In an effort to encourage communities to plan for embracing the winter season, 8-80 Cities teamed up with AARP to create a new Winter Placemaking Guide, which seeks to address the distinct winter challenges that communities of all sizes experience, offering practical solutions to create more equitable, engaging and age-friendly public spaces during the winter season. Continue reading
Alongside the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Technology Subcommittee of the Task Force to End Loneliness and Build Community, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative added a new webpage with an evolving list of resources aimed at addressing digital equity and older adults. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is hosting a Twitter Chat with several partners, including Health Resources in Action, to raise awareness of our collective efforts to promote Equity in Aging and create inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities. Continue reading
Following a series of listening sessions held during the pandemic, the Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts Post-Pandemic Resiliency released its report with policy and spending recommendations on everything from rental assistance to digital equity. Continue reading
The the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), a partnership of Easterseals, USAging and the Department of Transportation‘s Federal Transportation Administration, released a “Best Practices Compendium,” which is a compilation of the lessons learned by the 16 grant programs funded by NADTC from 2017 through 2019. Continue reading
On behalf of our partners at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and UMass-Boston’s Gerontology Institute, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network to share the following job opportunities. Continue reading
MetroBridge embeds real-world projects for municipalities and community organizations into courses at Boston University, enlisting students and faculty as allies in addressing real issues confronting our region. Age- and dementia friendly community coalitions have an opportunity to engage and receive support from BU students in their efforts.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing created a video using both audio and sign language to promote their extensive list of services and supports available to residents across the state.
This video could be beneficial for age-friendly communities looking to engage deaf and hard-of-hearing residents and further promote valuable information. Continue reading
Host Organization: The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI)
Program: Access Technology Training Program