Age-Friendly Communities interested in bringing intergenerational programming into senior housing now have a new toolkit from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Generations United.
The Connecting Generations in Senior Housing: A Program Implementation Toolkit was supported by a grant from the Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) and provides practical information, guidance, and templates to help senior housing providers, and other organizations serving older adults, implement high-quality intergenerational programs that will benefit elders and young people in their communities.
The latest newsletter from AARP Livable Communities is all about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which provide more options for housing and potential solutions for Age-Friendly Communities looking to address the “housing” domain.
Here is a list of the resources on ADUs shared by AARP and a Massachusetts-based resource from the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Continue reading
In a recent announcement, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development released a $50 million funding opportunity for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program. Continue reading
Boston-based home-sharing website Nesterly already landed a feature article in AARP’s annual “Where We Live” publication that displays examples of livability and Age-Friendly work from across the country. Continue reading
The online application is available for the 2019 round to designate Housing Choice Communities, according to the Housing Choice webpage on Mass.gov and the Mass. Municipal Association. This initiative presents an opportunity for communities seeking to become more Age-Friendly that identify “housing” as an area of need.
The Housing Choice Initiative assists local governments to expand housing production by providing new grants, coordinating technical assistance across various housing agencies, and promoting regulatory innovation. Continue reading
Just as the housing needs of individuals change over a lifetime unprecedented shifts in both demographics and lifestyle have fundamentally transformed our nation’s housing requirements. Continue reading
Commonwealth Magazine featured an opinion piece by President and CEO of 2Life Communities and MHAC Executive Committee Member Amy Schectman on how “aging in community” is preferable to “aging in place. Continue reading
The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston revealed its new website (www.LTSScenter.org) with helpful resources and research on a range of topics tied to Long Term Services and Supports. Continue reading
The desire to live safely and comfortably in our own homes and communities as we grow older is shared around the world, but making it happen is not always easy. To identify successful age-friendly housing innovations and encourage their dissemination, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) and the WHO Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) launched Innovation@Home — a competition and call for international age-friendly housing practices.
The Innovation@Home winners were announced at the 2018 International Technical Meeting on Ageing at Home, in Québec City, Canada, where representatives from all three groups had the opportunity to make presentations about their programs.
A list of contest winners is available here. Continue reading
Fannie Mae recently announced a call for Ideas on Healthy Affordable Housing. The application period is open until November 1, 2018.
This Call for Ideas is part of The Innovation Challenge, a key component of Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Initiative challenging public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations to reimagine affordable housing as the prescription for a healthy life. Continue reading