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September 2021
Healthy Aging Issue Briefs
Tags: Advocacy
Format: Website

The Massachusetts Health Policy forum has developed three healthy aging issue briefs associated with the 2009, 2010, and 2012 healthy aging forums.

2009 – Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Pathways to Lifelong Wellness
The first Issue Brief (Leutz and Driscoll, 2009) included a multifaceted definition of healthy aging, one that is much more than the presence or absence of disease and disability.

2010 –  A Strategy for Healthy Aging in the Commonwealth: Synthesis of Steering Committee Meetings and Progress
The second Issue Brief (Leutz and Driscoll, 2010) summarizes the work of the Collaborative’s healthy aging steering committee.

2012 – Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative: Update and Vision
The third Issue Brief (Leutz and Schneider, 2012) assessed the existing infrastructure of healthy aging activities in Massachusetts by reviewing reports, policy literature, websites, and conducting 14 key informant interviews with state agencies, evidence-based and healthy community programs, nonprofits, and foundations.

May 2020
Valuing the Invaluable 2019 Update: Charting a Path Forward
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: Website

Part of the Valuing the Invaluable series on the economic value of family caregiving, this report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving using the most current data available.  Source: AARP

May 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – State of Healthy Aging in America Data Briefs
Tags: Healthy Aging
Format: Website

Data , tools and resources on a range of topics available on healthy aging and Alzheimer’s from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

March 2020
Age- and Dementia Friendly Community Examples and Initiatives in Massachusetts
Tags: Massachusetts
Format: Website

MHAC intends to keep a running list of available online resources shared by Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities that can serve as examples for others. This includes sample assessments, action plans and exciting ongoing initiatives.

We will update this resource as other communities and regions share their learned lessons and goals.

  • Berkshires –action plan, survey results and other helpful resources.
  • Boston –action plan, progress reports and innovative initiatives.
  • Brookline – The Brookline Community Aging Network (BrooklineCAN) website includes reports, resources and initiatives.
  • Cape Ann – An aligned age-and dementia friendly initiative covering a four-community region (Essex, Gloucester, Manchester, Rockport) – includes sample survey for residents and businesses, along with action plan.
  • Dedham – action plan and specific initiatives identified by the community.
  • New Bedford – action plan and supporting documents
  • Peabody – action plan
  • Salemlegacy website includes assessment tools and newer “Salem for All Ages” website includes current initiatives and progress reports.
  • Springfield – Age-Friendly report includes dementia friendly and age-friendly health system collaboration.
  • West Springfield – aligned age- and dementia friendly initiative and action plan.
  • Yarmouth – committee embedded in town government. Meeting minutes and agendas.

 

 

October 2017
Supporting Age-Friendly Efforts at the State/Regional Level (Archived Webinar)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, webinar
Format: Website

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.

January 2017
Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Dementia-Friendly
Format: Website

The Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative (DMFI) is a whole-community response to creating dementia friendly communities. Dementia friendly communities are safe, informed, and respectful and engage all members of the community to meet the needs of the growing number of people living with dementia to remain part of the fabric of our vibrant community life. The DMFI is convened by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, and many partner organizations.

October 2016
Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Tags: aging in place
Format: Website

This resource is a comprehensive guide to legal planning for dementia and alzheimer’s patients and their families

October 2016
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Tags: assisted living
Format: Website

This resource provides tips for choosing an assisted living facility and making the transition.

October 2016
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (and Leader Guide)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Website

The AARP walk audit provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more.

July 2016
Health Benefits of Swimming for All
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fall Prevention, Physical Activity
Format: Website

This resource provides information on the health benefits of swimming for people of all ages. It also shares the benefits of swimming for those with arthritis, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.