Participate in a free Zoom training that will give you the knowledge and materials you need to share awareness about dementia. Continue reading
Participate in a free Zoom training that will give you the knowledge and materials you need to share awareness about dementia. Dementia Friends is a global public awareness program that helps everyone in a community learn about dementia, how it affects people, and the simple things that we can all do to make a difference. To learn more, watch this 2-minute video. Continue reading
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is pleased to release the third annual progress report for ReiMAgine Aging, the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan, which serves as the state’s multi-year plan to make the Commonwealth more age- and dementia-friendly. The report encompasses the work of 2021, during which communities continued to demonstrate resilience, ingenuity, and the ability to rapidly adapt. Continue reading
Check out the following events that help support inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities:
The age-friendly movement in Massachusetts reached a milestone this week as the town of Monson became the 100th community in the Commonwealth to commit to joining the AARP network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is kicking off its 2050 Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, entitled Beyond Mobility, by reaching out across the state to get residents to participate in an online survey. The survey is available at the following link (https://arcg.is/0HHyPD) and will be offered in all major languages spoken in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages age- and dementia friendly communities and stakeholders to complete and promote the survey in their networks to help raise the voice of older adults within the eventual plan. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Disease and All Other Dementias has released its annual report, which provides a summary of the Council’s progress, accomplishments, and next steps in implementing the state plan’s recommendations. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is working with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) on their “Imagine 2050” long-range plan for the cities and towns in their region. Specifically, MHAC is assisting with community engagement to help ensure the plan is age- and dementia friendly. Continue reading
In addition to the events listed below, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative reminds stakeholders and communities working to become more age and dementia friendly that May is National Older Americans Month. In a previous post, MHAC shared materials being promoted by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help recognize the event.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our stakeholder network to check out the following upcoming events: Continue reading