The nonprofit organization Hilarity for Charity – with support from AARP, Generations United, Memory Well, and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) – is announcing a writing contest for high school and college students from across the U.S. and Canada to pen the best profile of someone who is living with or who has passed from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Continue reading
MHAC is excited and proud to pass along a TEDx Talk presentation from one of our partners and Advisory Council members, Beth Soltzberg who directs the Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support Program at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Waltham. 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 National Institute on Aging (NIA) has awarded a five-year grant expected to total $53.4 million to Brown University and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) to lead a nationwide effort to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers. Continue reading
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 August 2019 on the momentum of this movement building across the state. Continue reading
The Municipal Advocate magazine, published and distributed by the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) to thousands of municipal and state officials across the Commonwealth, features the Age- and Dementia Friendly community movement in its latest edition. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds (the Funds) are committed to disrupting and removing barriers to health – structural and institutional racism, poverty, and deep power imbalances – through community-centered policy, systems, and environmental change approaches. Continue reading
Any city or town that is a member of the Massachusetts Municipal Association may apply for the MMA’s Kenneth Pickard Municipal Innovation Award, which recognizes municipalities that have developed unique and creative projects and programs to increase the effectiveness of local government. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Communities across Massachusetts have established Memory Cafes, which are free social programs for people living with dementia and those who care about them.
An updated version of the Memory Cafe Toolkit for those starting or maintaining these programs is now live at www.jfcsboston.org/MemoryCafeToolkit (English) and at www.jfcsboston.org/GuiaCafeDeMemoria (Spanish). Continue reading