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
In a letter to the state’s Reopening Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative urged the group to include and consider older adults as it creates recommendations and strategies to reopen the economy. Continue reading
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking input on the challenges faced by family caregivers from individuals and organizations that capture the breadth of the family caregiving experience. Continue reading
The Boston College Center for Retirement and Research recently shared news on their blog about state-based policies to support caregivers that have gone into effect in 2020. Continue reading
Governor Charlie Baker joined Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and leaders of health care advocacy organizations on September 16th for a ceremonial signing of key sections of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget that aim to create health care savings for individuals and the Commonwealth. Continue reading
TIME Magazine published an article examining a national trend of an aging population contrasted with support for home-delivered and group meals that lag behind the demographic shift and inflation. Continue reading
There is never a shortage of events and activities for promoting and supporting healthy aging in Massachusetts!
Here are a few opportunities across the state coming up in September: Continue reading
The City of Boston’s Age-Friendly initiative continues to make great strides to support older adults and people living with Dementia and a few of those accomplishments are highlighted in a ‘Year Two’ achievements report. Continue reading
Tufts Health Plan Foundation is offering an online information session on Wednesday, June 19. The session is open to community organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island working to make their communities better places to grow up and grow old. Continue reading
A controversial proposed rule submitted on October 10 by the Trump administration – via draft regulation changes under the Department of Homeland Security – sought to amend “public charge” policies that determine how the use of public benefits impact a person’s ability to obtain legal permanent resident status in the US. Continue reading