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Statements on Racism and Inequity from Healthy Aging Organizations

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is proud to promote inclusive communities that support all older adults and residents of all ages.

In light of recent and ongoing racial violence as well as the protests taking place across the country and all over Massachusetts, MHAC is sharing and amplifying the following statements from national organizations involved with advocacy and support of diverse older adults.

In addition, MHAC has highlighted excerpts from these statements, but we encourage those reading to view them in their entirety at the links provided. Continue reading

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 5/29-6/4

In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page, 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.

These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.

Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading

New England Chapters of Alzheimer’s Association Collaborate on Local COVID-19 Resources, Events

The Alzheimer’s Association New England regional chapters have developed resources to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations have also included information on their advocacy efforts, and ways you can get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

COVID-19 Older Adult Response Initiative Launched by National League of Cities, AARP

The National League of Cities and AARP are working together to capture and share the ways that communities are supporting older adults in their COVID-19 response. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly in our state to share stories here. Continue reading

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 5/22-5/28

In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page, 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.

These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.

Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: Coronavirus Relief Fund, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • FY20 Coronavirus Relief Funds for Mass. Municipalities

The deadline for communities to submit applications for FY20 Coronavirus Relief Funds is Friday, June 5th. Submissions will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis and payments made on a regular basis, however cities and towns are asked to finalize the process before June 5th in order to ensure a timely distribution of funds. Continue reading