The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH announced a schedule of upcoming virtual education opportunities for caregivers and professionals. Continue reading
The Bus Network Redesign being conducted by the MBTA is a once-in-a-generation attempt to make bold improvements to the bus network for the people who depend on it most. The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network to submit feedback to promote age- and dementia friendly design on the Bus Network Redesign survey. Continue reading
Misperceptions and stigma about dementia are hindering efforts to appropriately address brain-healthy behaviors among adults 40 and older, a recent AARP survey found. Continue reading
The Memory Café Percolator from Jewish Family & Children’s Service shares information and tools to make it easier for organizations and individuals to start and sustain their own memory café. A newly-released 1-minute video in English, Spanish and Portuguese shows memory cafés taking place indoors, outdoors, and virtually. Continue reading
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) released a publication called “Assisting Passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” which provides information, tips and resources for bus operators assisting passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
This resource is useful for any age-and dementia friendly community working with regional transit authorities or other local bus or van operators.
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative invites you to check out the following upcoming events and trainings that help promote inclusive age-and dementia friendly communities. Continue reading
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the release of the year two progress report for ReiMAgine Aging, the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan which serves as the state’s multiyear plan to make the Commonwealth more age- and dementia-friendly. Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Elizabeth Chen submitted the report at a virtual event to AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa with communities and organizations engaged in the age- and dementia-friendly movement in attendance. Continue reading
With the launch of Equity in Aging from the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative, AARP Massachusetts and the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, we will be periodically sharing news, resources and upcoming events on the topic that may be of interest to our network of partners and stakeholders.
The Equity in Aging Committee will be helping to drive the content of these updates as well as our ongoing webinar series, but we welcome submissions from others, which can be emailed to James Fuccione at MHAC. Continue reading
MetroCommon2050 is Greater Boston’s next long-range regional plan. It’s a plan for all of the 101 cities and towns and countless neighborhoods of the region of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC).
Through research and community engagement, MAPC gathered opinions from thousands throughout the region, including people of different ages, backgrounds, racial and ethnic backgrounds, walks of life, and perspectives. This allowed us to confirm that the goals in MetroCommon reflect Greater Boston’s hopes and dreams and that our view of the problems that need to be solved is correct. Continue reading