Recognizing that not everyone can afford the cost of a voice or broadband connection, the Lifeline Program provides a monthly discount for eligible low-income consumers on a wireless or residential voice, broadband or voice-broadband bundled service from a certified Massachusetts Lifeline Provider.
Although there are several providers participating in the Lifeline program in Massachusetts, each eligible household can only subscribe to one Lifeline service. Consumers qualify for Lifeline by having income of 135 percent or below of the federal poverty guidelines or by participating in one of the following public assistance programs: Continue reading
COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, but one has stayed the same: Falling is NOT a normal part of aging.
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley-North Shore and the Healthy Living Center of Excellence team is coordinating state-based activities for Falls Prevention Awareness Week from Sept. 21-25 on behalf of the Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition. Continue reading
Thanks to a partnership with the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC), Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and aging service access points across the state are making resources available to older drivers renewing their licenses. Continue reading
The HomeFit Guide from AARP has been a reliable resource for age-friendly efforts in helping homeowners consider modifications that improve safety and a person’s ability to remain independent.
Now, the guide has gone through a revamp to continue supporting communities consider housing that works for people of all ages. Continue reading
Armed with a $288,000 grant from the AARP Foundation, the UMass-Boston Gerontology Institute will build on the institute’s age-friendly work, particularly the Age Friendly Boston Initiative, and its expertise in economic security issues in later life. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health needs your help supporting communities impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Join this webinar to learn how you can help disseminate a survey so that findings can be used to shine a light on where help is needed most. Continue reading
Since March, the MetroWest Health Foundation has pivoted its grantmaking and operations to support the region’s efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic. In response to community listening and engagement, the foundation is including “COVID-19 Social Isolation Among Older Adults.” Continue reading
MHAC is proud to work with Dementia Friendly leaders that will be hosting some upcoming learning opportunities on inclusive support for people living with Dementia as well as Memory Cafes. Continue reading
SAGECents, a collaboration between SAGE and LifeCents, is a digital wellness platform made specifically for LGBT elders to increase financial stability and reduce the economic stress. Continue reading