Following strong feedback from their age- and dementia friendly needs assessment survey that 97% of their 2,500 survey respondents wish to remain at home as they age, Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard was able to create a pilot program to support home modifications. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative invites our stakeholders to check out the following upcoming events that promote the age- and dementia friendly community movement: Continue reading
The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH announced a schedule of upcoming virtual education opportunities for caregivers and professionals. Continue reading
Aging services staff and volunteers are invited to get involved in CarFit, a joint initiative of AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association to promote older driver safety and mobility by assisting drivers in understanding how they fit in their vehicles and making adjustments to improve comfort and safety. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased to promote the following upcoming events and opportunities to help create inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative launched ‘Equity in Aging‘ in a kickoff webinar that featured resources and along with age- and dementia friendly community-based work addressing disparities for diverse older adults. Continue reading
Building partnerships through collaboration between assistive technology programs and long-term services and supports (LTSS) agencies is one way to expand awareness and facilitate access to AT devices and services.
The AARP Public Policy Institute produced a report in collaboration with the Administration on Community Living and State Assistive Technology Act programs on assistive technology (AT) program partnerships and innovations in states. The report provides valuable information and ideas on partnerships that can improve quality of life for those using assistive technology. Continue reading
Organizations and communities in the MHAC network have a range of virtual programs to support people living with dementia and their caregivers during the holiday season. Continue reading
The MetroBridge program, which takes a new approach to embedding real-world projects for local government into courses across Boston University, is accepting proposal ideas for the upcoming Spring semester.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities seeking to become more age- and dementia friendly to apply to the program for support on assessment and action planning. Continue reading