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. Continue reading
Boston Seniority magazine featured a success story from Nesterly, an intergenerational homeshare program that connects hosts who have spare space in their home with
people who are seeking a place to stay for longer than one month. Tenants can
also exchange help around the house for lower rent. Continue reading
Using lessons and examples from across the country, the John A. Hartford Foundation published a newsletter article on “Collaborating to Make Public Health Age-Friendly.” Continue reading
One of the many special aspects of memory cafés is that they provide a way for friends to spend time together. Continue reading
AARP is reporting on the Internal Revenue Service’s new “U.S. Tax Return for Seniors,” which could make filing season a bit less taxing for eligible older taxpayers. Continue reading
A new volunteering platform is launching in Greater Boston to provide another avenue for prospective volunteers to connect with organizations that need their help.
Connect for Good is free to both volunteers and nonprofits and is designed to provide users with a variety of intuitive entry points to discover nonprofit organizations that match the causes and types of activities they want to pursue. Continue reading
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Trailblazer in Aging Awards. There are several award categories listed below.
Last year’s winners included the Healthy Living Center of Excellence (HLCE) in the “innovator” category. HLCE is a member of MHAC’s Executive Committee and was awarded for its work integrating community services into the health care delivery system with evidenced-based programs across Massachusetts. Continue reading
Informal, unpaid caregivers provide important support to family members, friends, and the health care system and might compromise their own health to provide this support. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled caregiving a public health issue of increasing importance and recently released data on the self-reported health status of informal unpaid caregivers. Continue reading