Age-Friendly Communities interested in bringing intergenerational programming into senior housing now have a new toolkit from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Generations United.
The Connecting Generations in Senior Housing: A Program Implementation Toolkit was supported by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) and provides practical information, guidance, and templates to help senior housing providers, and other organizations serving older adults, implement high-quality intergenerational programs that will benefit elders and young people in their communities.
The latest newsletter from AARP Livable Communities is all about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which provide more options for housing and potential solutions for Age-Friendly Communities looking to address the “housing” domain.
Here is a list of the resources on ADUs shared by AARP and a Massachusetts-based resource from the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Continue reading
CDC released two new complimentary clinical tools to help healthcare providers reduce older adult falls. Continue reading
MassDOT is preparing the next five-year capital plan, a spending plan that will guide investments in our transportation system between 2020 and 2024. Continue reading
As part of a summit that included several state and local officials, the Age and Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative accepted Age-Friendly designation certificates from AARP and Dementia Friendly pledge acknowledgement from Dementia Friendly Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Councils on Aging.
Another milestone from the event was that the coalition led by SeniorCare, Inc also released an action plan based on surveys and community forums conducted in partnership with UMass-Boston and supported by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Continue reading
As reported in the AARP Livable Communities newsletter, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities assistance program. Despite the name, the EPA states that the opportunity is available to small towns and economically disadvantaged communities. Continue reading
Between May 6, 2019, and July 28, 2019, drivers from Boston and Metro Boston will compete for chances to win prizes from a pool of more than $25,000 and different titles, including “Boston’s Safest Driver.” Continue reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced major revisions to the Nursing Home Compare website and the Five-Star Quality Rating System. Continue reading
The City of Salem, through the Salem for All Ages initiative and in partnership with the Salem Chamber of Commerce, has become the latest Age-Friendly Community to partner with its Chamber of Commerce and local business community on an Age-Friendly Business designation or certification. Continue reading