AARP continues to roll out new and updated resources to assist communities in becoming more age-friendly. The 2018 Livability Index is the latest tool that provides cities and towns with a “livability score” based on a variety of data points. Continue reading
The Healthy Aging Collaborative joins the Administration on Aging, the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs and many organizations from across Massachusetts and the country in celebrating May as Older Americans Month.
The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.
Here are some links where AoA and other organizations are providing resources and materials in recognition of Older Americans Month to help promote wellness and awareness of issues facing older adults:
By Beth Dugan, PhD, Associate Professor of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
I was proud and excited to present the work that the research team at the Gerontology Institute of the University of Massachusetts Boston completed this year. The 2015 Healthy Aging Data Report was released at the Building Age-Friendly Communities Summit, which was convened by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in partnership with The Boston Foundation. Continue reading