MassDOT has announced a new round of the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program, which is now open for applications. All municipalities and transit authorities in the Commonwealth are eligible to apply.
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is pleased that MassDOT has maintained bonus points for proposals that include and consider older adults. Continue reading
Creative placemaking is an approach that deeply engages the arts, culture, and creativity—especially from underrepresented communities—in planning and designing transportation projects to better reflect and celebrate local culture, heritage, and values. Continue reading
Thanks to our partners at MassMobility for highlighting the following funding opportunities focused on transportation. For more recent funding alerts, see our previous posts here. Continue reading
The Smart Cycling Quick Guide is an easy-to-read booklet that outlines the basic rules of the road, components of a bicycle, and all of the information a cyclist needs to ride a bike safely and confidently in and around traffic.
A 32-page primer, the guide is published by the League of American Bicyclists with support from AARP. Continue reading
New estimates from the 2020 Elder Index from the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging at UMass-Boston shows that living expenses are high in
metropolitan areas across the U.S., and many older singles and couples lack the resources
needed to get by in their communities. Continue reading
In the past week, the state has announced the latest grant awards for MassDOT’s Shared Winter Streets and Spaces program, Affordable Housing Development, and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) – all of which include multiple projects that support older adults.
All of the following award announcements are great examples for age- and dementia friendly communities looking to address housing, transportation and community services.
MassHealth announced changes to its non-emergency transportation policy to expand eligibility and simplify processes for transportation to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Older adults enrolled in a Senior Care Options or One Care plan or in a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) should continue to contact their health plan or PACE provider to request help with transportation. Continue reading
In addition to some timely funding opportunities, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is sharing some other upcoming virtual training and support opportunities. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s blog (MassDOT) featured the cooperative work between the Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative, Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), and Aging Service Access Point (ASAP) network on the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ “Senior Days” Program. Continue reading
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our network of communities and stakeholders to consider and promote the following funding opportunities. Continue reading