New estimates from the 2020 Elder Index, developed by UMass-Boston’s Gerontology Institute, illustrate the elevated risk of economic insecurity experienced by older women, especially those living alone. Continue reading
At a time of increasing interest in walking and bicycling for transportation and recreational purposes, improving safety, access, and comfort for these modes on the parkways of metro Boston represents an opportunity to dramatically expand the regional greenway network. Continue reading
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Data Summit Series, designed for the novice data user, will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to assist organizations and businesses identify data-driven solutions to challenges. Communities working to become age and dementia friendly may find an upcoming data summit useful. Continue reading
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) released a publication called “Assisting Passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” which provides information, tips and resources for bus operators assisting passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
This resource is useful for any age-and dementia friendly community working with regional transit authorities or other local bus or van operators.
Check out the funding opportunities available to help create inclusive communities for people of all ages: Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative invites you to check out the following upcoming events and trainings that help promote inclusive age-and dementia friendly communities. Continue reading
U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind national hotline to connect people with disabilities to information and services to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines. Continue reading
As many older adults get back to normal life across the United States thanks to high rates of vaccination and lower COVID-19 activity, a new poll suggests many should watch their alcohol intake. Continue reading
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the release of the year two progress report for ReiMAgine Aging, the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan which serves as the state’s multiyear plan to make the Commonwealth more age- and dementia-friendly. Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Elizabeth Chen submitted the report at a virtual event to AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa with communities and organizations engaged in the age- and dementia-friendly movement in attendance. Continue reading