Tag Archives: Multicultural Aging


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…)

April 2019
Tips for Advocates of Limited English Proficient Older Adults
Tags: Multicultural Aging
Format: PDF

Over five million older adults across the country are Limited English Proficient (LEP). LEP older adults do not speak English as their primary language or they have a limited ability to speak, read, write, or understand English. The number of LEP older adults is growing. Federal and state laws protect the vital right to receive health information in a language one understands. However, many barriers make it difficult for older adults to assert these rights, impairing their ability to understand their healthcare and make decisions. This ultimately leads to poorer health outcomes and health disparities. This Practice Tip offers advice to advocates and counselors working with LEP older adults to better assert their language access rights.

June 2015
Embracing Equity in Community Health Improvement
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Equity, Intergenerational Programs, Multicultural Aging, Policy
Format: PDF, Report

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) released of their newest Policy & Practice report: Embracing Health Equity in Community Health Improvement. This comprehensive resource for health professionals and community-based organizations provides a framework and practical tools for incorporating a health equity agenda into community health improvement work. Source: HRiA

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
Medicare Beneficiaries with Limited English Proficiency (Interactive Data Visualization Tool)
Tags: Data, Medicare, Multicultural Aging, National
Format: Website

Source: NCOA

How can health professionals determine if they should provide information in other languages? NCOA’s new, interactive data visualization tool can show you how. It provides county-specific data on concentrations of Medicare beneficiaries and languages spoken in the home.

December 2013
Grantmakers in Aging
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Arts in Aging, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Elder Abuse, Fall Prevention, Family Caregiving, Finances, Funding, Housing, Mental Health, Multicultural Aging, Nutrition, Older Workers, Pain Management, Physical Activity, Retirement, Social Engagement, Transportation
Format: Website

Grantmakers in Aging is a membership organization that is a national catalyst for philanthropy, with a common dedication to improving the experience of aging. This website provides information on a variety of aging issues from affordable housing to mental health, family caregiving, and transportation and more.