Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Transportation
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.
Tags: Massachusetts, older drivers, Transportation
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
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Civic Engagement, Employment, Housing, Social Engagement, Transportation, Volunteerism
The 2015 Age-Friendly Report: Inspiring Communities looks at the 8 domains of livability by featuring 16 communities who are working toward becoming more age-friendly. Domains include outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community and health services. Source: AARP
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Data, Housing, Social Engagement, Transportation
How livable is your community? Use the AARP’s newly launched Livability Index to find out. Communities receive category scores in Housing, Neighborhood, Transportation, Environment, Health, Engagement, and Opportunity.
Tags: Massachusetts, Multicultural Aging, Transportation
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
Tags: Finances, Housing, Professional Organizations, Transportation
Age in Place is a website by the National Aging in Place Council, which is a senior support network that supports the idea of aging in place. This website includes information about local Aging in Place chapters, gives practical advice on issues such as housing, health, and transportation, and provides lists of various service providers. Source: The National Aging in Place Council
Tags: Education, Massachusetts, Transportation
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles provides information and resources for older drivers, including workshops, driving evaluations, and alternatives to driving.