The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report is designed to help residents, agencies, providers and governments understand the older adults who live in their cities and towns – their ages, living arrangements, health status, strengths and vulnerabilities. The report was first released in January 2014 and updated in March 2015 and most recently in December 2018.
The 2018 report includes 379 Community Profiles: 351 for each of the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns plus neighborhoods in Boston, Springfield, and Worcester. Each Community Profile includes 179 indicators of individual and community health listed alongside state averages, allowing for a comparison of how a town is doing relative to the rest of the state by each variable.
The report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation with research led by the Gerontology Institute of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.