Age-Friendly Universities (AFU) are an opportunity to address ageism by making campuses more inclusive of older adults and offering mentoring that benefits young and old, but the designation also provides a chance to collaborate with communities seeking to become Age-Friendly themselves. Continue reading
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the Age Strong Commission, formerly known as the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, at his annual State of the City address. The new name reflects the City’s efforts to make Boston inclusive, accessible and positive for people as they age. Continue reading
The Community Health Training Institute is excited to bring you all a brand new, immersive training opportunity with our Health Equity Cohort.
The Training Institute is actively seeking thirty strong applicants working to implement health equity initiatives in their communities in Massachusetts to learn and grow together.
Twenty-seven local organizations each will receive a grant of up to $10,000 from Tufts Health Plan Foundation’s new Momentum Fund. The fund was established to foster new ideas and support cities and towns in their efforts to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old. Continue reading
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has collected information resources related to legal services for low-income elder consumers and established a helpful guide.
The document, available only for the state of Massachusetts, contains a helpful glossary of terms, phone numbers and links to where older adults, their families and those working on their behalf can access information related to General Legal Service Resources, Title III-B Legal Service Providers, Court Service Centers and Training/Education Resources for Professionals.
On it’s 200th anniversary, the Topsfield Fair, the olderst agricultural fair in the country, will also be the first to become “Dementia Friendly.” Continue reading
At MHAC, health equity is central to our promotion and support of Age-Friendly communities that work for all. Among our core strategies is a focus on embedding access, equity and inclusion throughout our efforts.
This set of resources from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation can benefit those helping to guide their cities and towns towards becoming more Age- and Dementia Friendly. The site provides helpful knowledge of what it means to have health equity present in a community, and how stakeholders can take steps to achieve it. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) is pleased to announce it is seeking applications for funding of Dementia and Age-Friendly Capacity Building Grants. Continue reading
Proof of momentum in the Age-Friendly movement can be seen with new communities joining the network of cities and towns, but also with the funding opportunities that advance not only local efforts, but also the broader healthy aging work of stakeholders.
The Healthy Aging Collaborative hopes the following three funding programs will be the first in a new periodic series that raises awareness about funding support for Age-Friendly activities. Continue reading