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March 2015
Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

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.

November 2014
Addressing Health Equity in the Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects
Tags: Massachusetts, Multicultural Aging, Transportation
Format: PDF

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

July 2014
PVPC’s Healthy Community Design Toolkit (2014)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Physical Activity, Transportation
Format: PDF, Toolkit

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.

March 2014
Dance for Health: Promoting Physical, Mental and Social Well-­Being for Older Adults in Southwest Boston
Tags: Arts in Aging, Healthy Aging Forum, Massachusetts, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Reducing Isolation, Social Engagement
Format: PDF, Presentation

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.”

January 2014
Adult Immunization Schedule
Tags: Immunizations
Format: PDF

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Download the latest United States Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule.

January 2014
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – State of Healthy Aging Report 2013
Tags: None
Format: PDF

Download the CDC’s 2013 State of Aging & Health in America Report.

December 2013
MassHousing – Rental List (Massachusetts)
Tags: Housing, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

This resource contains the most up-to-date version of the Massachusetts MassHousing Rental List.

December 2013
MassHousing – Section 8 Property Listing
Tags: Disabilities, Housing, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

This resource contains the MassHousing Section 8 Property Listing.

December 2013
Veterans Resource Guide (Massachusetts)
Tags: Disabilities, Education, Finances, Housing, Massachusetts, Veterans
Format: PDF

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.

December 2013
The Arts and Human Development
Tags: Arts in Aging
Format: PDF
 In 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a convening to showcase studies and evidence-based programs that have identified outcomes from arts interventions. The resulting white paper proposes a framework for long-term collaboration among the NEA, HHS, and other federal agencies to build capacity for future research and evidence-sharing about the arts’ role in human development.