Tag Archives: Access/Equity/Inclusion

Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan Program Offers Technical Assistance to MAPC Region

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council will be offering technical assistance and regional guidance to cities and towns in their region through the Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan (REMAP) program. Any communities in this region working to become more age-friendly are encouraged to explore the opportunity.

The program is a collaboration between MAPC, the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB). Selected municipalities will receive technical assistance to create racial equity action plans and to take meaningful action to advance racial equity.

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AARP and Main Street America Launch Series on ‘Open Streets’ Programs

In partnership with the AARP Livable Communities Team, Main Street America is launching a series of briefs to explore the benefits of open streets programs, outline a set of priorities local leaders should consider when implementing these initiatives, and provide examples of open streets projects in two Main Street communities. Continue reading

ACL Releases ‘Profile of Older Americans’ Data Report

The Administration on Community Living (ACL) released the latest Profile of Older Americans, which is an annual summary of the available statistics related to the older population in the United States. Principal sources of data are the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Continue reading

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 7/10-7/16

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.

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Tufts Health Plan Foundation Board Approves Additional Funding for Organizations Responding to Coronavirus

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation board approved an additional $900,000 to support recovery and rebuilding efforts addressing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The Foundation’s commitment to COVID-19 response now reaches nearly $2 million. Continue reading

Webinar: Including Older Adults in Transportation Planning

The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages age-friendly community stakeholders and organizational partners to join MassMobility and the Moving Maine Network for a peer learning webinar on inclusive transportation planning on July 23 from 1-2:30pm.

Attendees will hear from three initiatives – two in Massachusetts and one in Maine – that are working to increase the role that older adults and people with disabilities play in planning and implementing community transportation services. Continue reading

Long Term Care Equality Index Promises to Provide Tools to Address Concerns of LGBTQ Residents

A joint effort between SAGE and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is resulting in the creation of the “Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI)”, which is intended to measure how well senior living communities address concerns of their LGBTQ residents through policies and procedures, staff training and other measures. Continue reading

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 6/12-6/18

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

MHAC’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources: 6/5-6/11

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