Mass Municipal Association: Ashland tax relief fund to help seniors, disabled via donations

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

Webinar Available on Supporting Age-Friendly Communities

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.

Supporting Age-Friendly Efforts at the State/Regional Level (Archived Webinar)

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 Extends Livable Community Challenge Deadline

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

MA Healthy Aging Collaborative Receives Award from Dept. of Public Health

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

Making The Economic Case For Age-Friendly Communities

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