Cities and towns that are in the beginning phases of the Age-Friendly Community journey now have a new resource to help gather vital feedback and input to identify strengths and areas of opportunity. Continue reading
The World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities and Grantmakers in Aging are collaborating on a competition and a call for age-friendly housing practices that can inspire action around the world by showing what can be done and how it can be done. Continue reading
If the aim of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations sounds familiar, it is because MACDC and their member Community Development Corporations across Massachusetts make excellent partners for Age-Friendly Community efforts. Continue reading
New survey results of the state’s home care workforce reveal that home care agencies, on average, are only able to retain three of the 18 workers typically hired over a three month period. Continue reading
The City of Salem was among the first communities in the state to both join the AARP/WHO Network of Age-Friendly Communities and also come out with an action plan. The “Salem for All Ages” task force is once again showing leadership with a “Year One” report that highlights progress on the items laid out in the city’s Age-Friendly action plan. Continue reading
The last round of grants included an award to the Framingham Board of Health to co-lead an Age- and Dementia Friendly effort in that city that will bring community partners together.
Metrowest Health Foundation is a key partner for the advancement and promotion of healthy aging best practices and is represented on the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee and Advisory Council.
For more information, see the Metrowest Spring 2018 RFP.
The MIT AgeLab and AARP are accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors in New England for the 2017-2018 OMEGA scholarship meant for students who are actively working to create connections between teens and older adults in your community. Continue reading
Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.
Check out the following articles from early February on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
- Massachusetts Signs on as a Member: By doing so, it becomes the second state to enroll in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities (AARP Livable Communities Newsletter)
- The Age-Friendly City Can’t Just Be for the Wealthy (CityLab)
- Mattapoisett town officials agree to focus on senior population (Sippican Week)