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New Report Highlights Factors that Influence Healthy Aging in Massachusetts

The 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report has been released!

The comprehensive examination of the health of older people in the Commonwealth offers detailed profiles of every city and town, maps and other tools to understand healthy aging trends and disparities throughout the state. Prepared by a research team at the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Highlights were shared at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: MAPC Technical Assistance Program

The Healthy Aging Collaborative previously shared an opportunity from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to provide technical assistance that enables and assists municipalities in implementing projects that are beneficial to the community.

MAPC  will issue a new Call for Project Concepts in the next two weeks. Keep an eye on this webpage and MAPC’s social media accounts to learn more. Municipalities may submit concepts for individual community-specific projects and for multi-community projects. Continue reading

Community Health Training Institute Accepting Health Equity Cohort Apps

The Community Health Training Institute is excited to bring you all a brand new, immersive training opportunity with our Health Equity Cohort.

The Training Institute is actively seeking thirty strong applicants working to implement health equity initiatives in their communities in Massachusetts to learn and grow together.

Find out more info and how to apply here. Continue reading

New Investments from Tufts HP Foundation Build on Age-Friendly Momentum in Local Communities

Twenty-seven local organizations each will receive a grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s new Momentum Fund. The fund was established to foster new ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old. Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: ‘AdvancingCities’ Challenge

AdvancingCities is a $500 million, five-year initiative from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to invest in solutions that bolster the long-term vitality of the world’s cities and the communities within them that have not benefited from economic growth.

The AdvancingCities Challenge will make investments of up to $3 million in cities to support creative, collaborative and sustainable solutions that address cross-cutting challenges to help more people benefit from a growing economy.

See the full application along with FAQ’s and competition info here.

Wintermission Competition Accepting Applications to Help Improve Public Life in Winter

8-80 Cities is accepting proposals for Wintermission project partners in three U.S. cities. The organization will support these partners to become national leaders in winter city planning, design, and programming. These cities will become Winter City Vanguards, and work with 8-80 Cities and other partners to:

1. Lead a city-wide conversation about public life and social isolation in winter
2. Implement winter city pilot projects
3. Develop a unique winter city strategy Continue reading