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Call for Letters of Interest to Serve as a Dementia Friendly MA Ambassador

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts (DFM) is currently seeking a person(s) knowledgeable about the field of dementia to serve as an ambassador(s) to augment DFM’s staff outreach to cultural and linguistic minority communities and leaders. A limited stipend will be provided as part of the 2018 DFM Scale and Sustainability Grant awarded to the Massachusetts Councils on Aging by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Continue reading

City of Boston Launches Age- and Dementia Friendly Business Designation

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly  launched their Age and Dementia-Friendly Business designation, a new pilot program that encourages local businesses to make their spaces and services more inclusive for people of all ages. Today’s announcement was held at Local 338 Bagels and Coffee in West Roxbury, one of nine organizations that received the designation today, which includes certificates and decals to mark their business as Age and Dementia-Friendly. Continue reading

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Supports Efforts to Make Communities Better for All Ages

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced new community investments that reflect its commitment to make our cities and towns great places to grow up and grow old.

The nearly $1.8 million supports 16 community organizations working to make communities healthier for people of all ages, with a specific interest in engaging older adults. These investments are in addition to nearly $1 million in previously announced work. Continue reading

“Memory Sunday” Event to Raise Dementia Awareness Among Faith Communities

The City of Boston, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH and other organizations are sponsoring the first “Memory Sunday” event in the Northeast on Sunday, June 10th.

The idea behind Memory Sunday is that every church, on the 2nd Sunday in June each year will openly address the problem of Alzheimer’s disease to increase awareness and promote existing resources.  The City of Boston and other event organizers are inviting people and  representatives of faith communities to attend this year and next year do it in their own places of worship.

See event details and registration information below: Continue reading