The Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA), MassMobility, and the Alzheimer’s Association are pleased to announce a special training session for drivers. The Dementia-Friendly Transportation Training program will offer drivers – from council on aging van drivers to regional transit drivers – all types of tools to recognize and work with people living with dementia. Continue reading
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan announced their organizations have formally combined, effective January 1, 2021, having received all regulatory approvals. Continue reading
Organizations and communities in the MHAC network have a range of virtual programs to support people living with dementia and their caregivers during the holiday season. Continue reading
On November 10, 2020, JF&CS hosted the virtual symposium Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture: How We Talk and Teach About Dementia in Cultural and Linguistic Communities. Over 625 participants joined in a far-reaching discussion of disparities in the risk of developing dementia and in access to diagnosis, research, and care, as well as how we can learn from the values and wisdom of many cultural traditions. Continue reading
The MetroBridge program, which takes a new approach to embedding real-world projects for local government into courses across Boston University, is accepting proposal ideas for the upcoming Spring semester.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages communities seeking to become more age- and dementia friendly to apply to the program for support on assessment and action planning. Continue reading
By 2060, almost a quarter of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older. Healthy People 2030 focuses on reducing health problems and improving quality of life for older adults.
MHAC is proud to work with Dementia Friendly leaders that will be hosting some upcoming learning opportunities on inclusive support for people living with Dementia as well as Memory Cafes. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages those in our network to join the following upcoming events: Continue reading
The Alzheimer’s Association New England regional chapters have developed resources to help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers navigate the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations have also included information on their advocacy efforts, and ways you can get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Continue reading