Governor Charlie Baker recently announced the opening of the ninth annual MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant award round. This is an opportunity for Age-Friendly communities that have identified built environment projects in their goals.
The 2019 MassWorks grant round will fund projects that empower transformative housing and development that support the long-term vitality of Massachusetts, with a particular focus on projects that enable the production of multi-family housing in mixed-use, transit-serviced districts, and projects that spur economic development in struggling communities. Continue reading
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.
This according to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) based on their Survey on Community and Society. Continue reading
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
With a new toolkit aimed at aligning and simplifying the frameworks of the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement, Massachusetts is continuing its work as a leader in promoting and supporting inclusive communities and regions that work for people of all ages and abilities. Continue reading
Boston Age Strong Commissioner Emily Shea, also a member of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee and a leader in Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts is featured in the latest AARP Livable Communities Newsletter. 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
Nearly half of adults ages 50-80 think they are likely to develop dementia sometime in their life, according to a new poll. Continue reading