The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) and it’s statewide network compiled policies, programs and examples from our collective age- and dementia friendly efforts for a letter being submitted to the incoming Governor’s administration of Maura Healey and Kim Driscoll.
The newly elected administration assembled several transition committees focused on different topic areas such as housing, transportation and “safe and healthy communities for all ages.” MHAC’s letter organized its input under each Transition Committee topic area.
Based off feedback gained at a recent meeting of the MHAC Advisory Council and Statewide Network, MHAC was able to list a range of suggestions – most with current and successful examples of what is working in communities to support older adults. The letter, in summary, represents a rough blueprint of how the new administration can carry the work forward to continue supporting healthy aging for all.
MHAC encourages those in our network to use the new administration’s online form for idea-sharing to amplify the comments of the Collaborative – and to submit additional ideas that help strengthen inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities and the statewide initiative.