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Supporting Age-Friendly Efforts at the State/Regional Level (Archived Webinar)

October 2017

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.


Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders

August 2017

This 2017 report on the opioid crisis in rural America from Grantmakers in Aging highlights the needs and concerns of older adults, and describes programs, partnerships, policy recommendations, and scientific and medical responses that governments, communities, nonprofits, and philanthropies can support and expand.


Dementia Friendly Massachusetts Initiative

January 2017

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 […]


Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

October 2016

This resource is a comprehensive guide to legal planning for dementia and alzheimer’s patients and their families


Making the Move to Assisted Living

October 2016

This resource provides tips for choosing an assisted living facility and making the transition.


AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (and Leader Guide)

October 2016

The AARP walk audit provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more.


Berkshire County Residential Aging in Place Workbook

September 2016

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


Health Benefits of Swimming for All

July 2016

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.


Age-Friendly Boston: Assessing need and charting a course of action

June 2016

The Age-Friendly Boston iinitiative challenges the city’s public agencies, community groups, businesses, cultural, educational and religious institutions to consider how changes to policy and practice can enhance the quality of life for Boston’s aging residents. This report focuses on Boston residents’ feedback on growing older in Boston and shares the results of a 12 month […]


Brookline Age-Friendly City Program Biannual Report: 2014-2015

May 2016

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


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