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

Updates and Info from Organizations, State Agencies Aid Coronavirus Response

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 Association Shares Latest Data on Prevalence and Cost

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

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

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

8-80 Cities Shares National Study of What Makes Successful Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds

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