Tag Archives: Age-Friendly State

Age-Friendly Massachusetts Takes Exciting Step Forward with Action Plan Announcement

Calling it a representation and natural progression of work that started more than 10 years ago, Governor Charlie Baker endorsed a letter and action plan to keep the state on the forefront of the Age- and Dementia Friendly movement.

Age-Friendly Massachusetts launches into the action planning phase with a mission to “amplify, align, and coordinate local, regional, and statewide efforts to create a welcoming and livable Commonwealth as residents grow up and grow older together.” Continue reading

MGA Endorses the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Initiative, Highlights Link to Communities

The Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA) is announcing its endorsement of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) initiative and the 10 AFU principles that reflect a pioneering international effort intended to highlight the role higher education can play in responding to the needs and interests of our aging population. Continue reading

AARP’s New “Where We Live” Publication Highlights Massachusetts Work on Age-Friendly

The 2018 edition of “Where We Live” has been released by AARP and the publication that features livability and Age-Friendly projects from across the country highlights some of the exciting work happening in Massachusetts. Continue reading

MA Officially Welcomed to AARP Network of Age-Friendly States

A year after launching the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Council Co-Chair Eileen Connors and AARP Board President Eric J. Schneidewind today to officially release the Council’s initial recommendations and priorities, and formally mark the Commonwealth’s membership in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States.

The Massachusetts Health Aging Collaborative, which is playing a key role in supporting the Age-Friendly State effort, was on hand with several Executive Committee and Advisory Council members in attendance. Continue reading

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Commits $250,000 to Support Age-Friendly Massachusetts

Tufts Health Plan Foundation is investing $250,000 over the next five years to accelerate Massachusetts’ age-friendly efforts. The announcement came during the AARP Massachusetts 2018 Volunteer Engagement Conference, where Governor Charlie Baker also released the initial blueprint of recommendations by the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. Continue reading

Age-Friendly News Clips – February 1-15

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 early February on the momentum of this movement building across the state.