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Become a ‘Dementia Friend’ at an Upcoming Training

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

Commonwealth Releases Nation-Leading Three-Year Progress Report on Statewide Age-and Dementia Friendly Action Plan

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

MassDOT Launches Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan and Solicits Public Feedback

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

Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

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.

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