Tag Archives: age-friendly communities

AARP Releases Age-Friendly Community Engagement Tool

Using Cities of Service’s citizen engagement model and experience helping mayors work with residents to solve problems, as well as AARP’s age-friendly-communities model and experience working with communities and volunteers, this free booklet offers examples of effective strategies, initiatives and programs employed by mayors in towns and cities throughout the United States. Continue reading

Access to Amenities Impacts Social Isolation and Sense of Community

Americans who live in closer proximity to community parks, libraries, restaurants, and theaters are more content with their neighborhood, more trusting of others, and less lonely regardless of whether they live in large cities, suburbs, or small cities or towns.

This according to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) based on their Survey on Community and Society. Continue reading

Idea Exchange Events to Focus on Age and Dementia Friendly Integration

Fresh off the announcement of a new toolkit geared towards helping communities and stakeholders  integrate Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts, the Massachusetts Councils on Aging and Dementia Friendly Massachusetts will be hosting a series of meetings across the state focused on supporting that integration. Continue reading

Age and Dementia Friendly Cape Ann Announces Action Plan

As part of a summit that included several state and local officials, the Age and Dementia Friendly Cape Ann initiative accepted Age-Friendly designation certificates from AARP and Dementia Friendly pledge acknowledgement from Dementia Friendly Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Councils on Aging.

Another milestone from the event was that the coalition led by SeniorCare, Inc also released an action plan based on surveys and community forums conducted in partnership with UMass-Boston and supported by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Continue reading