Use this Resource Library to find healthy aging resources. Here are a few tips for searching the library:
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- To view a resource, click its title.
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Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders
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.
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 […]
This resource is a comprehensive guide to legal planning for dementia and alzheimer’s patients and their families
This resource provides tips for choosing an assisted living facility and making the transition.
The AARP walk audit provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more.
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
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.
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 […]
This document provides an update on the second and third years of the Brookline (MA) Age-Friendly City initiative.
This video from the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Design for Aging Committee and Age-Friendly Boston gives older adults a voice by highlighting several older adults from different walks of life sharing their own stories of life in Boston.