The purpose of this guide is to engage cities to become more age-friendly so as to tap the potential that older people represent for humanity. It describes the converging trends of rapid growth of the population over 60 years of age and of urbanization, outlines the challenge facing cities, and summarizes the research process that led to identifying the core features of an age-friendly city.
Source: Diverse Elders Coalition
Report by Community Catalyst
“The healthcare world is changing; providers who have been serving a certain population are now serving a completely new population, a more diverse population. When you talk about cultural competency, what you really need to look at is what the customs, beliefs and values of these individuals are.” Dr. Terri Mack-Biggs, Geriatrician, Hospice of Detroit, Michigan
The Healthy Community Design Toolkit provides health advocates with a path to improve community health. The second edition of this report has a focus on aging.
View this poster presented at the 2014 Healthy Aging Forum, “Dance for Health: Promoting Physical, Mental, and Social Well-Being for Older Adults in Southwest Boston.”
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Download the latest United States Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule.
Download the CDC’s 2013 State of Aging & Health in America Report.
This resource contains the most up-to-date version of the Massachusetts MassHousing Rental List.
This resource contains the MassHousing Section 8 Property Listing.
The Massachusetts Veterans Resource Guide was published in November 2013 by the Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley, and provides information for veterans about finances, housing, education, benefits and more.