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Commonwealth Releases Nation-Leading Three-Year Progress Report on Statewide Age-and Dementia Friendly Action Plan

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is pleased to release the third annual progress report for ReiMAgine Aging, the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan, which serves as the state’s multi-year plan to make the Commonwealth more age- and dementia-friendly. The report encompasses the work of 2021, during which communities continued to demonstrate resilience, ingenuity, and the ability to rapidly adapt. Continue reading

City Parks Alliance Promotes Infographic, Resources to Help Communities Create Public Parks

City parks play a vital role in the social, economic, and physical well-being of America’s cities and their residents. They also play a role in inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities.

The City Parks Alliance created an infographic listing the benefits of public parks, including access to recreational opportunities, increasing property values, spurring local economies, combatting crime, and protecting cities from environmental impacts. Parks are now recognized as powerful tools for urban communities and local economies.

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Justice in Aging Releases Research Brief on Reducing Barriers to Reentry for Older Adults Leaving Incarceration

Similar to a health impact assessment conducted by the Public Health Institute of Western Mass. on “Healthy Aging with a Criminal Record in Hampden County, MA” the organization Justice in Aging released an issue brief titled “Reducing Barriers to Reentry for Older Adults Leaving Incarceration.”

Justice in Aging notes in the report that the proportion of older adults in prison in the U.S. nearly tripled between 1999 and 2016, from 3 percent to 11 percent, and is projected to
increase to more than 30 percent by 2030.

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