Tag Archives: Age-Friendly Communities


May 2019
Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly Integration Toolkit
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Dementia-Friendly, Multicultural Aging
Format: Toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at aligning and simplifying the frameworks of the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement.

The Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly Integration Toolkit brings together resources from the national and global Age- and Dementia friendly movements, which is intended to save both time and resources, and directs users to guidance, examples, and local case studies. (more…)

May 2019
AARP: Engaging the Community to Create Community
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Social Engagement
Format: Report

Using Cities of Service’s citizen engagement model and experience helping mayors work with residents to solve problems, as well as AARP’s age-friendly-communities model and experience working with communities and volunteers, this free booklet offers examples of effective strategies, initiatives and programs employed by mayors in towns and cities throughout the United States.

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June 2018
A Scan of Transportation Options Available for Older People in Massachusetts
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Transportation
Format: Report

The Governor’s Council to Address Aging Issues in Massachusetts established workgroups to focus on several key areas: caregiving, employment, housing, and transportation. The transportation workgroup recognized that to make informed recommendations it needed a thorough understanding of the transportation services available to older people in Massachusetts. The first step was to conduct a scan of transportation services in the state and to learn more about national best practices.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston Gerontology Institute conducted this scan during the spring of 2018 with the financial support of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

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
MA Healthy Aging Collaborative: Building a Movement for an Age-Friendly Massachusetts
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Marketing/Communications
Format: PDF

This two-page document provides and overview of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative’s approach to building a movement for an age-friendly Massachusetts.

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
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.

September 2016
Berkshire County Residential Aging in Place Workbook
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, aging in place, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

This workbook is intended as a tool and resource to empower homeowners to identify, plan, and implement home renovations to allow them to age safely, independently, and comfortably in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Source: www.berkshireplanning.org

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.

May 2016
Brookline Age-Friendly City Program Biannual Report: 2014-2015
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This document provides an update on the second and third years of the Brookline (MA) Age-Friendly City initiative.