As part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic – including a website with helpful information for older adults – AARP announced a $250,000 donation to Meals on Wheels America to support urgently needed outreach to isolated seniors.
The gift is significant because it will allow Meals on Wheels America to boost the organizational capacity of the network to provide in-home meals to the most at-risk older population during this time of crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that older Americans are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Continue reading
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Trailblazer in Aging Awards. There are several award categories listed below.
Last year’s winners included the Healthy Living Center of Excellence (HLCE) in the “innovator” category. HLCE is a member of MHAC’s Executive Committee and was awarded for its work integrating community services into the health care delivery system with evidenced-based programs across Massachusetts. Continue reading
According to the Attorney General’s Office, Massachusetts hospitals provided $641 million in community benefits for residents of Massachusetts in Fiscal Year 2018. The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, for the first time, compiled the support provided to communities from local hospitals in a report titled “A Commitment to Community: 2020 Report Massachusetts Hospitals’ Community Benefit Initiatives.” Continue reading
Find Your Benefits to Age Well is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) that unites groups with a common mission—connecting low-income Medicare beneficiaries to critical supports to improve their economic security and health—to drive more individuals to community and online tools that can help them learn about, screen, and apply for money-saving benefits. Continue reading
Since the Great Recession, rental housing markets have undergone profound changes resulting in the disappearance of low-cost units, record-low vacancy rates, and steadily rising rents, according to a report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). Continue reading
A new report on the “Longevity Economy” from AARP highlights how, as people live longer and healthier lives, they are contributing to communities and fueling economic growth well past the traditional retirement age. Continue reading
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) believes every person deserves to age well and announced a call for photographers to submit work that explores the artistic expression of Aging Well for All—how older adults are making the most of their longevity. Continue reading
Expert speakers, including people living with dementia and their caregivers, will headline a three-part series of events hosted by Brigham & Women’s Hospital with comprehensive information about dementia diagnosis, research and caregiving with additional suggestions from physicians and patients. Continue reading
The City of Boston is pleased to announce that they are launching the Age Strong public awareness campaign to dispel stereotypes about older adults and promote more positive messaging around aging. Continue reading
Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with the City of Boston’s Age Strong Commission, Public Works, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, AARP, Tufts Health Plan Foundation and WalkBoston celebrated the Age-Friendly Bench program in Grove Hall. The program expands the number of benches across the city, with a particular focus on raising the availability of resting locations for older adults. Continue reading