The Diverse Elders Coalition recently launched a new online survey for family caregivers in communities of color, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.
The Caregiving Community Survey is an opportunity for anyone providing care for an aging spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, other relative, neighbor, or friend to anonymously share their experiences and help the Diverse Elders Coalition develop tools and resources to better meet the needs of our communities. Continue reading
In a recent announcement, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development released a $50 million funding opportunity for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program. Continue reading
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 March to mid April 2019 on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing a one-year pilot program that will begin today, Monday, April 1, 2019, that provides financial incentives to transportation network companies (TNCs) in an effort to increase availability of wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs). During the pilot program, Uber and Lyft will receive a subsidy on a per-hour basis for every hour that wheelchair-accessible vehicles are available for use. Continue reading
Elizabeth Chen, PhD, MBA, MPH has been named Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) effective June 3, 2019. EOEA promotes independence, empowerment, and well-being of older people, individuals with disabilities, and their families in every community in the Commonwealth. Continue reading
April is Healthcare Decisions Month and Honoring Choices MA has everything you need to host your own event or make a personal health care plan! Continue reading
Through the generous sponsorship of the MIT AgeLab and AARP, OMEGA is proud to offer three $1000 college scholarships to recognize and reward the efforts that young adults are making to create multigenerational connections. Continue reading
The deadline for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program from AARP is less than a month away. Continue reading
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) passed along via their blog an opportunity from The Brookdale Foundation Group, which has issued a Request for Proposals for creating or expanding supportive services to grandparents and other relatives raising children. Continue reading