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COVID-19 Updates and Resources for the MHAC Network: 3/20-3/26

MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders.

These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.

Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading

AARP Creates ‘Community Connections’ Site to Help Find or Start Mutual Aid Groups

AARP has created the Community Connections website to help communities, local organizations, and volunteer groups to stay connected, share ideas, and help those most affected by the Coronavirus. Whether you want to start a group, find a group, or get assistance yourself, the AARP directory can help you connect with people in your community. Continue reading

Governor Baker Orders All Non-Essential Businesses To Cease In Person Operation, Directs DPH to Issue Stay at Home Advisory For Two Weeks

Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. These businesses are encouraged to continue operations remotely. Continue reading

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Changes To Expedite Health Care Licensing, Increase Support For Local Boards Of Health And Small Businesses

The Baker-Polito Administration announced further actions to support residents, health care providers, and small businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, including several emergency orders expediting the onboarding process of more licensed health care professionals. Continue reading

AARP Shares COVID-19 Resources, Supports Meals on Wheels America with $250,000 Gift

As part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic – including a website with helpful information for older adults – AARP announced a $250,000 donation to Meals on Wheels America to support urgently needed outreach to isolated seniors.

The gift is significant because it will allow Meals on Wheels America to boost the organizational capacity of the network to provide in-home meals to the most at-risk older population during this time of crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that older Americans are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Continue reading