Finding a Universal Language

Of the 1,450 low-income older adults living in Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly’s (JCHE) Brighton, Newton and Framingham communities, a large percentage is first-generation immigrants. On the Brighton campus, which is JCHE’s largest community, 900 residents come from 19 countries and speak 31 languages.

Breaking Down Barriers

At the Wang YMCA of Chinatown, more than 400 seniors of Asian descent have participated in “Get Fit, Stay Fit for Life,” a free six-month program that brings adults 60 or over together for group exercises, counseling services, informative workshops and organized social activities.

Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease

Program Description: The Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD) program provides exercise training for people with Alzheimer’s disease who live at home and simultaneous training for their family caregivers about how to manage behavioral symptoms. The program is intended to reduce behavioral symptoms and depression and improve the person’s physical functioning. Learn More:


Timeline: 2009 | 2010 | 2011-2013 | 2014 2009 In the spring of 2009, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation launched a new strategic initiative for its grantmaking focused on healthy aging for older adults age 60 or older. Along with this new focus on grants to community organizations promoting healthy aging, the foundation made a … Continue reading History