Using Cities of Service’s citizen engagement model and experience helping mayors work with residents to solve problems, as well as AARP’s age-friendly-communities model and experience working with communities and volunteers, this free booklet offers examples of effective strategies, initiatives and programs employed by mayors in towns and cities throughout the United States. Continue reading
Americans who live in closer proximity to community parks, libraries, restaurants, and theaters are more content with their neighborhood, more trusting of others, and less lonely regardless of whether they live in large cities, suburbs, or small cities or towns.
Fresh off the announcement of a new toolkit geared towards helping communities and stakeholders integrate Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts, the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Dementia Friendly Massachusetts will be hosting a series of meetings across the state focused on supporting that integration. Continue reading
More than 1 in 3 adults enrolled in MassHealth are seniors or eligible on the basis of a disability, according to a new report called “Faces of MassHealth: Portrait of a Diverse Population.” Continue reading
An accurate count on the Decennial Census will be essential in the work of Age and Dementia Friendly Communities statewide, among so many other funding and policy priorities. Continue reading
A new report provides improved perspective and data on the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of Greater Boston, which is especially important as communities in that region work to create inclusive Age- and Dementia Friendly environments. Continue reading
Age-Friendly Communities interested in bringing intergenerational programming into senior housing now have a new toolkit from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Generations United.
The Connecting Generations in Senior Housing: A Program Implementation Toolkit was supported by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) and provides practical information, guidance, and templates to help senior housing providers, and other organizations serving older adults, implement high-quality intergenerational programs that will benefit elders and young people in their communities.