The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is soliciting ideas for individual community-specific projects and for multi-community projects that will commence in 2018. This presents another opportunity from the Healthy Aging Collaborative’s regional planning partners for Age-Friendly Communities where there is overlap.
Projects that serve multiple communities always receive preference; projects that advance the MetroFuture priorities of smart growth, regional collaboration, and/or advancing equity in the region, always receive preference. Continue reading
The state’s Department of Housing and Community Development manages the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI), which offers a range of services and assistance to communities seeking help on how to revitalize their downtowns.
The MDI Technical Assistance Grants are due November 9th and present an opportunity for Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities to build a more comprehensive assessment of livability through. The grant itself provides consultant services to assist a community with its downtown revitalization efforts.
Talking with your loved ones openly and honestly, before a medical crisis happens, gives everyone a shared understanding about what matters most to you at the end of life. The Conversation Project has added kits translated to Chinese to help people have that talk with loved ones and doctors.
See all the helpful guides from the Conversation Project here.
Having access to arts and cultural opportunities is an important part of communities and regions being healthy and engaging places for people of all ages. The Cultural Facilities Fund has supported 617 capital projects and 259 planning projects in 216 cities and towns across Massachusetts that have created such access. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a new “Stand STEADI” video series highlighting healthcare teams and programs that are successfully implementing fall prevention.
One of those successful programs is a great example for communities looking to become Age-Friendly.
WalkBoston is a nonprofit dedicated to improving walkability throughout Massachusetts and the events they host follow suit.
Join WalkBoston in a sidewalk scavenger hunt through downtown on Saturday, October 27th, starting at 1:00pm! Continue reading
For communities and regions looking to become Age- and Dementia Friendly, as well as their organizational partners, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative identifies and shares funding opportunities that help improve livability and well-being. Continue reading
There is just one week left to apply to be a Municipal Engagement Community through the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).
CHAPA’s Municipal Engagement Initiative seeks to build support for affordable housing production in communities across the Commonwealth and could benefit communities seeking to become Age-Friendly. Continue reading
Age- and Dementia Friendly Community coalitions are practitioners of collective impact and cultivating leaders within and among local and regional partners is critical for the success of any collective impact effort.
What can we learn from initiatives that have built leadership capacity within their backbone organizations, their partnerships, and other community stakeholders?
Join the Collective Impact Forum on July 17 from 3pm – 4pm ET for the next Collective Impact Forum Virtual Coffee, Building Leadership Capacity for Collective Impact. Continue reading
Age-Friendly Communities help bring together stakeholders focused on improving social determinants of health that have a significant impact on livability and population health. To that end, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is announcing the Social Determinants Partnership grant opportunity.
The Social Determinants Partnership grant program will utilize funds secured by the AGO through various health care-related settlements to invest in innovative partnerships between health care providers like hospitals and community health centers, on the one hand, and social service organizations, such as non-profit organizations or local governments on the other hand, to reduce health disparities affecting underserved communities by addressing social determinants of health. Continue reading