Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences annually. Each year, LCCs award more than $4 million in grants to more than 6,000 cultural programs statewide. The program promotes the availability of rich cultural experiences for every Massachusetts resident.
With an application deadline of October 15th, these grants can benefit local Age-Friendly and Dementia Friendly initiatives by improving inclusiveness of older adults and access to arts and cultural opportunities for residents of all ages. Continue reading
Having access to arts and cultural opportunities is an important part of communities and regions being healthy and engaging places for people of all ages. The Cultural Facilities Fund has supported 617 capital projects and 259 planning projects in 216 cities and towns across Massachusetts that have created such access. Continue reading
Cross-Posted from Sunrise Senior Living
By Julia Little
Growing old presents new challenges to staying healthy and in good spirits. By following these tips, seniors can minimize the risk of getting sick, less independent or unhappy in their golden years. Continue reading
By Beth Soltzberg, Program Coordinator, Jewish Family & Children’s Services
“After he was diagnosed, all of our friends disappeared.” These were the words of a guest at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS)’ Memory Café about her husband’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s. We have heard variations on this statement many times from participants in our Alzheimer’s Family Support Program and our Parkinson’s Family Support Program. As the new video by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury, ITNGreaterBoston, and Mystic Valley Elder Services states so eloquently, social isolation is “the most significant risk factor for people as they age.” I’m quoting Dale Mitchell, the executive director of Ethos, whose statement opens the video. Continue reading