WalkBoston is a nonprofit dedicated to improving walkability throughout Massachusetts and the events they host follow suit.
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
This June, the Alzheimer’s Association is working hard to promote Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This year their focus is highlighting the critical importance of early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading
With the Momentum Fund open, Tufts Health Plan Foundation continues to lead the way in supporting healthy aging with a new initiative will to advance age-friendly and dementia-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Grants of up to $10,000 will support early-stage initiatives and innovative efforts; $100,000 has been allocated for each state. Continue reading
The Healthy Aging Collaborative joins the Administration on Aging, the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs and many organizations from across Massachusetts and the country in celebrating May as Older Americans Month.
The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.
Here are some links where AoA and other organizations are providing resources and materials in recognition of Older Americans Month to help promote wellness and awareness of issues facing older adults:
Recognizing that it takes time to build great communities, but also that quick action can spark longer-term progress, AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents.
In 2017, the AARP Community Challenge awarded 88 grants, including several in Massachusetts.
- March 21: Launch of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge
- May 16: Applications are due by 5 pm ET
- June 25: Winning applicants will be notified by email by this date
- November 5: All projects must be completed
- December 3: After Action Reports due
Grant applications must be submitted online by using the link below.
However, we recommend that you first watch this short video, read all of the information noted below and download the following PDF attachments, especially the application questionnaire, which is provided so you can prepare your answers offline and then copy and paste your text into our web-based application.
- About the AARP Community Challenge
- AARP Community Challenge Flyer
- Sample Application Questionnaire
- Sample Application Language
- Sample After Action Report for Winning Grantees
- Inspiring Examples From 2017 (online article)
When you’re ready to complete the online application APPLY HERE
Questions can be emailed to CommunityChallenge@AARP.org
AARP is currently offering a prime opportunity for cities and towns seeking to kick-start or strengthen age-friendly efforts in the form of of Community Challenge grants to communities around the country.
The grants are aimed at funding projects that improve livability for all residents. Applications are due June 30, 2017 and all projects must be completed by November 1, 2017. You can find details here as well as in the attached Challenge Announcement document. I’ve also attached a samples of: the application (attachment A), the required After Action report (attachment B), and a list of project examples (attachment C). Submit your application today through AARP.org/CommunityChallenge. Continue reading