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In an effort to combat social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, AgeSpan (formerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore) partnered with Fidelity House to launch a digital access program for low-income seniors and individuals of all ages with disabilities. The program opened in summer 2021, providing computer tablets, data plans, and personalized […]
While transportation infrastructure and services investments are being made broadly across the Commonwealth, bus stops are a one area where a local community can make an incredible impact on residents of all ages. The purpose of this document is to act as a starter resource to empower and equip communities with information and ideas to […]
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 […]
Addressing the Digital Divide Among Older Adults: Mass. Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Host Organization: The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) Program: Access Technology Training Program
Host Organization: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) Program: Tech Support Coach Volunteer Program
Host Organization: Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE)-Boston Program: CitySites and Digital Dividends Program
Host Organization: Northampton Senior Services Program: Tech Loan and Training Program
Through grant funding, collaboration, and technical support, communities across Massachusetts have an opportunity to support residents of all ages in remaining physically active and socially engaged this winter. See this new guide outlining potential strategies for communities developed by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and WalkBoston. Below, you can […]
A new report offers insights from communities’ response during the coronavirus pandemic and demonstrates their nimbleness in creating more inclusive and equitable systems to support older people. How Innovative Community Responses to COVID-19 Support Healthy Aging is the result of a collaboration between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and […]
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. Â Source: AARP