To inform the ReiMAgine Aging; Year 3 Progress Report, which will look to capture the incredible age- and dementia friendly work of 2021, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is joining the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in asking its statewide network and partners to complete this survey by January 28th. Continue reading
There are always opportunities to access education and training that can help your community or organization become more age- and dementia friendly. Check out the following events listed below:
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is excited to promote a fourth round of the Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Program from the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
The program, which awards bonus points for projects that are inclusive of older adults, provides funding to municipalities and public transit authorities to quickly implement improvements to plazas, sidewalks, curbs, streets, bus stops, parking areas, and other public spaces in support of public health, safe mobility, and strengthened commerce. Continue reading
While our state, community-based and organizational partners continue to respond to a constantly-evolving context, the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is proud to convene a statewide cross-sector network of stakeholders that can share information, build partnerships and take collective action. The network continues to serve as an ecosystem for collaboration, partnership and productive dot-connecting – even in the face of seemingly perpetual adjustments. Continue reading
The Executive Office of Elder Affairs is leading a team that is looking to capture the incredible age- and dementia-friendly work done across the Commonwealth for our collective annual progress report for ReiMAgine Aging, the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan.
The upcoming version will be the third year of the progress report that reflect work from communities, regions, organizational partners and a range of stakeholders from all parts of the Commonwealth. Continue reading
Communities working to become more age and dementia friendly can invite their local first responders to join the Alzheimer’s Association for an upcoming training in becoming Dementia-Friendly as part of your city, town or regional initiative.
The goal of this training, titled “Understand, Approach & Respond: Effective Interventions for First Responders in Working with People and Families Living with Dementia,” is to educate Fire and EMS personnel on the impact that Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias may have on individuals and communities. Continue reading
Dementia Friends is a global public awareness movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia here in Massachusetts. To be counted as a Dementia Friend, just attend a one-hour, interactive information session! Continue reading
November is National Family Caregivers Month and the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is proud to offer a range of resources from our partners and national organizations that offer support and ways to honor caregivers. Continue reading