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October 2017
Supporting Age-Friendly Efforts at the State/Regional Level (Archived Webinar)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, webinar
Format: Website

This webinar was first in the series from Grantmakers in Aging designed to encourage greater philanthropic engagement in age-friendly efforts across the country. This installment features two age-friendly initiatives underway in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Presenters: Kelly Laflamme, Program Director, Endowment for Health, Concord, New Hampshire; James Fuccione, Senior Director, MHAC.

August 2017
Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders
Tags: opioids, rural
Format: PDF, Report

This 2017 report on the opioid crisis in rural America from Grantmakers in Aging highlights the needs and concerns of older adults, and describes programs, partnerships, policy recommendations, and scientific and medical responses that governments, communities, nonprofits, and philanthropies can support and expand.

January 2017
Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Dementia-Friendly
Format: Website

The Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative (DMFI) is a whole-community response to creating dementia friendly communities. Dementia friendly communities are safe, informed, and respectful and engage all members of the community to meet the needs of the growing number of people living with dementia to remain part of the fabric of our vibrant community life. The DMFI is convened by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and many partner organizations.

October 2016
Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Tags: aging in place
Format: Website

This resource is a comprehensive guide to legal planning for dementia and alzheimer’s patients and their families

October 2016
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Tags: assisted living
Format: Website

This resource provides tips for choosing an assisted living facility and making the transition.

October 2016
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (and Leader Guide)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Website

The AARP walk audit provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more.

September 2016
Berkshire County Residential Aging in Place Workbook
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, aging in place, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

This workbook is intended as a tool and resource to empower homeowners to identify, plan, and implement home renovations to allow them to age safely, independently, and comfortably in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Source: www.berkshireplanning.org

July 2016
Health Benefits of Swimming for All
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fall Prevention, Physical Activity
Format: Website

This resource provides information on the health benefits of swimming for people of all ages. It also shares the benefits of swimming for those with arthritis, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

June 2016
Age-Friendly Boston: Assessing need and charting a course of action
Tags: None
Format: PDF

The Age-Friendly Boston iinitiative challenges the city’s public agencies, community groups, businesses, cultural, educational and religious institutions to consider how changes to policy and practice can enhance the quality of life for Boston’s aging residents. This report focuses on Boston residents’ feedback on growing older in Boston and shares the results of a 12 month needs assessment addressing the age-friendliness of Boston.

Source: Age-Friendly Boston

May 2016
Brookline Age-Friendly City Program Biannual Report: 2014-2015
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This document provides an update on the second and third years of the Brookline (MA) Age-Friendly City initiative.