Tag Archives: Massachusetts


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

January 2016
The Wellness Guide for Cancer Survivors
Tags: Cancer, Massachusetts, Survivors, Wellness
Format: PDF
This guide was created by MCCPCN’s Survivorship Work Group and released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Its goal is to help improve the quality of life of survivors by focusing on wellness.
The interactive guide also includes inspiring stories of local cancer survivors who’ve taken steps to improve their wellness, and practical information from experts in our state who care for cancer survivors.
December 2015
Older Driver Safety Report 2015
Tags: Massachusetts, older drivers, Transportation
Format: PDF

This report distills information from more than 40 presentations from the 2015 Older Driver Safety Summit, covering four interrelated topics related to safer driving for older adults: infrastructure, medical issues, mobility, and policy. Source: UMass Boston Gerontology Institute

March 2015
Understanding Brookline: A Report on Poverty
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Housing, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

Source: Brookline Community Foundation

This report is about poverty in Brookline, with information about who makes up the poverty rate in Brookline, what factors cause financial stress, and agencies addressing poverty and the resources they provide.

January 2015
Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Vision Rehabilitation Overview
Tags: Massachusetts, Vision Loss/Blindness
Format: Fact Sheet, PDF

This fact sheet by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides an overview of vision rehabilitation.

December 2014
Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Low Vision Exam Fact Sheet
Tags: Massachusetts, Vision Loss/Blindness
Format: Fact Sheet, PDF

This Low Vision Exam fact sheet by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides information about what to expect before, during, and after a low vision exam.

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

November 2014
MA Health Council: 2014 Report on the Preventable Determinants of Health
Tags: Data, Massachusetts, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Substance Abuse
Format: PDF

This is the Massachusetts Health Council’s 2014 Report on the Preventable Determinants of Health.

November 2014
Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Tags: Massachusetts, Vision Loss/Blindness, Volunteerism
Format: Website

The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s (MABVI) mission is to work with individuals with vision loss to eliminate barriers and create opportunities. The MABVI website contains information about living with vision loss, community events, fact sheets, resources, volunteer opportunities and more.

November 2014
Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition
Tags: Family Caregiving, Massachusetts, Professional Organizations
Format: Website

The Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition’s (MLRC) mission is to promote and support access to quality respite care options that enhance the lives of individuals and families with special needs throughout the lifespan. Their website contains resources for caregivers, caregiver stories, and more.