Age-Friendly News Clips: Early June, 2018

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 early June on the momentum of this movement building across the state. 

Age-Friendly News Clips: May 2018 (Vol. 2)

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 late May on the momentum of this movement building across the state.

Momentum Fund Open to Advance Age- and Dementia Friendly Community Movement

With the Momentum Fund open, Tufts Health Plan Foundation continues to lead the way in supporting healthy aging with a new initiative will to advance age-friendly and dementia-friendly work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Grants of up to $10,000 will support early-stage initiatives and innovative efforts; $100,000 has been allocated for each state.

Governor’s Housing Choice Designation Awarded to 67 Communities

The Baker-Polito Administration announced two milestones for communities in Massachusetts under their Housing Choice Initiative, a comprehensive new effort to create 135,000 new housing units by 2025. The initiative, announced in December 2017, includes a new set of incentives and rewards for municipalities committed to sustainable housing growth in their communities. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito … Continue reading Governor’s Housing Choice Designation Awarded to 67 Communities

Age-Friendly Funding Round-Up: Applications due in May

New funding opportunities supporting Age-Friendly Community efforts are available for cities, towns and healthy aging stakeholders to pursue. This is the latest in a periodic series from the Healthy Aging Collaborative to share such opportunities and much of this version comes from our friends at MassMobility who are always sharing resources and funding programs to promote … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Round-Up: Applications due in May

Complete Streets Funding Awarded to 23 Communities

The state’s Complete Streets program – often cited as an example of how age-friendly communities can address their physical environments – is awarding $5.5 million to 23 communities, according to the Springfield Republican and MassLive.com.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.1 Million to Advance Policies and Practices Supporting Healthy Aging

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced new community investments of more than $1.1 million. The eight new grants reflect a commitment to advancing inclusive policies that create thriving and vital communities that work for people of all ages. For 2017, Foundation community investments top $3.15 million, including 30 new grants and on-going support for … Continue reading Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards $1.1 Million to Advance Policies and Practices Supporting Healthy Aging