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Toolkit for Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing Released by LTSS Center @UMass Boston

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.

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AARP Livable Communities Newsletter Highlights Resources on Accessory Dwelling Units

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

Age and Dementia Friendly Cape Ann Announces Action Plan

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