Periodically, the Healthy Aging Collaborative will share news articles that mention state and local efforts to make cities, towns and regions in Massachusetts Age- and Dementia Friendly.
Check out the following articles from May 2019 on the momentum of this movement building across the state. Continue reading
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
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
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
With a new toolkit aimed at aligning and simplifying the frameworks of the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement, Massachusetts is continuing its work as a leader in promoting and supporting inclusive communities and regions that work for people of all ages and abilities. Continue reading
Boston Age Strong Commissioner Emily Shea, also a member of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative Executive Committee and a leader in Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts is featured in the latest AARP Livable Communities Newsletter. Continue reading
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
Between May 6, 2019, and July 28, 2019, drivers from Boston and Metro Boston will compete for chances to win prizes from a pool of more than $25,000 and different titles, including “Boston’s Safest Driver.” Continue reading
In a recent announcement, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development released a $50 million funding opportunity for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program. Continue reading