Cities and towns that are in the beginning phases of the Age-Friendly Community journey now have a new resource to help gather vital feedback and input to identify strengths and areas of opportunity. Continue reading
The World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly Communities and Grantmakers in Aging are collaborating on a competition and a call for age-friendly housing practices that can inspire action around the world by showing what can be done and how it can be done. Continue reading
If the aim of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations sounds familiar, it is because MACDC and their member Community Development Corporations across Massachusetts make excellent partners for Age-Friendly Community efforts. Continue reading
The state’s Complete Streets program – often cited as an example of how age-friendly communities can address their physical environments – is awarding $5.5 million to 23 communities, according to the Springfield Republican and MassLive.com. Continue reading
The Milken Institute, which releases an annual list of the best cities for successful aging, has compiled a report that captures the opportunity an aging population presents for business, economic growth and society at-large. Continue reading
Following up on a round of grants in Fall 2017, the Metrowest Health Foundation is once again focusing on supporting Age- and Dementia Friendly Communities in a newly released Spring 2018 Grant RFP.
The last round of grants included an award to the Framingham Board of Health to co-lead an Age- and Dementia Friendly effort in that city that will bring community partners together.
Metrowest Health Foundation is a key partner for the advancement and promotion of healthy aging best practices and is represented on the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee and Advisory Council.
For more information, see the Metrowest Spring 2018 RFP.
Citing academic research and strong survey data, an article from the Health Affairs blog underlines the benefit and positive impact of pairing the health care sector with community-based organizations to address health-related social needs. Continue reading
After almost one year of Advisory Task Force meetings and listening sessions, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced revised Community Benefits guidelines for nonprofit hospitals and HMOs. Continue reading
In his annual State of the Commonwealth Address, Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts has joined the network of AARP Age-Friendly States and the World Health Organization Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities. Continue reading
The Future City annual competition for middle school students begins with the question: how can we make the world a better place? Each year, a theme provides competing students with more focused direction and for 2018, the theme is “The Age-Friendly City.”
The Boston Globe covered the Massachusetts regional competition, which was held at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Continue reading