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Disparities in Economic Security Among Older Adults Highlighted by UMass-Boston

Dramatically higher percentages of Black, Latino and Asian older adults live on incomes that don’t meet their cost of living, even with Social Security, according to research by Jan Mutchler, PhD of UMass-Boston’s Gerontology Institute.

The article highlighting the disparities in economic insecurity among older adults is posted on the UMass Gerontology Institute blog and “The Conversation,” a non-profit independent online news organization. Continue reading

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 8/13/20

In addition to an evolving COVID-19 resource page, MHAC is continuing to collect and share updates on COVID-19 from state government, federal agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, and other key stakeholders.

These updates are to help and inform a wide range of individuals and partners, including communities working to become more age- and dementia friendly.

Please see the latest updates below: Continue reading

‘The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers’ Report Offers Recommendations to Support Workers of all Ages

The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers explores the vital role of employers in helping workers successfully navigate their working lives and prepare for retirement, a role that has become even more crucial and precarious amid the pandemic.

It is the fourth report in a series released through collaborative work between nonprofits Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, and Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR). Continue reading

BC Center for Retirement Research Offers Grant and Fellowship on Retirement and Disability Projects

The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program and the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement or disability research. The programs are funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for  doctoral candidates, junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their Ph.D.) from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues. Continue reading

Town of Lenox on the Move

The following is posted with permission from WalkBoston and written by Gwen Miller who is the Land Use Director and Town Planner for Lenox, MA. This article was featured in WalkBoston’s October 2017 newsletter.

Lenox, in the Berkshires, has just over 5,000 residents. It is largely rural with a small downtown, parks, public art, great restaurants, Tanglewood, and The Mount/Edith Wharton’s Home. In Lenox, you get the small-town vibe but big-city culture.  Continue reading

Reflections on Job Quality

Read an AARP Future of Work@50+ essay by employment expert Paul Osterman of MIT to learn about recent trends in job quality and future challenges and opportunities facing workers, employers, and government.  Source: AARP