Results from an independent study sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service reveal that Senior Corps volunteers are not only improving the lives of others, they are also improving their own. Continue reading
AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. Continue reading
The online application is available for the 2019 round to designate Housing Choice Communities, according to the Housing Choice webpage on Mass.gov and the Mass. Municipal Association. This initiative presents an opportunity for communities seeking to become more Age-Friendly that identify “housing” as an area of need.
The Housing Choice Initiative assists local governments to expand housing production by providing new grants, coordinating technical assistance across various housing agencies, and promoting regulatory innovation. Continue reading
The Trailblazer in Aging Awards presented by the National Council on Aging (NCOA)recognize the unique contributions and leadership of individuals and organizations working to empower every person to age well. The Awards honor those committed to ensuring that each of us is able to age with our best possible health and economic security. Continue reading
From his State of the Commonwealth address two years ago that recognized how Massachusetts needs to think differently about how older adults are engaged and supported, Governor Charlie Baker and his administration have proven to be leaders in promoting and supporting healthy aging.
Fresh from the recent release of the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action plan, the Governor was also featured in the AARP International Journal as a “Leader in Longevity” for a list of accomplishments guided by the Governor’s Council to Address Aging and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Continue reading
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 January 2019 on the momentum of this movement building across the state.
- Part of an age-friendly city: advocacy training for elders (Bay State Banner)
- Colleges are making dramatic changes to attract older students (Considerable)
- Successful Aging on Martha’s Vineyard (Martha’s Vineyard Times)
- Mayor Walsh Announces the Launch of the Age Strong Commission (Sampan)
- Rezoning for housing is center of Belmont planning board discussion (Belmont Citizen-Herald/Wicked Local)
- The Quest for the Multigenerational City (CityLab)
- Marshall Home Fund Seeks Age-Friendly Projects (Watertown TAB/Wicked Local)
- Growing old in Harvard: As senior population continues to rise, how will Harvard respond? (Harvard Press)
- Age-Friendly Harvard (Harvard Press)
- CCRC Lasell Village Helps Propel Age-Friendly University Movement (Senior Housing News)
- Our Opinion: Rural communities need more transportation help (The Berkshire Eagle)
Just as the housing needs of individuals change over a lifetime unprecedented shifts in both demographics and lifestyle have fundamentally transformed our nation’s housing requirements. Continue reading