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Call for Letters of Interest to Serve as a Dementia Friendly MA Ambassador

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM) is currently seeking a person(s) knowledgeable about the field of dementia to serve as an ambassador(s) to augment DFM’s staff outreach to cultural and linguistic minority communities and leaders. A limited stipend will be provided as part of the 2018 DFM Scale and Sustainability Grant awarded to the Massachusetts Councils on Aging by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Continue reading

Register for an Upcoming ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s” Event Near You

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Continue reading

Gov. Baker Signs Nation-Leading Law to Strengthen Alzheimer’s, Dementia Treatment

Governor Baker was joined by members of the Administration, Legislature and healthy aging community today at the ceremonial signing of H.4116 An Act relative to Alzheimer’s and related dementias in the Commonwealth during an event at the Alzheimer’s Association in Waltham. Continue reading

Age-Friendly News Clips: Early July 2018

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 early July on the momentum of this movement building across the state.

City of Boston Launches Age- and Dementia Friendly Business Designation

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly  launched their Age and Dementia-Friendly Business designation, a new pilot program that encourages local businesses to make their spaces and services more inclusive for people of all ages. Today’s announcement was held at Local 338 Bagels and Coffee in West Roxbury, one of nine organizations that received the designation today, which includes certificates and decals to mark their business as Age and Dementia-Friendly. Continue reading

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Supports Efforts to Make Communities Better for All Ages

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced new community investments that reflect its commitment to make our cities and towns great places to grow up and grow old.

The nearly $1.8 million supports 16 community organizations working to make communities healthier for people of all ages, with a specific interest in engaging older adults. These investments are in addition to nearly $1 million in previously announced work. Continue reading