Age-Friendly News Clips: June and July 2019

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.

ISHI Announces Inquiry of Ideas to Improve Housing Policies and Systems

The Innovative Stable Housing Initiative (ISHI) requests ideas from the Boston community (including individual or groups of residents, coalitions, or organizations) regarding what housing policies and systems should be changed and how. This Inquiry of Ideas (IOI) opportunity is the first step in designing a grantmaking process that is responsive to the needs of the community.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Nearly $1.9 Million to Support Healthy Aging

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced new community investments reflecting a commitment to a community approach for making our cities and towns great places to grow up and grow old. The nearly $1.9 million supports 15 nonprofit organizations working in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

First Projects Funded by the Massachusetts Food Trust Program

Food access can be a concern in many communities working to become Age- and Dementia Friendly, but the Massachusetts Food Trust Program reached a milestone in funding its first projects, which will address and improve how people across the state get their hands on healthy eating options.

Study: Local Zoning Rules Block Multi-Family Housing in MA

Over the past 15 years, despite many changes in local zoning, it remains difficult if not impossible to build multi-family housing in cities and towns across Metro Boston, according to a detailed study on development released this week.

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassMobility and Community Transit

Whether urban, rural or subruban, transportation is raised as a key issue and concern in communities of all sizes. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is fortunate to work with MassMobility that shares resources and funding opportunities for cities and towns working towards becoming more Age-Friendly.

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: BCBS ‘Connecting Consumers with Care’

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts has announced the Connecting Consumers with Care grant program. This opportunity is available to Massachusetts health centers and community-based organizations that assist low-income and vulnerable populations with accessing, maintaining, and navigating health insurance coverage. For Age-Friendly Communities that include these types of organizations on their steering committees … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: BCBS ‘Connecting Consumers with Care’

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassWorks Infrastructure Program

Governor Charlie Baker recently announced the opening of the ninth annual MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant award round. This is an opportunity for Age-Friendly communities that have identified built environment projects in their goals. The 2019 MassWorks grant round will fund projects that empower transformative housing and development that support the long-term vitality of Massachusetts, with … Continue reading Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MassWorks Infrastructure Program