This toolkit is aimed at aligning and simplifying the frameworks of the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement.

The Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly Integration Toolkit brings together resources from the national and global Age- and Dementia friendly movements, which is intended to save both time and resources, and directs users to guidance, examples, and local case studies.

These case studies include communities that integrated both movements from the outset, but have also started with Age or Dementia Friendly and then worked to add on the other over time. This highlights the utility of this toolkit for any community interested in, or currently working on these movements regardless of where they find themselves in the process.

One of the toolkit’s centerpieces is an integrated framework from the Age-Friendly “domains” and the Dementia Friendly “sectors.” These aligned themes are then tied to resources and other guidance that may be helpful to stakeholders.