movement building across the state.





Age-Friendly Massachusetts Takes Exciting Step Forward with Action Plan Announcement

Calling it a representation and natural progression of work that started more than 10 years ago, Governor Charlie Baker endorsed a letter and action plan to keep the state on the forefront of the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement.

Age-Friendly Massachusetts launches into the action planning phase with a mission to “amplify, align, and coordinate local, regional, and statewide efforts to create a welcoming and livable Commonwealth as residents grow up and grow older together.” Continue reading