The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) continues to promote the concept that technology is a social determinant of health and that older adults need to be included in policy discussions aimed at addressing the digital divide.
Both of those points were central to a letter distributed to the state’s Health Equity Task Force that held a recent public hearing on digital equity. The letter was sent to other state groups and commissions, including the co-chairs of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Elder Affairs. Continue reading
In addition to some timely funding opportunities, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is sharing some other upcoming virtual training and support opportunities. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) hosts quarterly Advisory Council meetings to provide updates on local and statewide efforts to support and promote inclusive, age- and dementia friendly communities, policies and practices. Continue reading
Effective Thursday, February 11th, an individual who accompanies a person age 75 or older to one of four mass vaccination sites to receive the vaccine will be eligible to receive the vaccine too, if they have an appointment booked. Continue reading
Local leaders from across the country are demonstrating how equity approaches can be advanced and accelerated through their age-friendly work. AARP’s Livable Communities team has created a webpage, announced in their recent newsletter, that highlights some national examples. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network of communities and stakeholders to consider and promote the following funding opportunities. Continue reading
The AARP Livable Communities team has created video tutorials with guidance for communities seeking to become age-friendly. Continue reading
Results from a new AARP survey reveal deep ageism-related concerns from both employed older adults and those seeking jobs.
For example, the survey finds that older workers who are concerned they could lose their job this year believe their age would be a factor (61%) while nearly half of older concerned workers fear that their older age will hamper their job search. Continue reading
The AARP Livable Communities team, which builds resources to support age-friendly community efforts, has released a pair of resources to promote local policy improvements that can help older adults age in community and make public spaces more inclusive. Continue reading