As communities continue to look at safe reopening practices during COVID-19, WalkBoston is releasing a timely pair of resources aimed at improving physical infrastructure and highlighting policies that promote age-friendly walking.
WalkBoston is represented at the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee and Advisory Council and has long been advocating for and directly improving walkability across Massachusetts.
The new fact sheets listed below offer clear examples for communities and age-friendly stakeholders on how reopening streets and public spaces can be more inclusive of older adults. They also offer great tips regardless of the pandemic that communities can look to for improving the physical environment for people of all ages.
- 8 Municipal Policies to Help Older Adults Age in Community
- 8 Infrastructure Improvements to Help Older Adults Age in Community
These resources are especially helpful for any communities interested in the current funding opportunities relative to “Shared Streets and Spaces” from MassDOT and “Streets for Recovery” from the Solomon Foundation.
Please contact MHAC if your community is interested in applying with a project that is inclusive of older adults.
Also, MHAC encourages those interested to join an upcoming webinar co-hosted by MassMobility on “Including Older Adults in transportation Planning.”