Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today it is making an additional $1 million available to efforts driven by community and to nonprofit organizations supporting older people affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Continue reading
Following a concept first announced by Stop & Shop, many other large retail and grocery chains are making similar changes that allow older adults to purchase essential goods during special hours in order to avoid crowds. Continue reading
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. Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading
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
State agencies and organizations are providing valuable information, updates and action in response to the coronavirus.
In addition to those updates from MHAC partners and organizations listed below, people can continue to visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites for updates on the coronavirus. Continue reading
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association®, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system, including the latest Alzheimer’s prevalence, incidence, mortality and costs of care data. Continue reading
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The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity, Innovations in Accessible Mobility. Grants of up to $30,000 each will be awarded to as many as 10 communities for a six-month period. Local or regional private nonprofit or government organizations that directly provide transportation services may apply. Continue reading
Everyone loves to see a beautiful park, but it turns out that nothing increases park use and
physical activity as much as programming— providing supervised activities to help people
make use of the space. The RAND Corporation and City Parks Alliance, with help from The Trust for Public Land, led a National Study of Neighborhood Parks to identify to what degree neighborhood parks in America’s cities encourage people to be physically active. Continue reading