NEWS

50 Years In, the Older Americans Act is at a Turning Point

By MA Healthy Aging Collaborative Update: On July 16, 2015, the Senate passed the bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA). This is an important milestone that will help ensure the continuation of vital programs and services for older Americans and their...

Assessing the Age-Friendliness of Your Community

By Angel Bourgoin, PhD, JSI | MA Healthy Aging Collaborative website A crucial step in improving the age-friendliness of your community is to identify its current strengths and areas for improvement. Conducting a community assessment can help you to engage community...

White House Conference on Aging Hosts Regional Forum in Boston

By MA Healthy Aging Collaborative On Thursday, May 28, the 2015 White House Conference on Aging hosted its fifth and final Regional Forum in Boston, MA. Older Americans, caregivers, advocates, national and community leaders, and experts convened to discuss the key...

Member Spotlight: Tamy-Feé Meneide

Tamy-Feé Meneide serves on the Executive Task Force of the Multicultural Coalition on Aging. She recently joined the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee to help promote greater diversity and inclusion within the Healthy Aging Collaborative....

Member Spotlight: Dr. Milagros Abreu

Milagros Abreu, MD, MPH is the founder and Executive Director of the Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc. (LHIP), and serves as a Chair on the committee for diversity of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the executive committee of the Healthy Aging Collaborative....

Three New Features in the 2015 Healthy Aging Data Report

By Beth Dugan, PhD, Associate Professor of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston I was proud and excited to present the work that the research team at the Gerontology Institute of the University of...

Member Spotlight: Dr. Frank Caro

Dr. Frank Caro is co-founder of the Brookline Community Aging Network, a volunteer-driven organization with a mission to make Brookline a better place to grow old. What is the Brookline Community Aging Network? The Brookline Community Aging Network (BrooklineCAN) is a...

Nutrition for Older Adults: 5 Simple Tips for Healthier Eating

By Angel Bourgoin, PhD, Consultant, JSI March is National Nutrition Month! Healthy eating, together with physical activity, is important to leading a healthy lifestyle. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low- or non-fat dairy, and nuts can also...

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

Cross-posted from Hebrew SeniorLife By Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf, M.D., Hebrew SeniorLife February is American Heart Health month, which makes it a great time to make changes that can improve the health of your heart. As a geriatrician at Center Communities of Brookline,...