MassTrails: Applications due February 1 for Bike and Pedestrian Trail Projects Competitive Funding

The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative is supporting MassDOT in reminding the public that February 1, 2019 is the application deadline for funding from the Baker-Polito Administration’s MassTrails Program, a competitive funding program which will allow municipal and public entities to expand and connect networks of off-road, shared-use pathways and recreational trails in Massachusetts. Continue reading

Mass Municipal Association Includes ADU Bylaws in 2019 Best Practice Series

At its annual conference on January 18-19, the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) will release the fourth edition of its municipal Best Practices series.

The 2018 edition of the publication included “Age and Dementia Friendly Communities” as a best practice that cities and towns can pursue. The 2019 version includes a recommendation that communities review and update their bylaws pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).  Continue reading

Age-Friendly News Clips: November and December 2018

Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.

Check out the following articles from the last two months of 2018 (through Jan 7) on the momentum of this movement building across the state.




Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to 11 Community Organizations

Tufts Health Plan Foundation continues its commitment to healthy aging and communities with an announcement of 11 new community investments. In total, the grants exceed $1.2 million and reflect the Foundation’s dedication to advancing policies and practices that support healthy aging. These investments are in addition to more than $2 million in previously announced work. Continue reading

In Good Company Challenge Announces Winners of 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative joined a group of industry, academic and government partners affiliated with Governor Charlie Baker’s Council to Address Aging to announce the winners of the In Good Company: The 2018 Optimal Aging Challenge, a global competition designed to identify breakthrough solutions to social isolation and loneliness among older adults. Continue reading