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
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
Among the great Age Friendly work happening in the City of Boston and across Massachusetts is the Out4Supper Club hosted by the organization Ethos in Jamaica Plain, which is the region’s first supper club for LGBT older adults. Continue reading
Each year, the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award elevates city-led strategies that most successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems. Continue reading
The Kaiser Family Foundation reported findings in a recent research article that compares poverty rates among people ages 65 and older by state using an updated measure from the Census Bureau. Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
MassDevelopment’s “Commonwealth Places” is a funding mechanism to advance community-driven placemaking in downtown and neighborhood commercial districts throughout Massachusetts. Continue reading