Category Archives: Programs

CHAPA Seeking New Communities for Municipal Engagement Initiative – Deadline August 20th

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

Webinar: Building Leadership Capacity for Collective Impact

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 Funding Alert: Social Determinants Partnership Grant Program

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

Momentum Fund Open to Advance Age- and Dementia Friendly Community Movement

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

Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

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:

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AARP Revives Community Challenge Grant Program

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.

2018 TIMELINE

  • 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.

When you’re ready to complete the online application APPLY HERE

Questions can be emailed to CommunityChallenge@AARP.org


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AARP Announces National Community Challenge Grant Program

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