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Age-Friendly News Clips: March to Mid-April 2019

Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.

Check out the following articles from March to mid April 2019 on the momentum of this movement building across the state.

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Communities Win APA National Planning Achievement Awards

Two Massachusetts communities won Gold-level National Planning Achievement Awards from the American Planning Association. Boston won for its “Climate Ready Boston Report,” and Stoneham won for its Transportation Advocacy Committee.

The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative highlights the Stoneham project for its similarities to what can be achieved through Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts, but mostly because it is a grassroots, citizen-led initiative that has attained results. Continue reading

American Planning Association Announces Call for “Great Places” Recognition

According to the American Planning Association (APA), a “Great Place” in your community demonstrates the importance of planning, provides an opportunity for promotion and tourism, and illustrates how local policies and projects strengthen our communities.

These “Great Places” often highlight Age-Friendly activities and the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities to make a suggestion online to the APA by April 17 if their city, town or neighborhood meets the criteria. Last year, Lowell’s Canalway Cultural District and the Village of Shelburne Falls made the 2018 list from Massachusetts.

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