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
The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH released their September calendar of virtual events that offer support and guidance to caregivers and people living with dementia, but those working to advance age- and dementia friendly communities may be interested to help inform action and awareness. Continue reading
The Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH announced a schedule of upcoming virtual education opportunities for caregivers and professionals. Continue reading
Misperceptions and stigma about dementia are hindering efforts to appropriately address brain-healthy behaviors among adults 40 and older, a recent AARP survey found. Continue reading
The Memory Café Percolator from Jewish Family & Children’s Service shares information and tools to make it easier for organizations and individuals to start and sustain their own memory café. A newly-released 1-minute video in English, Spanish and Portuguese shows memory cafés taking place indoors, outdoors, and virtually. Continue reading
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) released a publication called “Assisting Passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” which provides information, tips and resources for bus operators assisting passengers with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
This resource is useful for any age-and dementia friendly community working with regional transit authorities or other local bus or van operators.
The Mass. Healthy Aging Collaborative invites you to check out the following upcoming events and trainings that help promote inclusive age-and dementia friendly communities. Continue reading
The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the release of the year two progress report for ReiMAgine Aging, the Age-Friendly Massachusetts Action Plan which serves as the state’s multiyear plan to make the Commonwealth more age- and dementia-friendly. Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs Elizabeth Chen submitted the report at a virtual event to AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa with communities and organizations engaged in the age- and dementia-friendly movement in attendance. Continue reading