Category Archives: Programs

Free Training Offered on Running Local CarFit Events

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

Report: Growing Assistive Technology Awareness through State Programs, Partnerships, and Innovation

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

BU MetroBridge Program Accepting Community-Based Project Ideas for Spring Semester

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