Age-friendly communities and MHAC partners are working to respond to social isolation and loneliness among older adults, both locally and statewide.
MHAC is supporting a work group led by AARP Massachusetts and UMass Boston to conduct community conversations on social isolation and loneliness that are focused on different regions of the state. The final conversation will take place on June 9th from 10am -12pm and is geared towards communities and stakeholders in the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. Those interested may register here.
Cities of all sizes (towns are not included in the data) are able to see how many of their residents live within a ten-minute walk to a park, with numbers broken down by age, race, and income. Continue reading
Younger generations are lonelier than older generations, according to a new report called “Loneliness and the Workplace” from Cigna, which is a follow-up to their 2018 study. Continue reading
By 2024, workers age 55 and older will represent 25% of the nation’s workforce, with the fastest annual growth rates among those aged 65-and-older.
This evolving workforce presents business owners and C-suite leadership with unprecedented challenges, an array of new risks and some unique opportunities. The 2019 Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace Study surveyed 400 U.S. full-time employees over the age of 40 to gain on-the-ground insights into the experience of age discrimination in the workplace. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Councils on Aging have announced two opportunities to join the association’s staff supporting the councils across the state. Please see these opportunities below and pass along to any who may be interested. Continue reading
MetroCommon 2050 is Greater Boston’s next long-range plan, and it’s under development now led by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). Fresh off of a months-long public process to understand the future residents want for the region, including an input session with the Healthy Aging Collaborative Advisory Council, MAPC is sharing the goals that emerged from that work. Continue reading
Recently, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Blog featured a piece on disaster preparedness and relief for older adults. Specifically, NCOA received funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to pilot a disaster recovery and preparedness program for low-income older adults in disaster-prone communities. NCOA focused on digital outreach and holistic casework. Continue reading