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Why a Boston Suburb Combined Its High School and Senior Center

Cross-posted from CityLab By Amy Crawford “You’ll have to excuse us, because we’re about to serve lunch, and it’s total chaos,” says Marilyn Hurwitz, striding through the busy lobby of the Swampscott Senior Center toward a multipurpose room where some three dozen...

Member Spotlight: Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, LGBT Aging Project

Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, serves as the Director of the LGBT Aging Project.  Read her full bio here. What is the LGBT Aging Project? We work to ensure that LGBT older adults and caregivers In Massachusetts have equal access to resources, services, and programs. When we...

Why Are There So Few Age-Friendly Cities?

Cross-posted from NextAvenue By: Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Money & Work Editor I recently participated in the Age Boom Academy program, Global Aging: Danger Ahead? run by Columbia University’s Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center. While there, I heard a lot...

How Community-Based Organizations Can Support Value-Driven Health Care

Cross-posted from HealthAffairsBlog By Anand Parekh, MD, MPH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Schreiber, MD, Hebrew SeniorLife As our health care system transforms more quickly than ever from paying for volume to paying for value, providers...

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....