The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a unique call for proposals for solutions adapted from international models to combat social isolation. The opportunity, which is dubbed “Developing Solutions for Social isolation in the U.S.: Learning from the World, commences October 30, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017. RWJ Foundation has already hosted a webinar earlier … Continue reading RWJ Foundation Announces Funding for Social Isolation Solutions
Communities across the state are finding creative ways of supporting older adults and all residents to remain healthy and independent. The following article is republished with permission from the October 2017 issue of The Beacon, a publication of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, a nonprofit, nonpartisan association that provides advocacy, training, publications, research and other services to Massachusetts … Continue reading Mass Municipal Association: Ashland tax relief fund to help seniors, disabled via donations
Grantmakers in Aging recently kicked-off a webinar series to to encourage greater philanthropic engagement in age-friendly efforts across the country. Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative joined New Hampshire’s Endowment for Health to present from the perspective of a backbone organization coordinating Age-Friendly efforts and also a funder that is dedicated to backing and advancing the movement.
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.
AARP Massachusetts is pleased to announce two winners of the AARP Community Challenge, a grant program designed to fund projects that spark change and improve the quality of life at the local community level.
As part of its Fall Request for Proposals, the MetroWest Health Foundation will be awarding grants to communities in their coverage area that focus on Healthy Aging, which includes support for Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts.
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.
In a previous post, MHAC announced AARP’s grant program called “Community Challenge” to cities and towns looking to kick-start new age-friendly efforts or boost existing ones. AARP recently announced that the June 30th deadline has been extended to July 15th to allow more time for applications to develop. All other dates on the timeline previously announced will … Continue reading AARP Extends Livable Community Challenge Deadline
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative accepted the Peter R. Lee Healthy Communities Award from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at the annual Ounce of Prevention Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester on March 28th. Each year, the Department of Public Health recognizes a Massachusetts coalition/partnership for collaborative work to create healthier and more … Continue reading MA Healthy Aging Collaborative Receives Award from Dept. of Public Health
Cross-posted from The Huffington Post By John Feather, PhD CEO, Grantmakers In Aging Follow the money. That is my advice to anyone seeking support for livable and age-friendly communities — great places to grow up and grow old. Age-friendly, livable, lifelong communities have much to offer. Walkability. Good transit and transportation. Affordable, accessible housing. Employment and volunteer … Continue reading Making The Economic Case For Age-Friendly Communities