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
As communities continue to look at safe reopening practices during COVID-19, WalkBoston is releasing a timely pair of resources aimed at improving physical infrastructure and highlighting policies that promote age-friendly walking. Continue reading
The John A. Hartford Foundation Business Innovation Award highlights the successes of community-based organizations (CBOs) that are partnering and contracting with health care entities, such as hospitals and health plans, with the goal of spurring the replication of these partnerships nationwide. Continue reading
The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers explores the vital role of employers in helping workers successfully navigate their working lives and prepare for retirement, a role that has become even more crucial and precarious amid the pandemic.
It is the fourth report in a series released through collaborative work between nonprofits Instituto de Longevidade Mongeral Aegon and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, and Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR). Continue reading
On April 28, Governor Baker announced the formation of the Reopening Advisory Board, which will be Co-Chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy. Continue reading
Following a concept first announced by Stop & Shop, many other large retail and grocery chains are making similar changes that allow older adults to purchase essential goods during special hours in order to avoid crowds. 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
More communities, regions and states are joining the Age-Friendly movement via designation by AARP and the World Health Organization that signals a commitment to improving that location as a welcoming and supportive place for people of all ages.
The number of those commitments is approaching 425, with nearly 70 in Massachusetts, which also was among the first states to join. The most recently designated community in the Commonwealth is Norwood and holds the distinction as the first of more than 400 communities to be led by a chamber of commerce. Continue reading