Yarmouth seniors, D-Y teens combine for model UN

Cross-posted from Wicked Local Yarmouth
By Conor Powers-Smith

A major emphasis of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Communities initiative is bringing together people of all ages to share thoughts and perspectives. Yarmouth, the first town on the Cape to join the age-friendly network, held one such intergenerational event on Saturday, launching a model UN comprised of local seniors and students at D-Y High School. Continue reading

Member Spotlight: Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, LGBT Aging Project

Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, serves as the Director of the LGBT Aging Project.  Read her full bio here.

What is the LGBT Aging Project?
We work to ensure that LGBT older adults and caregivers In Massachusetts have equal access to resources, services, and programs. When we started the LGBT Aging Project in 2001, we realized that the needs of LGBT elders weren’t always understood by mainstream elder care providers, and the LGBT community wasn’t really mindful of older adults. We try to work in three areas: cultural competency training for mainstream elder care providers; community building and civic leadership for LGBT older adults themselves; and public policy and research to change the bigger picture. Continue reading

Embracing Equity in Community Health Improvement

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) released of their newest Policy & Practice report: Embracing Health Equity in Community Health Improvement. This comprehensive resource for health professionals and community-based organizations provides a framework and practical tools for incorporating a health equity agenda into community health improvement work. Source: HRiA

Empowering Seniors

Project RIGHT
Project RIGHT
An emergency preparedness class at Project RIGHT.

To be healthy, seniors have to feel safe and informed. That’s why Project RIGHT created the Grove Hall Senior Empowerment Initiative. The program offers workshops for seniors in the Grove Hall neighborhood, comprising part of Roxbury and North Dorchester. Continue reading

Community Health Programs

Great Barrington Senior project

In Sheffield, Massachusetts, students and older adults gathered at the Sheffield Senior Center to celebrate and present their Senior Life History Projects to friends and family. The Senior Life History Project, developed by Community Health Programs in Berkshire County, is a unique program bringing generations together to learn about each other in order to create a Senior Life History Scrapbook detailing the older adult’s life. Continue reading